Coventry Alvis 0-2 Paget Rangers
Paget Rangers produced a dominant display to record a comfortable victory over basement side Alvis
Paget Rangers continued their recent good form with a dominant display at Coventry Alvis.
On a heavy pitch in pouring rain, the Bears attacked from the off but found debutant Alvis keeper Scott Dutton in fine form.
First Carter saw a cross shot from out the left hand side go narrowly wide of the post before neat intricate play found Carter inside the box only to see his shot smothered by the goalkeeper. Moments later Dempster’s effort was well saved at the expense of a corner, which was easily defended by Alvis. Paget continued to attack and a rasping drive from Dempster on 12 minutes was parried into Carter’s path by Dutton. Carter finished well, only to see his effort ruled out for offside. Paget continued to probe forward and finally broke the deadlock in the 28th minute Carter receiving the ball in the area from Matthias Blake’s pass, before turning left and right, deceiving two defenders and firing the ball into the top corner.
The second half followed the pattern of the first with Paget dominating throughout. The Bears doubled their lead in the 65th minute. A corner was taken short by Dean Morris to Bobby Moseley who fizzed a left footed cross across the box to Ross Dempster, who megged Dutton in the Alvis goal to put Paget 2-0 up. Paget continued to attack and look for further goals and Luke Bradley was unfortunate to see his effort go wide.
Alvis were handed a life line in the closing stages of the game when Dean Morris gave away a penalty. Josh Benton in the Paget goal was equal to Jacob Dodds’ penalty, saving the spot kick which was ultimately cleared to preserve the Bears clean sheet and another valuable three points.