NATHAN CORRY scored twice as Knowle won 5-3 against 10-man Coton Green in an eight-goal thriller to maintain their promotion push.
Corry struck either side of Charlie Morris’s opener with Charlie Faulkner and Dylon Bennett also in target whilst their opponents had Jack Henry sent off in the first half.
The result means Knowle sit third in the Midland Football League Division Two table, one point behind promotion rivals Coton Green with a game in-hand.
And the game was played in front of 150 fans at the Draintech Community Ground which marked the club’s highest attendance for a fixture this season.
Knowle made a fast start and almost took the lead when Morris’s cross-shot hit the bar before Corry opened the scoring on seven minutes from Jack Tregartha’s long ball.
And the Robins soon had their second when Morris chipped the ball in from 18-yards out following a throw-in after Tregartha made an important save at the other end.
The visitors were once again denied by Tregartha only for tempers to boil over when Henry chopped down Morris which saw the Coton Green man sent off after the referee consulted with his assistant.
Knowle made the most of their man advantage after the break when Corry doubled his tally from Brandon Hague’s ball.
It took a triple substitution to bring Coton Green back into the game when Oliver Hough touched home a free-kick.
However, Faulkner restored Knowle’s two-goal advantage when he forced the ball over the line before Hague and Morris both squandered chances to put the game to bed.
And Coton Green reduced the deficit when Ryan Conlon headed home before scoring again minutes later with a controversial strike that appeared to go in off the player’s arm.
The Robins finally secured the points when Bennett scored from the penalty spot after Hague was fouled in the area by the Coton Green goalkeeper.
Knowle are next in action away at Boldmere Sports and Social Falcons on Saturday, February 19 with kick-off at 3pm at Boldmere Road.