21st Jul, 2019

Late goals deny Alvis the points

FOOTBALL: A PAIR of late goals denied Coventry Alvis any points on Saturday as Damian Cassidy’s men lost 4-2 away at Bolehall.

The Tamworth-based side struck with a penalty on 85 minutes before Aaron O’Neill struck in the final minute of the game to earn the home side a two-goal win.

Another loss means Alvis remain bottom of the Midland Football League Division One table.

Earlier in the game, Alvis dominated possession for long periods, though failed to find the fire-power needed to convert chances into goals.

On the other hand, Alvis’ Staffordshire opponents were much more clinical.

The home side took the lead after just six minutes when Marion Ioth struck.

Leedum Dunlevy then scored Swifts’ second on the half hour mark.

Alvis pressed forward in the second half and were rewarded on 74 minutes when Aaron Cooke rose above Swifts’ defence to convert a left-wing cross with a well-placed header from 12 yards.

Henry Toro then equalised with a well struck shot from near the penalty spot with nine minutes remaining.

Bloore then handed the home side the initiative once more on 85 minutes with a penalty before O’Neill confirmed the three points for the hosts.

Alvis boss Damian Cassidy said: “We played really well, and certainly did not deserve to lose the contest.

“We had the majority of the game, passing the ball well, but could have done better with our finishing.

“I was impressed with Luke Wilkins who worked hard, and overall there were many positives to be drawn from the game.”

Coventry Alvis entertain promotion contenders Hinckley AFC on Saturday at Green Lane before hosting to Cadbury Athletic on Wednesday in the Birmingham County Midweek Floodlit Cup.

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