FOOTBALL - Coventry Sphinx held to goalless draw by Coleshill Town - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Coventry Sphinx held to goalless draw by Coleshill Town

Coventry Editorial 24th Oct, 2023   0

COVENTRY Sphinx moved further clear of the relegation zone following a goalless draw with Coleshill Town as the Sphinx Industrial Supplies Arena.

In a game of few chances, Sphinx goalkeeper Keelan Fallows made a crucial save in the first-half to ensure the home side came away with a share of the spoils.

And the result means Coventry sit 16th in the Northern Premier League Midlands table, four points clear of the relegation zone.

The game’s best chance fell to Coleshill midway through the first half as Fallows somehow managed to keep out Niall Rowe’s header from a corner.

Despite the best efforts of Sphinx’s forward line, the home side struggled to trouble the Coleshill goalkeeper as Alex Lock fired over the crossbar to bring an end to a drab first half.

Coleshill spurned a glorious chance to break the deadlock after the break as Lewis Archer capitalised on a slip only to shoot wide at the near post following a quick break.

Home debutant Gio Dainty shot over the bar from the edge of the penalty area as the half wore on before Fallows tipped a corner over the crossbar at the other end.

Coventry created a couple of chances at the death as Matty Shipman saw a shot cleared off the line by Adrian Gyamera before the former was denied by Coleshill goalkeeper Lewis Landers.

Sphinx are next in action at home to Anstey Nomads on Saturday, November 4 with kick-off at 3pm at the Sphinx Industrial Supplies Arena.

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