Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Super Sky Blues Hit Five

Super Sky Blues Hit Five

Coventry City's steady improvement under Mark Robins continued in fine style on Saturday as they cruised past Walsall at the Ricoh Arena.

The Sky Blues had already created two clear chances when a Blair Adams own goal gifted Walsall the lead but the home side shrugged off that setback to carve regularly through the Saddlers' backline.

David McGoldrick's quality, backed up by the breaks of Baker, McSheffrey and Moussa was far too much for the visitors, who took out their frustrations on the referee and were eventually reduced to ten men.

Pleasingly, City kept up to their work until the final whistle, stretching the play and continually closing down their opponents.

'Realistic Robins'

Mark Robins looked to keep his side's feet on the ground when interviewed on BBC CWR after the game, pointing to some sloppy play when the Sky Blues were 4-1 up and also expressing his frustration that the booked Baker will miss a tough trip to Doncaster next week.

Opposite number Dean Smith had gripes with the officials over City's third and fourth goals but added: "I won't let that detract from our defending because that was not good enough."

In other City news, on a day when the supporters were able to put aside the rent row, Kevin Kilbane announced his retirement and the Northern Area draw for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy produced a home draw against either Bury or Preston in the semi-final.



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

Writer:CCFC
Date:Saturday December 8 2012
Time: 6:04PM

Comments

0
A very good performance, started well and weren't knocked out of our stride by conceding the goal. Walsall's boss has had a go at the officials for the third and fourth goals but we were getting through their defence at will.
houchen
08/12/2012 20:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

The Final Throws Of A Sky Blue Season

A trip to Scunthorpe for the first team, a cup final for the Under-18's

Happy Birthday Psycho, A Non-League Bargain

Sky Blues picked up Pearce for a small sum from Wealdstone

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Were City A Decent Team All Along?

Sky Blues finish with a flourish

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are You Pleased With Mark Robins Return?
Suggested By: Editor
Yes85%
No15%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 44 14 16 14 58 -3
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 44 11 12 21 45 -26
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Scunthorpe United (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.houchen2
The Vital Football Members League