UK time is: 15:05:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

City Deserve Their Rub Of The Green

Preston North End manager Graham Westley bemoaned a 'blatant' offside decision against his side as they were the victims of a dramatic late Coventry City fightback in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Thursday night.

Those who left early at the Ricoh Arena would have spent the rest of the night regretting their exit after injury time goals from Carl Baker and Leon Clarke sparked great scenes amongst another healthy JPT crowd.

A replay of Clarke's winner on the big screen drew gasps followed by relieved chuckles from the home fans as the striker and two of his teammates looked offside when the ball rebounded off the PNE goalkeeper. After that, however, most people seemed to be of the opinion that City's spirit and determination meant they deserved the rub of the green.

Mark Robins felt his side had not played well against difficult opponents but City still created a number of good chances and had suffered their own misfortune for the visitors' deflected second goal.

The manager's substitutions also played a key role. Conor Thomas, Franck Moussa and Stephen Elliott had all an impact during their time on the pitch and it was they who sparked the final push which led to the dramatic ending.

'Typical' City would have been the cry had it remained at 1-2 but the reaction of the crowd to going a goal behind showed that belief in the manager and his players (and in the slow improvement off the field) is building.







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:Friday January 11 2013

Time: 8:03AM

Your Comments

A deserved win based on the chances with the little bit of luck you need in a cup tie added in. Manager of the Month for Robins adds to the feel-good factor but the club itself deserve praise for having Clarke lined up ready for McGoldrick's exit. The strength in depth that has been built was evident from the substitutions we made last night.
houchen
Thomas a revelation - he took control of the game, Moussa added pace and Elliott held the ball up well - good subs at the right time made a big difference.
CET Stander
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Coventry City Articles

Can City Bounce Back? (Friday September 19 2014)

Young Scottish Boss Turns Cardiff Down! (Thursday September 18 2014)

Red Card a 'Game Changer' For City (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Iron Test for Sky Blues (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Scunthorpe the Scene of SP's 1st Game (Monday September 15 2014)

McSheffrey Enjoying a New Lease of Life (Sunday September 14 2014)

Stats: Coventry City v Yeovil Town (Saturday September 13 2014)

Can City Continue to Climb? (Thursday September 11 2014)

CCFC: Positives Continue as Pressley Signs (Wednesday September 10 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 9
2. wolstc 2
3. roberts 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Preston 8 3 4 1 5 13
9. Fleetwood 9 3 4 2 2 13
10. Sheff Utd 8 4 1 3 -1 13
11. Coventry 9 3 3 3 0 12
12. Gillingham 9 3 3 3 -1 12
13. Yeovil 9 3 3 3 -2 12
14. Oldham 9 2 5 2 0 11

Breaking League News

Cod Army Report: Fleetwood 3 Bristol City 3
Fleetwood : 21/09/2014 12:14:00
Preston North End 2-0 Crawley
Crawley : 21/09/2014 11:55:00
Port Vale 2-1 Barnsley
Port Vale : 21/09/2014 11:40:00
Notts County 0-0 Oldham
Oldham : 21/09/2014 11:18:00
Vital Posh MOTM @ Yeovil Poll
Peterborough : 21/09/2014 11:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Now City Are Back, Where Will They Finish?
Suggested By:  Editor
Top Two 1%
Play-Offs 66%
Top Half 33%
Bottom Half 0%
Bottom Four 0%