19th Oct, 2017

Perfect ten for Sphinx in historic win

Coventry Editorial 18th Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SPHINX boss Luke Hopkins could not hide his joy after Sphinx set a new Midland League record by beating Tipton Town 10-0 on Monday night.

Saturday’s 3-2 defeat on the road at Rye Town was soon forgotten as Sphinx ran riot with an emphatic display in front of goal.

Chris Gumery bagged four goals while Ricky Cutting hit a hat-trick and Ashley Jackson, Luke Dowes and Kiam Galdins all found themselves on the scoresheet.

“We got the reaction we were looking for,” said Hopkins, whose side move up to fifth in the Premier Division.

“The opposition probably weren’t at full strength, but the first 15 minutes of the game we were brilliant, before we had even settled in to find out who we were playing against.

“I was pleased we won 10-0 but especially the way the lads went about it. I think previously after scoring four or five goals we would have stopped and become sloppy.

“But we didn’t, we kept the clean sheet and the forwards got in good habits, which can only help us.”

*In Division One, Alvis Sporting were back in action following a two-week break and were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Stafford Town in Southam.

Whilst Alvis were the more impressive side in the first half, it was the visitors who took the lead on the half-hour when Darryll Johns converted a right-wing cross with his shins from eight yards out.

The lasted only ten minutes as Michael Healy levelled for Alvis with his seventh goal of the season from the spot after a handball infringement.

Immediately after the break Healy almost added to his goal tally with a superb shot from 18-yards out which went narrowly wide.

And despite their best efforts Alvis failed to find a breakthrough in the second period.

Coventry Copsewood remain two points behind league leaders Littleton thanks to a 2-0 home win over Pilkington.

Goals from Connoll Farrell and Matthew Fowler earned Copsewood their sixth win in nine matches as they continue their push for promotion.

This Saturday Sphinx host Heath Hayes, Alvis travel to in-form Uttoxeter Town while Copsewood host Bolehall Swifts.

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