COVENTRY CITY U23’S 3-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST U23’S
City U23's; Liam O'Brien, Chris Camwell (Reece Ford 93), Morgan Williams, Declan Drysdale, Sam McCallum , Josh Eccles. Trialist, Zain Westbrooke, Jordan Ponticelli,(Dexter Walters 46). David Bremang, Jonny Ngandu.(BIlly Stedham 88), Subs: Tom Bilson
Forest: Wright, Richardson, Spooner, J. Hefele, Coveney, Stewart, Taylor, Fornah, En-Neyah, Megaritis, Kadded. Subs: Bossin, Sodeinde, Swan, Trialist, Barnes.
Coventry City U23’s continue with their push for a play-off place with an excellent well worked 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest.
There was a very good turn out at AHC including first team players, squad players, former players, agents, scouts and supporters as well as CEO David Boddy for City’s penultimate home game.
Jason Farndon and Luke Tidsdale had Liam O’Brien and Jordan Ponticelli returning from injury and moved Chris Camwell to right back due to Jak Hickman, who was also present, being on loan at Hereford, whilst fielding a trialist in front of him.
It was a windy and not warm afternoon but there was plenty for the Sky Blues supporters to get excited about when City took the lead in the 24th minute, thanks to David Bremang racing through and beating Wright to score into an empty net.
City with Josh Eccles excellent in midfield alongside the hard working Trialist who was worth another look and Declan Drysdale and Morgan Williams keeping the defence tight, limiting the visitors to one real chance in the game which came in the 62nd minute when Megaritis struck the bar and Liam O’Brien saved the follow up shot.
Ponticelli was replaced at the break by Dexter Walters who was lively and involved in City’s second goal in the 68th minute, which saw the ball falling for the Trialist who hit a daisy cutter which bobbled past the wrong-footed keeper.
As we expect from City U23’s this season, City went looking for more goals and got it in the 84th minute, thanks to Morgan Williams powering a header past Wright on his left, following a corner.
Zain Westbrooke, who did his first team chances no harm, was unlucky with a twenty yarder which hit the bar as the Sky Blues recorded a 3-0 win and pushed City upt to second place in the table.
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