FOOTBALL - Coventry United claim impressive point at leaders Wellingborough - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Coventry United claim impressive point at leaders Wellingborough

Coventry Editorial 21st Nov, 2023 Updated: 21st Nov, 2023   0

COVENTRY United ended their five-game losing run in the league with an impressive 1-1 draw away at league leaders Wellingborough Town.

Matt Reed’s early goal put United into the lead against the run of play before Nehemiah Richard-Noel equalised later in the first half at London Road.

And the result means Coventry sit 18th in the United Counties League Premier Division South table.

Wellingborough dominated the opening 10 minutes before a long ball over the top put Reed through on goal and the striker produced a delightful chip over the home goalkeeper.

However, the league leaders drew level on 28 minutes as Richard-Noel headed home a cross from close range.

United boss Ellis Alleyne said: “As a coach it’s easy to highlight negatives during a game and talk about what needs to be done better.

“We took on top of the league, bang out of form, low on confidence and we put in a performance that makes me proud of every single player.

“The first half was scrappy and did we ride our luck at times, yes, but that second half was nothing short of brilliant.

“The lads, have dug deep, gave it everything and fully deserved their point against a team that will probably end up winning the league.”

Coventry are next in action at home to Rugby Borough on Saturday, November 25 with kick-off at 3pm at Butts Park Arena.

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