3rd Dec, 2020

United leave it late to prevail

Ben Tyler 4th Nov, 2020

Ty Knight, right, is mobbed by his team-mates after sealing victory with his 90th-minute strike. Picture by Jeff Bennett.

TWO late strikes helped Coventry United break into the top half of the Midland League Premier Division table after seeing off rivals Lye Town 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Tyler Haddow and debutant Ty Knight were both on target in the Black Country, giving the Red and Greens a sixth victory this term which lifts them up to seventh.

Although the latest outing will be their last for a month in the wake of a second national lockdown, preventing grassroots football below Step Six from being played before December 2, Terry Anderson will no doubt remain pleased United are beginning to challenge in the upper reaches of the table.

For all of United’s chances, they were unable to hit the net even when gifted a late penalty, one which was missed by Kevin Thornton.

Heads did not drop though and Coventry were rewarded when Haddow dispatched from Aaron Williams’ pass with seven minutes remaining, before Knight wrapped up the points with a tidy finish in the final minute.

United are due to host Selston in their first match post-lockdown on Saturday, December 5.

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