21st Sep, 2018

Sphinx stretch purple patch into November as Quorn FC are crushed

FOOTBALL: LEE Knibbs’ unbeaten league run with Coventry Sphinx continued on Saturday with a thumping 5-0 win against Quorn.

The win maintained Sphinx’s top five spot in the Midland Football League and ensured they remain just 11 points short of table topping Coleshill Town.

A minute’s silence took place before the game to mark the 16th anniversary of the passing of former Sphinx manager Willie Knibbs, father of current boss Lee.

Ryan Harkin ensured the home side made a bright start by adding two goals of his own in the opening half.

Sphinx had to wait 42 minutes for the deadlock to be broke though when a trademark finish from Sphinx’s forward man handed them the advantage.

Their lead was doubled just minutes later as Knibbs’ men took control of the game before half-time.

Though Quorn mounted some good pressure in the early moments of the second half, Sphinx proved a difficult force to break down.

Sphinx weathered the storm and eventually started to hunt for their third goal, which came 17 minutes into the second half.

A through ball from midfield picked out Jamie Towers who ran away from the defender to finish a one-on-one chance.

Bryan Badu was brought on to make his Sphinx debut following the goal, and the tactical change worked as Sphinx soon bagged a fourth when Faulkner scored his first goal for the club when heading home at the near post.

Woodward wrapped up the three points when pouncing on a loose ball following Towers’ strike to make it five soon after.

The win puts Sphinx in a good position with a trip to South Normanton Athletic looming this weekend.

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