UK time is: 01:37:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Kilbane spot on for Sky Blues

A keenly contested League Cup tie between Dagenham & Redbridge and Coventry City, the first ever meeting of the two teams, was settled in dramatic fashion in favour of the Sky Blues as Kevin Kilbane converted a last-minute penalty to put Andy Thorn's men into the second round.

Thorn handed competitive debuts to new signings Reece Brown, Kevin Kilbane and Callum Ball while also showing his faith in young midfielder Billy Daniels by starting him alongside Kilbane in the centre of the park.

Dagenham, seeking their first ever victory in the competition, pushed City all the way but were unable to find their way past a stern Sky Blue rearguard.

Thorn's men gradually began to have more of the play but extra-time was still looking like the only outcome before a challenge on another debutant, substitute Stephen Elliott, handed Kilbane his opportunity.

Speaking to the official club website after the game Thorn was more than happy with the defensive steel shown by his side.

'I thought the lads were really resolute,' he said.

The draw for the second round takes place on Wednesday afternoon.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 14 2012

Time: 9:37PM

Your Comments

In the second round for the first time in four years, can't argue with that.
roberts
what a good start after all the negatives this week off the field. Let us have plenty more 1-0 to the Sky Blues
wolstc
Good lad Killer!
Oggys Gloves
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

City Change Transfer Focus (Friday November 21 2014)

Time For City To Step Up (Friday November 21 2014)

City Transfers: Striker Merry-Go-Round (Thursday November 20 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Thursday November 20 2014)

Ex-City Loanee in Fine Form for U's (Wednesday November 19 2014)

On This Day: Cobi Hits The Jackpot! (Wednesday November 19 2014)

International Bows for Ex-City Duo (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Busy Transfer Window Guaranteed at City (Tuesday November 18 2014)

City's Downward Drift Begins Again (Monday November 17 2014)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 29
2. wolstc 3
3. roberts 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Doncaster 15 5 3 7 -8 18
18. Colchester 17 4 5 8 -3 17
19. Gillingham 17 4 5 8 -7 17
20. Coventry 17 4 5 8 -8 17
21. Leyton Orient 17 3 7 7 -6 16
22. Scunthorpe 16 4 3 9 -11 15
23. Crewe 17 4 3 10 -19 15

Breaking League News

Crewe in the capital
Crewe : 21/11/2014 21:38:00
Team News: Bradford City v Gills
Gillingham : 21/11/2014 19:43:00
Team News: U's v Coventry City
Colchester : 21/11/2014 19:12:00
Team News: Bristol City v North End
Preston : 21/11/2014 19:06:00
DRFC Can Rovers dump the dale?
Doncaster : 21/11/2014 19:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

If You Could Sign Just One Would It Be
Suggested By:  Editor
Gary Madine 100%
Frank Nouble 0%