STAFFORD Town made it two wins in a week thanks to two goals from Adam Cunningham in their 2-1 league victory against Coventry Copswood.
Town started well and Morgan Hurley had a good chance after five minutes but put his shot was put into the side netting.
The visitors took a shock lead in the 16th minute when a deep cross from fullback James Riston was lost in the low sun by keeper Barry Weston and the ball went over his head and into the net.
Stafford Town were level within a minute when manager Adam Cunningham took possession on the inside-right and drilled a low shot past Scott Furlong into the corner of the net.
A minute later a strong run by left-back James Wild who then played through Jake Turner, whose shot was saved by Furlong, only for Morgan Hurley to clip a neat cross from the left by-line which Cunningham headed downwards, off a defender’s flailing leg and into the net at the far post.
After a slow start game had suddenly exploded into life with three goals in as many minutes, Coventry thought they had equalised in the 26th minute when Tom Murphy headed a freekick past Weston but he was caught offside.
The second half was very scrappy as Town struggled to get the ball to the front men and the visitor’s were only dangerous from set pieces.
Despite Coventry having much of the possession they rarely troubled the Town goalkeeper and the home side never managed a shot at goal.
With Town seeing out the game there was a clash on the half way line in front of the dug outs in the final minute and after the resulting mêlée referee Kevin Allsop sent off Coventry’s Lee Hunt and Town’s captain Ryan Fox and booked three other players including Furlong.
In injury time, Hurley broke clear and was wrestled to the ground by Furlong who picked up a second yellow card and was also sent off.
After Saturday’s victory Stafford Town move up to sixth spot in the Midland Combination Premier Division, just two points behind the leaders Bolehall Swifts.
Town recorded their first victory of the week with a comprehensive 4-0 drilling of Pelsall Villa.
The Reds took the lead after just three minutes when Hurley fired a low shot into the net past Amo Panesar.
Pelsall had plenty of possession but lacked a cutting edge to their game and Chris Morris added the second goal for the Reds curling a free kick from the edge of the penalty area and into the corner of the goal after 18 minutes.
The visitors continued to pass the ball well but rarely troubled Weston in Town's goal and on the hour Hurley score again with a powerful shot to make it three.
Town were awarded a penalty 12 minutes from time when substitute Darryll Johns was brought down when clear on goal.
Usual penalty taker Morris handed the ball to Hurley to complete his hat trick and take his tally to five goals for the season.
On Saturday, the Reds travel to Bromsgrove Sporting in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Carlsberg Vase, the match at The Victoria Ground kicks off at 3pm.