LEADERS Alcester Town will look to sign off the group stage of the Post-Covid Lockdown Charity Cup in style this Saturday when they visit Coventry Alvis before the semi-finals of the competition get under way.
Matt Seeley’s side faced Midland League Division Two rivals Alvis last time out, running out 4-1 winners at Stratford Road, courtesy of a Connor Deards double and further goals from Toby Scott and substitute Kyle King.
The Romans know that another win against their Warwickshire rivals this weekend would essentially seal their status as group winners – given their better goal difference of six over second-place Knowle – before a last-four showdown with either Coventrians or AFC Coventry Rangers.
In what was another display of confident play from Alcester, the two sides were level pegging at the break, as Mitch Boe headed in an equaliser against the run of play following Deards’ clinical opener.
It was a scoreline which did not do Town justice, though their response after the interval to regain the lead and then finish off the job was highly commendable.
A quickfire brace put Alcester firmly in the ascendancy, as Scott fed the ball to Deards to bury his second from close range, before picking up a second assist moments later when playing through King to round Coventry ‘keeper Sean Wilson and finish.
Capping a strong display, Scott then etched his name onto the scoresheet with a powerful drive into the bottom corner of the net following a Sam Fitzgerald centre.
The scoreline could have made even better reading for Town, had Fitzgerald got the better of Wilson from 12 yards after a penalty was awarded for a foul on King.