13th August 2011
Sphinx Poor In Defeat
by Randy Forder at Sphinx Drive
Coventry Sphinx 0 v 1 Causeway United
Coventry Sphinx lost there first league game this season against a very good solid Causeway side, with four games in nine days ahead of them Manager Danny McSheffrey decided to rest five players and a change of system which did not come off. Sphinx were very poor and showed no real passion for the game. Causeway on the other hand we quick in the tackle, eager for the ball and wanted the game more. They could have been 1 up after 15 minutes when the impressive Stuart How had a goal bound effort cleared off the line by his own player.
Gregg was next to go close when his shot was turned round the post by O’Neill. That was as good as it got in the first half.
The second half from a Sphinx point of view was better with a little bit more passion for the game, Bilic who replaced Kwabena-konadu at half time brought a bit of zip into the game and Sphinx looked better going forward forward.
The games first goal came on 65 minutes when Sphinx failed to clear a ball in the box, the poor clearance only found Hind who played the ball to How whose shot went through a crowd of legs to beat O’Neill for How’s 5th goal in three games. Defensively Sphinx looked tidy and for all of the possession that Causeway had they never threatened the Sphinx goal for the remaining 25 minutes. Sphinx piled on the pressure for the final 10 minutes but were found wanting in the final killer pass. Overall a poor display from Sphinx and lessons learn’t
Sphinx: O'Neill,Hayden,Long,Ward,McAteer,Saunders,Konadu,Edwards,Williams,Tomczak, Rawlings. Subs: Muldoon, Donaldson, Bilic. SNU: Kay, Barrett.
Causeway: Turner,Martin,Meacham,Whitley,Aston,Field,Stevenson,Hind, Gregg,How,Wells, Subs:Sporston,Dunn,Tandy,Beasley,Blair
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