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Crewe Alexandra 1 Coventry City 2

Crewe Alexandra 1 Coventry City 2

Coventry City travelled to Gresty Road on Saturday afternoon to face Crewe Alexandra in League One.

Contrasting midweek results had seen the Sky Blues grind out a victory against Stevenage while the Railwaymen lost at home to fellow strugglers Notts County. The gap between the two sides was five points with Crewe just a point above the drop zone.

City boss Steven Pressley had shuffled his resources during the week, allowing Billy Daniels and Adam Barton out on loan and signing Anton Robinson, Nathan Eccleston and David Prutton to his squad.

Midfielder Robinson made an impressive debut against Stevenage and was again named in the starting XI alongside Prutton who replaced Nathan Delfouneso and Conor Thomas who came in for the suspended John Fleck. Both Delfouneso and Eccleston were named on the substitute's bench.

City made a bright start with Callum Wilson again looking lively while Prutton took less than ten minutes to earn his first yellow card in a Sky Blues shirt. Wilson was causing all sorts of problems for the home defence and he enhanced his golden boot claims for the division with the opening goal on 27 minutes.

Crewe levelled through a Jordan Clarke own goal on 62 minutes, the trigger for a sustained spell of pressure from the home side. Carl Baker had already entered the fray as a substitute for Franck Moussa while Nathan Eccleston came on for Conor Thomas after the equalising goal.

Against the run of play, however, it was that man Wilson again who netted with less than ten minutes remaining to secure a second win in four days and make City very good bets to be in League One again next season.

Reaction: Pressley's signings were designed to give his side a more competitive edge while retaining the threat that Wilson in particular has provided this season and the manager was a happy man after the game.


'We needed to absorb the pressure and counter with speed,' he told the official club website after the game.



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Writer:CCFC
Date:Saturday March 29 2014
Time: 2:43PM

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