ALCESTER Town secured their first victory of the Midland League Division Three season as they defeated visitors Coventrians 2-0 on Saturday.
Town adjusted their line-up to give starts to Joe Shaw, Sam Lakin, Matt Layton and new goalkeeper signing Jack Turner and boss Danny Janes was rewarded for his changes as goals from Steve Nurse and Layton secured victory.
Keiran Downey and Layton had already gone close before Nurse gave Alcester a first half lead when he finished coolly from Shaw’s assist.
The advantage was doubled just before the break when Alcester broke on the right and Nurse squared the ball to Layton who took his chance well.
After the break the elements were against Town but the back four of Lakin, Downey, Hill and Kyle Xavier were all impressive and Turner made two smart stops to keep the hosts’ lead intact.
Boss Janes, whose side host Boldmere Sports & Social Falcons on Saturday in the Les James Challenge Cup before visiting Northfield Town in the league on Monday, was delighted.
“I’m delighted for the players to pick up their first three points of the season,” said Janes.
“As a new side, you are always looking for that win which will add to the togetherness and spirit of the team.
“I thought the professionalism of the performance in the second half was really pleasing, we knew it was going to be tough and the players worked together to ensure we did not let the opposition back into the game.”