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Gate bounce back from six goal hiding

Highgate United 5 Coventry Sphinx 1

Highgate United 5 Coventry Sphinx 1

HIGHGATE recovered from a 6-2 beating at home to Stratford Town with a 5-1 demolition of Coventry Sphinx.

Chris Gummery completed a first half hat trick to put his side well in control of what turned out to be a comfortable win against the sixth-placed side.

Four goals ahead at the break Gate could afford to relax during the second half adding just one more goal during a casual final 45 minutes, Chris Deffern spoiling what should have been a clean sheet with a late goal for the far from disgraced Coventry side.

A fifth minute trip on Neil Kitching in the box ended the wide man’s weaving run enabling Gummery to score the first of his three goals from the resulting penalty,

Gummery then added his second before Kitching fired in the third.

Despite the early set back Sphinx continued to play some good football and during a period of pressure from the visitors Perry Cox was forced into an excellent save from Callum Woodward’s angled drive.

Keen added a fourth and Gummery completed his hat-trick as Highgate’s inconsistent season continued.

Erin Go Bragh 1 Shirley Athletic 1

Handsworth GSOB 1 Shirley Athletic 0

ONE point from two games left Shirley ruing missed chances as they fell behind in the AFA Premiership title chase.

On Wednesday Matty Shaw had given Paul Curran’s men the lead in the second half but a late penalty cost them the win against Erin Go Bragh.

The mood was further dampened on Saturday when a second-half goal was enough to gift Handsworth the win.

Shirley entertain Flamengo tomorrow.

Silhill 2 Aston Labs 2

SILHILL moved up the table with a fine 2-2 draw at home to Aston Labs on Thursday.

Chris Conway’s men went ahead twice thought David Johnson and John Bradley yet were pegged back each time by goals from Aston Labs striker and their man-of-the-match Michael Toms.


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