FOOTBALL: A POOR start to Coventry Alvis’ season continued in Staffordshire on Saturday as Damian Cassidy’s side lost 4-0 against Heath Hayes.
Alvis were defeated for a third consecutive Saturday as the club continues to find life hard in the Midland Football League Division One following promotion last season.
Cassidy’s men started brightly and should have took the lead on ten minutes after a close range effort from Dennis Oppong was hacked off the goal line.
Heath Hayes, playing with slick movement, struck back, and in a devastating spell scored four goals in less than half an hour.
Regan Smith opened the account for the home side on 12 minutes, while Jack Weldon scored a brace before Regan Smith scored his second goal of the game after 38 minutes as Heath Hayes dominated the game.
Coventry Alvis enjoyed a better second half with Reece Snape taking advantage of a cross to see his header tipped over the bar on the hour mark.
Alvis boss Cassidy said: “I was very pleased with the positive start, but we failed to put our chances away.
“Our heads dropped when a good Heath Hayes side converted their opportunities.”
Alvis are back in action on Saturday against Cadbury Athletics before the club travels to Derbyshire for the very first time on Bank Holiday Monday to visit Ilkeston.