Vital Football

Latest Coventry City News

Scunthorpe United 1 Coventry City 2

Scunthorpe United 1 Coventry City 2

Saturday's big League One clash at Glanford Park saw Coventry City begin their last roll of the dice for a play-off place, the trip to Scunthorpe the first of four consecutive games against teams struggling at the foot of the table and the first game since the appointment of Steven Pressley as manager.

The 39-year-old Scot took charge of training on Friday morning as he settled into his new surroundings before giving an assured performance at his introductory press conference.

The visitors were looking for their 11th away league game of the season but the Iron, however, went into the match in fine form on home soil and keen to nullify the threat of the man who scored 11 goals for them earlier in the season, Sky Blues striker Leon Clarke.

Heavy rain in the area caused a 1pm pitch inspection but the go-ahead was given with home boss Brian Laws making three changes to his side and handing an immediate debut to loan signing Eirik Holmen Johansen, a young goalkeeper signed from Manchester City this week.

William Edjenguele returned to the Sky Blues line-up in place of Nathan Cameron, a change made by Pressley but one that had been expected under interim boss Lee Carsley.

Akpo Sodje opened the scoring for the hosts on 8 minutes before Carl Baker levelled things up on the stroke of half-time and then Clarke settled things with a 77th minute winner, a pleasant change as the Sky Blues come from behind to win rather than throwing away a lead.

The three points ensure that the season will not yet drift to a tame conclusion as City are now five points off the play-offs with a trio of games to come against teams struggling alongside Scunthorpe.

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:CCFC
Date:Saturday March 9 2013
Time: 2:00PM

Comments

0
As an ex-central defender let's hope Mr Pressley can work with Cameron and make him into the player we thought he was going to become.
houchen
09/03/2013 14:53:00
0
Great win. Two massive home games now which we have to win but we've said that before this season.
CET Stander
09/03/2013 20:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Coventry City Articles

Are Southend the Weekend Certainties?

Coventry City may have halted their run of defeats with a narrow success against Crawley Town in the Football League Trophy on Wednesday but few Sky Blues supporters will hold out much hope of gaining

Sky Blues Win Still Poses Questions

Crawley beaten in Football League Trophy

EFL Trophy Third Round Draw Tomorrow

With Tuesday evening seeing the bulk of the EFL Trophy second round ties taking place...

Poll: Experienced League One Boss Wanted

City supporters have their say

Archived Vital Coventry Articles

Vital Coventry articles from

Site Journalists

CCFC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Type Of Manager Do City Need?
Suggested By: CCFC
Experienced League One Gaffer72%
Up And Coming Non-League Boss19%
Highly-Rated Coach0%
Big Name Former Player9%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 20 13 5 2 44 24
2 Bolton 20 12 4 4 40 12
3 Sheff Utd 20 11 5 4 38 12
4 Bradford 20 9 8 3 35 9
5 Rochdale 20 9 3 8 30 2
6 Peterborough 19 8 5 6 29 7
7 Wimbledon 20 7 8 5 29 6
8 Fleetwood 20 8 5 7 29 5
9 Millwall 19 8 4 7 28 1
10 Southend 20 7 7 6 28 -1
11 Charlton 19 6 9 4 27 7
12 Port Vale 20 7 6 7 27 -5
13 Bristol Rovers 20 7 6 7 27 -6
14 Oxford 20 7 5 8 26 0
15 Gillingham 20 7 5 8 26 -3
16 Walsall 20 6 8 6 26 -5
17 Northampton 20 6 6 8 24 0
18 Swindon 20 6 5 9 23 -7
19 MK Dons 20 5 6 9 21 -5
20 Bury 20 6 2 12 20 -10
21 Coventry 20 4 7 9 19 -8
22 Chesterfield 20 5 3 12 18 -10
23 Oldham 19 3 8 8 17 -10
24 Shrewsbury 20 3 6 11 15 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Coventry City Results (view all)

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Southend United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 15 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Peterborough United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 7 2017 3:00PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.houchen1
Vital Football Comment