Alvis Win The Coventry Telegraph Cup

30 April 2013 09:21
Alvis Win Again



Alvis: Roach, Razza, Whailen, McGuire, Dainty, Thompson, O'Kane (Taylor 72), Smickle (Kimberlin 58), Kelly, Suffo (Cook 71), Jordan. Subs Tagba, McKieranan,


The Bell: Courtney, Boe, Tailby, Middleton (Pawsey 64), Castleton, Izzard, Banton (Finney 78), Hindi, Glover (Hyams 50), Platt, Beevor. Subs: Farrow, Mace.





Goals Christian Jordan 14, Tommy McGuire 68, Arron Cook 81 


Referee Chris Pemble. Assts Joe Clarke, Tom Reeve. 4th Official: Kevin Buckley


Booked O'Kane


Alvis won the 121st Coventry Charity Cup Final at the Ricoh Arena.


Alvis, attacked the North Stand for the first half and were soon on the attack with Calvin Thompson firing over from twenty yards inside the opening ninety seconds against the Coventry Alliance side.


Wayne Courtney was the first keeper called into action saving a Kelly shot before Hinds headed out for a corner.


Atal Hinds went up the other end and fired at Karl Roach who dispatched the ball straight up to Kelly who found McGuire and then O'Kane whose shot was superbly parried by Courtney.


In the fourteenth minute, Alvis took the lead when Suffo, inside the area, played in Christian Jordan, who scored at the Ricoh Arena a week ago, to score from an acute angle.


The Bell started to pose a threat to the Tankmen's defence and after a Michael Glover shot had found its way into the stand, they had a 21st minute free kick which Mitchell Boe headed in but was ruled out by Mr Pemble.


Both sides won corners before The Bell won two in relatively quick succession thanks to some neat work in the 33rd minute by Curt Tailby.


Alvis then forced two corners and a throw before Thompson fired wide in the 36th minute with a twenty yard effort.


Three minutes later and Robert Whailen had to hook off his own goal line as an AEI corner was flicked on.


Two minutes into the second half and with Karl Roach out of his goal, Alex Platt tried his luck from forty yards out and saw his effort just miss the North Stand goal crossbar.


Platt drilled wide from eighteen yards two minutes later as The Bell attempted to get back on level terms.


To aid that, Bells boss Pete Glover sent on Benny Hyams in the 50th minute.


In the 57th minute, Leon Kelly burst through The Bell's offside trap but fired into the side netting.


Damien Cassidy made a switch with Dean Kimberlin replacing Demi Smickle and Alvis, who beat Midland Combination Premier Division side Southam United 3-1 in the semi-final, attacked. Courtney came out of his goal and missed the ball and Leon Kelly fired at goal. The ball hit the left hand post and bounced out.


Alvis did get a second and it came out of nowhere when Tommy McGuire, who was sent off a week ago in the Coventry Charity Cup Final, tried his luck from thirty yards and the ball sailed into the net to redeem himself in front of his appreciative manager.


Former Coventry City forward Patrick Suffo and Luke O'Kane were replaced by Damien Cassidy whilst Pete Glover completed his changes in the 78th minute.


Nine minutes from time, Arron Cook who had come on for Suffo, got to the right hand side of the goal and slipped the ball from a left wing cross past Courtney for the Tankmen's third goal.


Platt headed a corner off the line in the 84th minute as Alvis strolled to victory.

Source: Coventry MAD