Dildale Linton bags a brace as Alvis Sporting boost promotion chances with victory over Fairfield Villa - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

Dildale Linton bags a brace as Alvis Sporting boost promotion chances with victory over Fairfield Villa

Steve Carpenter 23rd Apr, 2017 Updated: 24th Apr, 2017

FOOTBALL: A BRACE from Dildale Linton helped Alvis Sporting return to top form by thumping Fairfield Villa 4-0 to enhance their promotion prospects from the Midland League Division Two.

The result was a confidence builder for the Coventry outfit, in what was also a dress rehearsal for the Midland League Presidents Cup Final when the two teams meet again on May 9.

While Fairfield Villa had opportunities in the opening minutes, it was Alvis who took the lead in the 12th minute. Dildale Linton was fouled on the edge of the penalty area, and captain Michael Quirke drilled the ball home through a ruck of players.

Linton increased Alvis’ lead on 25 minutes when he cut in from the left and scored with a curling right foot shot from eight yards out.

After the break, Linton added his second goal of the game when he headed home from a narrow angle following a Corrie Powell corner.

Alvis became increasingly dominant, and registered their 100th goal in all competitions on the hour mark, when Daniel Pidgeon netted from 25 yards with a low shot.

In finishing their home fixture list, Alvis now need a maximum six points from their remaining three games to ensure promotion.

“We anticipated that this would be a tough game, but once we went in front we were the better side in all departments,” said a delighted Alvis boss Damian Cassidy.

“Hopefully, the lads will all pull together with promotion within their grasp.”

Alvis Sporting visit Knowle on Saturday in their penultimate league game of the season.

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Coventry Observer newspaper.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.