FOOTBALL - Coventry Sphinx surrender lead in Sutton Coldfield defeat - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Coventry Sphinx surrender lead in Sutton Coldfield defeat

Coventry Editorial 4th Sep, 2023 Updated: 4th Sep, 2023   0

COVENTRY Sphinx remain winless in the league this season after suffering a 4-1 defeat away at Sutton Coldfield Town.

Despite taking an early lead through Matty Shipman’s strike, Sutton levelled the game just before half time break and scored three second-half goals without reply at the Central Ground.

The result means Coventry sit 19th in the Northern Premier League Midlands table after six matches.

After a bright start, Sphinx took the lead on 27 minutes when the ball fell perfectly at the feet of Shipman who fired home into the corner.

However, Sutton equalised on the stroke of half time when Sam Fitzgerald’s thunderous shot from distance flicked off a defender and curled into the top corner.

And the home side completed the turnaround on 73 minutes with Alex McSkeane smashing home before Ryan Edmunds crashed a shot in off the post four minutes later to take the game out of Sphinx’s reach.

Sutton added a fourth goal in injury time as Rhys Hilton’s effort compounded Sphinx’s misery with the Coventry club yet to register a win in the league this season.

Sphinx are next in action away at Quorn on Saturday, September 9 in the FA Trophy with kick-off at 3pm at Farley Way.

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Coventry Observer.