A SPIRITED performance by Coventry & North Warwickshire saw them lose 2-1 at Loughborough Town although the performance deserved more from what was a close Midland Division One encounter.
Coventry produced an excellent performance against a well placed Leicester side who in the end were made to cling onto their slender lead at the death.
Playing on Loughborough University’s water-based pitch, it took a while for Coventry to settle into the game and they were forced to sustain some heavy pressure.
That pressure eventually told when the visitors conceded the first goal of the match with 20 minutes gone following a flowing mind.
Coventry looked to bounce back with Dom Bell twice soming close from two short corner but both of his goal-bound efforts were well saved by an in-form Leicester goalkeeper.
The return of Sam Clarke boosted Coventry while Stuart Colegate hardly put a foot wrong but it was a defensive error which gifted Loughborough a second goal midway through the second half.
Bell however was not to be denied and within five minutes of conceding a second he finally found a way past the Loughborough keeper to set up a rousing final 15 minutes.
Jonny Leong’s cameo performance took the eye and Mitch Wise also fought hard for the equaliser, so much so that the home team began to look worried, but Leicester managed to weather the storm and took the points.