EARLSWOOD Town are just one point above the relegation zone after they were beaten 1-0 by high-flying Coton Green this past weekend.
Ryan Conlon’s second-half strike proved the difference between the two teams as Earlswood suffered their fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions.
The result means Earlswood sit 13th in the Midland Football League Division Three table just one point clear of the two sides below them.
However, despite suffering yet another defeat, Earlswood produced a strong display against fourth-placed Coton Green and squandered numerous chances in the opening 45 minutes.
Despite their strong start – the home side hit the post before Earlswood keeper Alastair Lewis made a great save to keep out Jon Baker’s effort from the edge of the penalty area.
Earlswood responded with a chance of their own when Harry Street’s strike was somehow pushed away by the Coton Green keeper
And the hosts would make Earlswood pay for that missed chance when Conlon fired Coton Green ahead after a long range shot smashed against the crossbar and fell kindly into the goalscorer’s path.
The Earls piled on the pressure in the final quarter of the game but were unable to break through a stubborn Coton Green defence.
Earlswood return to action against Kenilworth Sporting on Saturday, November 27 with kick-off at 2pm at Gypsy Lane.