FOOTBALL: COVENTRY United assistant manager Luke Morton said his side will continue to fight for promotion until the end of the season, despite dropping down to 11th in the Midland League Premier Division table.
United lost 4-3 against Coventry Sphinx on Saturday – a result which severely dented the Butts Park Arena side’s hopes of earning promotion.
But a win against eighth placed Shepshed tomorrow could reignite promotion hope in the dressing room.
United are currently 15 points short of table topping Coleshill with one game in hand.
Talking to Liam Cook, Morton said his side won’t give up.
“We will keep fighting right until the end,” said Morton.
“But at the minute I think it’s important we take each game on its merit and try our upmost to pick up some momentum and gain as many points as possible.
“Shepshed are an excellent side.
“They are capable of beating anyone on their day, as they proved when beating Bromsgrove, but we will go there giving our all and hope to come away with all three points.”
A tough run of results at the end of last year dropped United down to mid-table and allowed teams around them to establish significant ground.
A loss against promotion chasing Coleshill coupled with a draw against Heanor and a derby defeat to Sphinx didn’t help United’s cause.
Luke said: “It was certainly a frustrating end to the year.
“We lost to a ten man Coleshill side when we should be doing better and conceded a last second equaliser against Heanor when we should of wrapped the game.
“The Sphinx game was a bitter pill to swallow because our attacking play was very good and we dominated large periods of the game.
“In several opinions of Sphinx officials we deserved the win. When opposition members say we deserved the win you know you’re doing something right, but it doesn’t help heal the pain of the loss.”