October 27th, 2016

Southam United still seeking first league win

Updated: 11:20 am, Sep 01, 2016

A BUSY Bank Holiday weekend saw Southam pick up just one point out of a possible six as their search for a first league win in the Midland League Division One continues.

Southam played two-thirds of Saturday’s fixture away at Heather St Johns with ten men but despite their best efforts the home side eventually fell to a 2-1 defeat after conceding a late penalty.

In a match played against a backdrop of thunder, lightning and heavy rain, the visitors took the lead in the 29th minute when Nathaniel Lewars scored with a close-range shot at the back post from a well-drilled cross from the right.

Four minutes later Southam goalkeeper Ben Allsop was sent off for a deliberate handball outside the area.

Saints equalised after the break when substitute Tommy Weston steered the ball into the bottom corner from Dan Hulme’s cross.

But just when it looked like the match was heading for a draw, Eddie Wynne-Wilson scored the winner for Heather from a hotly disputed penalty with five minutes to go, and the host were denied what appeared to be a clear penalty of their own in the final minute.

After the monsoon conditions of Saturday, summer returned to south Warwickshire on Monday for the local derby against Coventry Copsewood

Copeswood had taken the lead after just three minutes when captain Matty Burt headed home unchallenged, but Saints were back on level terms seven minutes before the break as Alex Baird’s header found its way into the net through a crowded goalmouth.

With no more goals coming after the break the match ended at 1-1 as Southam picked up their second point of the season which moves them up a place to third from bottom with five games played.