Home Sport Coventry United Rocester vs Coventry United 03/12/16 & Coventry United vs Westfields FC 06/12/16 – Match Reports

Rocester vs Coventry United 03/12/16 & Coventry United vs Westfields FC 06/12/16 – Match Reports

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Rocester FC 1-0 Coventry United

Midland Football League Premier Division 03/12/2016

United made the long trip to Rocester with a new edition to the team. Courtney Cameron, on loan from Halesowen Town, found himself drafted straight into the first team but could not help his side get a positive result. Despite Rocester’s lower league position and an unflattering goals against record of 42 in just 18 games it was the home side who won the match 1-0.

An 8th minute penalty was all it took, although Rocester could easily have wrapped up the game by half time after bossing the first period. Goalkeeper Rich Morris kept the red and greens in the match with some assured shot stopping coming to the rescue on at least 3 occassions. As the second half started United had the woodwork to thank for not going 2-0 down after a shot by Oliver Froome from outside of the 18 yard box rattled against the bar.

United made efforts late on to get back into the match and the introduction of Ben Mackey from the bench increased meaningful possession with his hold up play. Disaster struck with half an hour still remaining, Jimmy Halton receiving his marching orders for his second yellow card and third in just two matches. United still managed to press in the final parts of the game, leaving manager Terry Anderson scratching his head as to what might have been.

Both Mackey and Kai Williams had serious chances to score the equaliser, before Josh O’Grady had an effort tipped just over the bar by home keeper and hero of the hour Richard Froggatt with only 5 minutes left.

Game stats
Shots (CUFC) (RFC)
On target (5) (8)
Off target (5) (3)
Corners (9) (7)
Free kicks (19) (17)
Yellow cards (4) (2)
Red cards (1) (0)
Offside (5) (3)

Coventry United 1-1 Westfields FC

Midland Football League Premier Division 06/12/2016

Coventry were unlucky not to beat highflying FA Cup heroes Westfields at Sphinx Drive on Tuesday night. The home side deservedly took the lead from a Josh O’Grady shot in the first half, having earlier had a Kai Williams effort ruled out for a marginal offside decision.

Williams terrorised the Westfields back line all match and on another night would no doubt have ended with at least a brace for his efforts. The visitors pulled the match back through determined play of their own and a snap shot from outside of the area somehow found its way under the diving body of keeper Rich Morris when there looked no danger at all.

United pressed and pressed but could not find the winner in a much improved team performance, outplaying Westfields for parts of a hugely entertaining end to end game. A Ben Mackey chance late on went high up in the air with the keeper way off his line and out of the picture but agonisingly fell just the wrong side of the post. Williams and Kevin Thornton also had chances to win the match for the hosts, but it was not to be their night.

Westfields had their goalkeeper and man of the match Keiron Blackburn to thank for an accomplished performance where he happily cleaned things at will as both sweeper keeper and shot stopper.

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