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Worcester City
Coventry Sphinx
D Reynolds (9', 88'), B Birch (12'), J Sarmento (58'), J Baldwin (90')
Full time
Tue 3 Oct 19:45 - Midland Football League - Premier Division Attendance 281

FIVE-STAR CITY

Convincing win as Sphinx are put to the sword...

CITY put in a five-star display as we ran out comfortable 5-1 winners against Coventry Sphinx.
It was City who came out of the blocks with more purpose and Matt Birley went close with an effort within the opening three minutes.
The visitors’ back-line was put under plenty of early pressure as they looked to keep City at bay.
They survived loud penalty appeals before handball before succumbing to a deserved opener from Dave Reynolds as he headed home an inviting cross from Alex Tomkinson.
It gave us a deserved lead and that was soon doubled when skipper Birch fired home with confidence.
A great save from the Sphinx ‘keeper denied us a third goal when Mark Danks showed good skill to make room for a powerful strike.
There was disappointment on the quarter-hour mark when Birch was forced to leave the field through injury.
The visitors started to get into the game as the half went on but were restricted to half-chances, whilst City looked a threat every time we went forward.
Some neat play just past the half-hour mark ended with Sarmento getting in an effort that was pushed away by the ‘keeper.
We went into the second period well in control, two goals to the good and Sarmento went close soon after the restart with an acrobatic overhead-kick that crept narrowly wide.
After Danks went close, Sarmento finally made it 3-0 from the resulting corner as he capitalised upon some defensive hesitation to find the back of the net.
There was no let-up from City as Danks saw his effort deflected just wide before he was replaced by James Baldwin.
A great effort from distance by Nathan Hayward was deflected out for a corner, which was eventually scrambled away.
Sphinx suffered more woe when they had a player sent off for a reckless challenge on Griffiths, but despite being reduced to ten men they were able to reduce the arrears three minutes from time.
The goal only acted to wake City up from our cruise-control and within seconds Reynolds made it 4-1 with his second of the evening as he headed home Griffiths’ delicious cross.
There was still time for a fifth goal in stoppage time as substitute, Baldwin, got in on the act to complete a good night’s work for City.

CITY: Palmer, Fishwick, J. Smith (Griffiths), Albert, M. Smith, Hayward, Birley, Birch (Sarmento), Danks (Baldwin), Reynolds, Tomkinson. Subs not used: Gwynne, Chiwara.

Key moments

9:00
Goal Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
12:00
Goal Brad Birch scores for Worcester City
58:00
Goal Joshua Sarmento scores for Worcester City
88:00
Goal Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
90:00
Goal James Baldwin scores for Worcester City

Highlights

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90:00 Goal 5 - 0
James Baldwin scores for Worcester City
88:00 Goal 4 - 0
Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
71:00 Sub Off
Mark Danks is substituted off for Worcester City
71:00 Sub On
James Baldwin is substituted on for Worcester City
62:00 Sub On
Aaron Griffiths is substituted on for Worcester City
62:00 Sub Off
Jamie Smith is substituted off for Worcester City
58:00 Goal 3 - 0
Joshua Sarmento scores for Worcester City
End of period 1
16:00 Sub On
Joshua Sarmento is substituted on for Worcester City
16:00 Sub Off
Brad Birch is substituted off for Worcester City
12:00 Goal 2 - 0
Brad Birch scores for Worcester City
9:00 Goal 1 - 0
Dave Reynolds scores for Worcester City
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As it happened

  • Worcester City
  • Coventry Sphinx
  • 0
  • Dave Reynolds Goal 9:00'
  • Brad Birch Goal 12:00'
  • Joshua Sarmento Sub On 16:00'
  • Brad Birch Sub Off 16:00'
  • Joshua Sarmento Goal 58:00'
  • Aaron Griffiths Sub On 62:00'
  • Jamie Smith Sub Off 62:00'
  • Mark Danks Sub Off 71:00'
  • James Baldwin Sub On 71:00'
  • Dave Reynolds Goal 88:00'
  • James Baldwin Goal 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Coleshill Town 14 32
2. Bromsgrove Sporting 12 31
3. Worcester City 12 24
4. Coventry United 12 21
5. Sporting Khalsa 12 21
6. Coventry Sphinx 13 21
7. AFC Wulfrunians 12 21

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