18th Nov, 2017

United move a step closer to Wembley following Quorn FA Vase win

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY United moved a step closer to playing at Wembley after defeating Quorn FC 6-0 in the second round of the FA Vase.

United dominated the game from the start and, like the scoreline suggests, cruised through to the non-league knockout cup’s third round.

Terry Anderson’s men wasted no time in taking the lead when Lewis Rankin’s corner found Robert Prinzel in the box, who made no mistake in heading United into the lead.

Quorn found themselves two goals down within two minutes when Ranking sent a powerful drive past Quorn keeper Liam Sharpe to gift the visiting side a second goal.

A couple of corners presented themselves to Quorn, but United dealt with them in confidence.

And it wasn’t long until Anderson’s men made it 3-0 when in-form striker Rankin turned inside the net from 25 yards into the top corner – leaving keeper Sharpe with no chance.

But not even a three goal lead inside the opening 14 minutes tempted United to sit back.

Kyle Barnett was forced into a goalline clearance on 17 minutes before Craig Reid had a powerful strike saved by Sharpe.

Quorn had the chance to pull a goal back on 40 minutes when Dominic Brennan’s header sailed over the bar.

Tommy Glasscoe added to United’s tally following the break with another top corner strike to make it 0-4.

Quorn responded well with chances coming their way in the 53rd and 56th minutes. But keeper Richard Morris proved a force to be reckoned with in goal as the clean sheet was still on.

Craig Reid then netted United’s fifth following a break down the right to put the game beyond doubt.

A series of substitutions dampened the game, but United were soon back to their scoring ways when Jack Jeys added to United’s impressive shooting to make it six.

United face a tricky away tie to Bromsgrove Sporting on December 2 in the third round.

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