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Coventry Sphinx v Westfields

MATCH REPORT - Saturday, December 17, 2016

Coventry Sphinx 2 -
Westfields 3 - Ham 10, Harrhy 20, Jones 85

WESTFIELDS GAIN VITAL AWAY WIN

Westfields produced a hard-fought away performance at Coventry Sphinx on Saturday to register 3 valuable points in their continual push to keep in touch with the Midland Football League league leaders.

Westfields and Coventry had to battle through foggy conditions and it was not until the 90th minute that Westfields secured the 3 points when a brave penalty by Craig Jones secured a fine away win.

In the first half Westfields had opened up the Coventry defence with a dazzling display by Sirdic Grant who returned to the team and gave a good display.

The opening goal however was a fine opening solo goal by Chris Ham who cut down the left hand side, cut inside and hit a superb shot into the top right hand corner from 20 yards to put Westfields ahead.

Ten minutes later Grant sped down the right side, squared the ball back and Nick Harrhy raced in to slide the ball in from 6 yards.

This gave Westfields a 2-0 cushion although Kieron Blackburn was twice called into action with brilliant saves to prevent Coventry Sphinx pulling back goals and then both Sam Plane and Phil Glover cleared shots from Coventry off the Westfields goal line to preserve the 2-0 cushion at half time.

In the second half as the foggy conditions worsened Coventry Sphinx got back into the game and Jamie Towers pulled a goal back midway through the half and then with Westfields struggling to contain the lively Coventry attack Coventry drew level with 10 minutes to spare.

However, in a grandstand finish Westfields forced a late corner and when Phil Glover was pulled back in the penalty area the referee awarded a penalty which Craig Jones dispatched to give Westfields a 3-2 win and 3 vital points.

Westfields now enter the busy Christmas period with an away HFA County Senior Challenge Cup game on Tuesday at Kington Town and then on Christmas Tuesday, 27th December, they play local rivals Stourport Swifts at home, kick-off 3pm, at allpay.park, and then on Saturday the 30th Westfields are at home to Coventry United, kick-off 7.45pm, again at allpay.park.

On Monday 2nd January Westfields travel to Shropshire side Shawbury United for a New Year Bank Holiday league fixture, kick-off 3pm, at Shawbury.

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