Coppice do enough to lord it over Loom
IN the Newbold Tyres Premier Division, the in-form Coppice United travelled to tenthplaced Old Loom.
Coppice were the fastest team out of the blocks, creating chances and going close to an opener within ten minutes.
The opening goal came from a corner, when an inswinging cross was met by a powerful header from Naved Butt.
After the goal Old Loom, began to grow into the match taking advantage of Coppice’s attacking mentality, counter attacking them each time they advanced.
As a result, the equaliser soon followed when a pinpoint accurate corner was headed home.
Coppice responded quickly, upping the tempo before Shabir Ali neatly slotted home to put them ahead for the second time in the match.
The advantage was soon added to, when Butt nodded home a second to make the scoreline more comfortable for the visitors.
Loom, still behind, refused to surrender to the visiting side and reduced the deficit with only ten minutes left to play on the clock.
Loom still searched for an equaliser but were met by valiant defending by a Coppice side that was desperate to maintain their lead.
Coppice manager Yassar Farooq said: “Happy with the way we played and the chances we created, should have put a few more chances away to make it easier towards the end but we did enough to get the three points.”
High Crompton Victoria faced Gamecock in a Christine Robinson Memorial League Cup tie which ended 3-3.
HCV won the match after it went to a penalty shootout.
The first-half saw both sides create excess chances, it was Gamecock who were the first to capitalise on their chances.
HCV responded quickly equalising and before then taking the lead in the match, with both goals coming from Brain.
After the interval Gamecock’s response to their deficit showed great resilience and they soon equalised with both sides expecting a stalemate.
Gamecock still ventured forward to try and get a winner and they thought they had clinched a winner but HCV managed to find a last minute equaliser.
“I’m full of praise for a fully committed team performance, accepting that the result could have gone either way,” said Rob Murphy, Vics manager.
“We showed full commitment in staying in the game to eventually come through the lottery of penalties.”
Also in the Christine Robinson Memorial League Cup, Woodhouse United recorded a 4-2 away win against The Gardeners Arms.
A brace from Aaron Lorimer helped the visitors to a 2-1 lead, before Stefan Parker and Joe Connor both added to Woodhouse’s tally.
Jack Naylor’s Woodhouse, played their football with a fast and furious tempo which enabled them to control the majority of the game. Naylor commented: “Happy with the team performance and everyone worked for each other. He continued: “Everyone knew there job roles and if someone pushing on someone was always covering stopping any counter attack happening.”
Both High Crompton Victoria and Woodhouse, will find out who they face in the next round in the coming weeks.
‘We should have put a few more chances away’