Coventry Sphinx 3 AFCW 0

AFC Wulfrunians’ two match winning streak came to an end at Coventry Sphinx despite having chances to get something out of the game.

 

Wulfs looked most likely to take the game in the second half but a goal from Ryan Harkin in the 68th minute knocked the stuffing out of them and they went on to concede two more late goals.

 

The first half was a tight battle in difficult conditions. Jamie Towers had an opportunity in the first minute for Sphinx but he was denied by the feet of keeper John Bateman.

 

Bateman was at his best again when he came out quickly to smother a close range effort from Pierce Kiembi.

 

Wulfs came into the game and Mitch McDonald went close when he swivelled in the area and shot just over the bar.

 

Nicky Turton forced an excellent save from the keeper after he spun his man in the area only to see his shot tipped over for a corner.

 

Wulfs received a knock back four minutes before half time when Richie Palmer was forced off through injury.

 

Wulfs had the better of the second half but were constantly denied by an in-form Scott Dutton in the Sphinx goal.

 

He pulled off a superb point blank save from Turton when it looked certain that the striker would score from just six yards out.

 

Wulfs’ pressure all counted for nothing as the home side took the lead in the 68th minute when Harkin found acres of space inside the penalty area and slid the ball past the advancing keeper.

 

In an effort to hit straight back, Turton saw his shot tipped over the bar by Dutton and Jake Sedgemore went closer still with a 30 yard free kick that crashed back off the crossbar.

 

Sphinx killed off the game with two more goals in the final nine minutes, first when Harkin fired home his second from close range and then when Towers headed home a Callum Woodward cross.

 

Jake Sedgemore missed a late penalty to add to Wulfs’ woes.

 

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