AARON Williams has kept Coventry United top of the Premier Division in the Midland Football League after his late winner against Tividale.
The Red and Greens were deserving winners in the encounter at Butts Park Arena, but were made to wait until the 82nd minute to make their dominance count when Williams unleashed a rocket from distance that left Tividale’s Louis Connor with no chance.
With closest rivals Sporting Khalsa winning their home fixture with AFC Wulfrunians 3-1, United stay three points clear at the top having played three games more.
A trip to Kirby Muxloe in the MFL League Cup awaits on Tuesday (7.45pm), prior to Saturday’s (3pm) league game at Racing Club Warwick.
ELSEWHERE in the division, Coventry Sphinx will hope to take advantage of a few extra day’s rest when visiting Gresley on Tuesday night (7.45pm).
The two sides were scheduled to play each other twice in the space of four days, starting with last Saturday’s fixture at Sphinx Drive, prior to a postponement.
After visiting The Moat Ground, Sphinx take a trip to Highgate United on Saturday (3pm) as Shaun Thomas and John Woodward’s men continue to make up ground on the sides above them – having turned out just 12 times in the league so far.
IN DIVISION One, GNP Sports and Coventry Copsewood also went without a fixture at the weekend.
Shamir Alam’s GNP side, who are eighth, go up against Heath Hayes in an away game at Coppice Colliery Ground on Tuesday night (7.45pm), though 15th-placed Copsewood don’t play until Saturday (3pm) when hosting Atherstone Town.
THE BATTLE of Coventry went the way of Coventry Colliery in a shock 6-0 rout over Division Two Coventry Alvis in the Coventry Charity Cup.
Colliery, of the AW Engraving Premier Division in the Coventry Alliance Premier League, led 4-0 at the break and notched two more after the interval to complete a resounding victory.
As a result, Kev Wagstaff’s side have advanced to the quarter finals where they will host Coventry Plumbing of Division Three.
PLUMBING have also progressed in another cup competition after reaching the quarter finals of the Birmingham Saturday Vase – following a slender 1-0 win over Division Two promotion chasers Knowle.
Connoll Farrell’s second-half volley was the difference for the visitors in a contest which could have panned out all so differently – had Knowle’s Steve Ruck found the back of the net with a penalty with the scoreline at 0-0.
COVENTRIANS’ home encounter with Birmingham Tigers in Division Three was rained off last Saturday, keeping them in sixth place for another weekend.
A trip to Enville Athletic (Saturday, 3pm), struggling in 12th place, provides the perfect opportunity to kick start an ascent up the table – with games in hand over three of the five teams above them at present.