AFC Coventry Rangers 2-0 Hampton
AFC Coventry continued their excellent home form at the Coventry Technical Sporting club with a win against Hampton. The win confirms the host’s title credentials and was against a Hampton team that have had a good start to the season so far.
Taylor Blyth opened the scoring for Coventry Rangers in the 26th minute to take a 1-0 HT lead. Substitute Fola Fagbemi came on in the second half and scored in the 84th minute to seal the win and give the hosts the three points. He scored 15 goals last season for the club and is a good option for AFC Coventry Rangers. A good crowd of 50 supporters turned up to watch the match on Saturday.
Birmingham United 4-0 Bolehall Swifts
Birmingham United recorded a momentum building win against Bolehall Swifts at the Trico Stadium at the weekend to move up the table. A brace from Ben Sanogo and further goals from Amechi Kingsley Eze-Sunday and Jack Whelan gave the hosts the three points to move up to 6th in the table.
The visitors have struggled away from home so far this season with the main exception being the 5-5 draw at Earlswood Town. They have a huge match next weekend at home to Coventrians.
Cadbury Athletic 4-4 Lane Head
Cadbury played out an entertaining draw with Lane Head in their opening home match of the season at the Bournville recreation ground. Both sides wanted to get a result out of this game, and it made for an exciting match in front of a notable crowd of 65 supporters.
The match involved an action packed first half in front of goal with Darren Green opening the scoring for Cadbury Athletic to lead 1-0. Lane Head found an equaliser in the 16th minute to make it 1-1 before taking the lead in the 21st minute to lead 2-1. Cadbury Athletic found an equaliser in the 27th minute through Wade Malley to make it 2-2 before taking the lead in the 36th minute to make it 3-2 going into HT.
Lane Head scored two goals in the second half to lead 4-3 late on before Callum Devlin found a late equaliser for Cadbury to make it 4-4 in a thrilling match. The goals from Lane Head came from a brace by Adam Shorto and further goals from Cody White and James Harris. It was a really encouraging performance from the visitors in their efforts to stay up.
Coventry Alvis 2-2 Earlswood Town
Coventry Alvis drew 2-2 at home to Earlswood Town at the Alvis Sports and Social Club in front of 43 supporters. Elliot Edwards opened the scoring for Coventry Alvis in the first minute to take a 1-0 lead. Earlswood were given a penalty in the 12th minute for a handball with Daniel Elwell taking the penalty and finishing well to make it 1-1 going into half-time.
Connor Doyle scored for the visitors in the 75th minute to make it 2-1 to the Earls before Coventry Alvis were awarded a late penalty. The penalty was initially saved before the rebound was converted by Jagit Aujla to give the Tankmen a point. It was an entertaining game on Saturday against two quality sides challenging near the top of the division.
Inkberrow 1-4 Alcester Town
Alcester continued their impressive form in the league with a convincing away win against Inkberrow. The goals from the visitors came from a brace by Ricardo Richards and solo goals from Jordan Jones and Odane Barnes to give the Romans the three points.
Inkberrow did make a match of it in the first half and scored in the 33rd minute through Robert Barnett to make it 1-1 going into Half-Time. Alcester are up there competing with Knowle and AFC Coventry Rangers and currently sit 3rd in the table with 18 points from 8 matches in the division.
Knowle 4-0 Central Ajax
Knowle continued their fine form in the league with a quality home win against Central Ajax at the Robins Nest at the weekend. The win sends the hosts top of the league with 19 points from 8 matches in the division.
Adam Bourn gave the Robins the lead in the 30th minute to take a 1-0 HT lead. A brilliant move by Knowle involved Tom Craine cutting inside and finding Jay Rendall who finished well to make it 2-0 in the 63rd minute. Tom Craine scored in the 75th minute to make it 3-0 with the team linking up well in the second half. A long-range effort from Liam O’Donnell from 30 yards out made it 4-0 in the 78th minute to give the Robins the three points.
Littleton 1-2 Coventrians
Coventrians got a huge win at Five Acres over the weekend to get consecutive wins in the league and move up the table. Coventrians played well in the first half to take a 2-0 lead going into half time before Littleton scored in the second half to make it 2-1 and set up a tense finish.
Coventrians managed to hold on and see the match out to get a valuable three points away from home. Littleton have competed admirably over the last few weeks but have struggled to get results in a tough division. They play in the Worcestershire County cup next weekend away at Redditch Borough with the kick off at 2pm.
Round up feature written by Rhys Beardmore for the Midland Football League
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