FOOTBALL: A TIDY performance from Quorn FC keeper Ryan Thacker failed to stop Coventry United from registering a fifth straight Midland Football League Premier Division win.
Terry Anderson’s men now sit top of the Midland Football League on 15 points from their opening five games.
And as only the top side earn promotion, Anderson has no intentions on his side losing their current run of form.
United were quick off the mark and registered an early chance on goal when Lewis Rankin’s effort was straight at QFC keeper Thacker in the third minute.
A blocked effort from a corner was followed up by a strike from Mitchell Piggon, whose deflected effort went for a corner.
It took United 28 minutes to eventually break down QFC’s defence as Piggon battled through some forceful challenges before steering a shot past Thacker to open the scoring.
Quorn had chances to go level when Matthew Dawson’s effort went high and wide before United dictated play at the end of the first half with Joshua O’Grady seeing a shot saved before Gift Mussa had a goal disallowed.
Thacker was called into action eight minutes into the second half when Craig Reid went clear of Quorn’s defence before lofting a ball into a stretched Thacker’s hands.
Yellow cards were handed to United’s Jamie Coleman and Quorn’s Dominic Brennan while Anderson made a change with Aron Wint coming on for O’Grady.
A tiring Quorn FC struggled to keep pace with United in the closing third of the game as Jeff Woodward’s header from a corner went just over the bar while Wint and Reid forced good saves 13 minutes from time.
United earned a deserved second goal with ten minutes to play as a Lewis Rankin corner found the head of Chris Cox, whose header smashed against the crossbar before Aaron Opoku stabbed home the rebound.
Despite Coleman being sent off for a second bookable offence, United held on to claim a fifth league win.
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