Biggest victory of the season for Coventry & North Warwickshire - The Coventry Observer

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Biggest victory of the season for Coventry & North Warwickshire

Steve Carpenter 24th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A GOAL bonanza saw Coventry & North Warwickshire find their best form at home to Burton as they scored six goals in the first 20 minutes on their way to a comfortable 8-2 victory.

A superb demonstration of flowing hockey saw Dom Bell score four goals as Coventry recorded their fourth win of the season in the Midland League Division One.

Bell scored his first goal of the match just seconds after kick off from a short corner and although Burton hit back straight away, it did not take long for Bell to repeat his earlier feat by firing home a second.

Ed Benfield got in on the act to make it 3-1 before the pick of the bunch came courtesy of Bell again who bagged his hat-trick by working an opening before firing home a reverse shot.

A blend of youth and experience seemed to be working for Coventry with Luke Reynolds, Jonny Leong, Tom Hancock and Sam Clarke all playing well.

A good passing move undid Burton again for Sam Clarke to benefit for goal number five before Bell made it three goals from three short corners to make it 6-1.

The second half proved to be a more scrappy affair Stuart Colegate had scored from a well-worked short corner.

Retaliation after suffering foul play led to two Coventry players on the bench and this allowed the visitors to come more into the game with Aiden Johnson making a string of fine saves to prevent them from scoring.

Another Benfield goal completed the Coventry scoring before Burton scored a late consolation goal.

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