2nd Apr, 2020

"Tough period" coming up for leaders United, says Anderson - Coventry non-league latest

Ben Tyler 10th Dec, 2019 Updated: 10th Dec, 2019

COVENTRY United manager Terry Anderson is eyeing further progression in the coming weeks after his side topped the table with a 3-1 win over Long Eaton United last weekend.

After Chris Camwell’s first-half strike was ruled out by a second-half penalty from Niall Towle, two goals in the final 20 minutes from Riley O’Sullivan and Michael Quirke helped United claim a third win in succession in Midland Football League Premier Division.

Anderson was left singing the praises of his side, commenting: “The lads have worked extremely hard over the last few weeks, knowing that we have a tough period coming up.

“It was great to take all three points, because we know Long Eaton are a decent side.”

A fifth home game in succession against 14th-placed Tividale now lies in wait for Coventry on Saturday (3pm).

TWO goals from Callum Woodward started and completed a dramatic second-half comeback for Coventry Sphinx in a 3-1 win at Selston.

Carl Moore’s sixth-minute opener stood until Woodward levelled from the spot on 69 minutes, following a foul by the home custodian on Joel Grandison.

The goal put Sphinx in the ascendancy, so it was little surprise when Scott Hammond thrashed home the go-ahead goal five minutes later.

Woodward capped off the scoring with three minutes remaining to secure a fifth win of the campaign.

On Saturday, Sphinx host Gresley (3pm).

COVENTRY Copsewood’s weekend went without action after the postponement of their Division One meeting with Ashby Ivanhoe.

Neil Collett and Joe Connelly’s men hope for a better forecast when hosting Brocton on Saturday (3pm).

GNP Sports suffered a similar fate after their home fixture with Leicester Road was rained off.

Shamir Alam’s side host Stafford Town on Wednesday night (7.45pm) prior to Saturday’s trip to Stapenhill (3pm).

COVENTRY Alvis were without a scheduled fixture last weekend ahead of Saturday’s (1.45pm) Coventry Charity Cup visit to Coventry Colliery.

Alvis were 4-0 winners in their most recent fixture, beating Earlswood Town 4-0 in the Presidents Cup, while Colliery are also in form after beating Woodlands WMC 10-1 in the AW Engraving Premier in the Coventry Alliance Football League.

IN THE Birmingham Senior Cup, a Connor Farrell brace helped Coventry Plumbing edge visitors Earlswood Town 2-1 at Cryfield Sports Pavillion.

They visit Division Two opposition in Knowle in the next round of the Vase this weekend (1.45pm).

COVENTRIANS are down a place to fifth following their 2-2 draw away to 12th-placed Enville Athletic.

The two sides go head-to-head once more this weekend in a Birmingham Saturday Vase meeting (1.45pm) at Hall Drive.

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