FOOTBALL - Knowle beat Alcester to remain unbeaten - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Knowle beat Alcester to remain unbeaten

Solihull Editorial 22nd Sep, 2022   0

KNOWLE secured a hard fought 2-0 win against Alcester Town to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign.

The Robins took an early lead through Lewis Rainey before Robert Ager’s second-half own goal secured the points at the Draintech Community Ground.

And the result means Knowle sit third in the Midland Football League Division Two table just one point behind leaders Cadbury Athletic.

Knowle’s joint manager Matt Seeley joined the Robins in the summer, having previously been in charge at Alcester for the last few seasons.

And Seeley’s men made a blistering start as Yasin Al-Massry and Jack Mullen combined well before the former fired a venomous shot inches over the crossbar.

The home side took the lead on eight minutes when Rainey curled a stunning effort into the top corner from 20-yards out.

Alcester responded as Knowle failed to deal with a high ball which allowed the visiting striker through only for Robins goalkeeper Craig Johnson to take man and ball and clear the danger.

And Johnson then made a save from point blank range as he denied the Alcester striker for a second time to keep Knowle ahead.

The Robins dominated thereafter as Owen Ward came close to extending Knowle’s lead with the Alcester keeper tested on several occasions.

And Knowle doubled their lead early in the second period when Yasin’s cross was turned into his own net by Ager as he attempted to clear.

The home side thought they had scored a third goal when Mullen found the net only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.

Knowle are next in action away at Kenilworth Sporting on Saturday, September 24 with kick-off at 3pm at Gypsy Lane.

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