FOOTBALL: WHITNASH Town kept the pressure on Coventry Alliance league leaders AEI Rugby with an away win at Coventry Copeswood.
The win maintained Whitnash’s second place position in the Alliance Premier Division, just four points short of their Rugby-based rivals.
Town dominated Saturday’s game from start to finish, and they were unlucky not to take an early lead when Joseph Wright’s shot found Conor Smith – whose efforts went wide of the post.
Copeswood’s keeper could only withstand so much early pressure though as a close range strike from Smith was palmed into the feet of Luke Wilson, who gave Town an early lead.
Whitnash doubled their lead on eight minutes when a 25-yard free kick from Wilson was buried into the far corner.
A rare mistake at the back by Lee Scott and Callum Bell allowed Taylor Macgregor a free run on goal and coolly slotted past the helpless Harry Dipper to bring Copeswood back into the game.
Further chances for either side weren’t taken as Whitnash ended the half with a one-goal lead.
Two chances for Conor Smith were saved at the start of the second half as Town looked to close out the game.
Wilson almost completed his hat-trick when his long-range strike grazed the top of the crossbar.
Though Copeswood had a late chance following a poor backpass from Joseph Wright, Town held on to clinch another three points.
Whitnash are back in action this Saturday against Copeswood in the CET Cup, a tournament they won last year at the Ricoh Arena following a 1-0 win over Nuneaton Griff.