Paget Rangers returned to winning ways by thrashing a doomed Coventry Alvis side.
The home side started strongly and could have opened the scoring sooner than they did, but the crowd at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground would only have to wait until the 14th minute for the first goal of the game.
An over the top ball to Ross Dempster was poorly defended by the Alvis goalkeeper, allowing the ball to fall to Daniel Carter who sent the ball straight into the open goal.
Minutes later Lemaar Rhule was denied by a great save, before a corner saw Rhule denied again and Rio Kousseba-Bakala’s header go just wide. Alvis were just about clinging on.
In the 23rd minute the Bears found the net again, Dempster latching on to another effective long ball before picking out Carter who simply had to guide Dempster’s cross into the net.
Coventry rarely troubled Paget and Josh Benton was left with little to do other than the odd corner, the frustrations from the Alvis players evidently reached boiling point when Nathan McGarrity launched into a two footed challenge to dispossess Luke Bradley on the halfway line. The Paget winger was lucky to walk away unscathed and McGarrity was duly shown the red card despite hopeful protests from some parts of the Alvis contingent.
Clearly annoyed at the progress of the game and the recent sending off one deluded Alvis follower called for a penalty with half-time approaching, after an Alvis attack ended in their player falling to the ground.
Paget took their revenge for the horror tackle the fair way when Carter converted another cross a minute into stoppage time.
The Wee Gers returned to the pitch to face a 10-men Coventry side determined to frustrate the Bears, and prevent an embarrassing score line. For most of the match they were successful and may have pulled one back in the 65th minute when Fahmi Sayie found himself in a great position.
No one in the crowd would have been surprised when the Coventry substitute fired the ball over the netting behind the goal and into the car park of the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground. The missed chance showing why the visitors sit bottom with only 10 points on the board.
Paget substitute Zach Brown started to cause trouble for the Coventry defence, but it was Dempster that found the net beating the hapless Alvis goalkeeper from close range.
Rounding off the scoring five minutes later was Bobby Mosely in spectacular fashion. Billy Fagg picked up possession in the Paget half after poor passing play from Alvis, venturing into the Coventry half to send the ball out wide to Kousseba-Bakala. Paget’s wandering defender crossed the ball into Rhule who laid the ball out perfectly for Moseley, the Paget midfielder then sent the ball flying into the top corner with ease.
Updated 21:42 - 19 Feb 2018 by Joshua Smith