Sphinx Hit For Four

Last updated : 12 January 2011 By Kev Monlks at Colliery Coppice

Bryce, Ward, Long, Stevenson (Gaggini 55), McAteer, T.Cudworth, Robbins, Bilic (Phillips 67), Hopkins, Saunders, Fletcher (Williams 61)

SNU Donaldson, Husserbury.Heath HayesBraddock, Bevan, M.Waple, Massey,Tuck, Horton (Wallis 75), Allen (McNulty 63), Barber, Haycock,D.Waple (Howell 84), Deakin. SNU Maddox.

Goals Chris Deakin (pen 29 &79), James Barber (47), David Waple (51), Kelvin Phillips (82)
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Coventry Sphinx went down to a bad defeat at Heath Hayes in a re-arranged Midland Alliance fixture.

Another changed Sphinx side started well playing positively, looking to attack wherever possible. But it did not last and Heath Hayes had the first real chance in the 14th minute when Ben Massey hit a twelve yard shot that Tom Bryce dived high to his left to catch.

In the 29th minute, Jamie McAteer was adjudged to have tripped Alan Haycock and Heath Hayes were awarded a penalty which Chris Deakin converted.

Sphinx hit back with Paul Saunders having a 37th minute header brilliantly tipped over by the home keeper.Deakin curled over from the edge of the area just before the break and two minutes into the second half, James Barber doubled Heath Hayes lead with a low drive.

In the 51st minute, the home side went further in front after Bryce had saved from Deakin to concede a corner and David Waple was allowed space inside the area to drive in to the far corner of the net.

Changes were made by Sphinx boss Danny McSheffrey but in the 79th minute, the impressive Chris Deakin out paced the Sphinx defence and scored with a low drive across the goal.

One of those changes to the Sphinx side was the introduction of Kelvin Phillips and the striker raced through to thump home a consolation goal with eight minutes remaining.

Phillips and Andy Williams had chances late on but Sphinx were well beaten.

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