LYE Town lashed in-form Coventry Sphinx 2-0 in the Total Motion Midland League Premier Division this week.

But Lye boss Andy Wyton believes Lye let Sphinx off the hook, he said: "We should have won by eight or nine! Our goalkeeper Ben Newey didn't have a meaningful shot to save.

"Jack Till ripped them apart with his pace only for our finishing to let us down.

"But if anyone had asked me before the game, I would have gladly taken a 2-0 win."

Lye were due to visit Coventry United this week - before facing them again on Saturday at Stourbridge Road and Wyton quipped: "We should get to know them quite well by the end of the week."

Prolific striker Liam Hughes came off the bench for his debut against Sphinx having arrived from Black Country Rangers.

As a result, fellow marksman Dreniz Bala has gone out on loan at Dudley Sports while Lewis Clarke is running out with Gornal Athletic, both in a bid to maintain their match fitness.

Wyton added: "It's purely to keep them sharp. I can call them back at anytime."

Lye will also be reinforced this week with the return of Jason Wood from suspension while Ashley Parsons-Smith has recovered from illness.

Wyton also has recent signing Colin Smith and Redditch United loanee Sam Tye waiting in the wings.

The Lye boss admitted: "I've got so many options at the moment, that I may have to start releasing some players.

"But we've got some tough fixtures coming up, including the FA Vase trip to Histon in early January and I have some players who are ineligible to play."