City Win In Austria

Last updated : 07 August 2008 By CNS Staff
Coventry City have won their first pre-seaon friendly match against Austrian regional side FC RFE Vöcklabruck .

It was little more than a training ground game in Wolfsegg and reveals little about either team with City including two trialists in their squad and Donovan Simmonds who had been released by Chris Coleman back in April.

FC RFE Vöcklabruck are a small club with average gate around 800, although between 300-400 watched the game.

For a game, known only to a few and certainly not many of the club employees, City trailed in the first half to the side from the Austrian Eastern League with a 41st minute goal from Rade Djokic.

Just before the end of the second of three thirty minute periods, The Sky Blues drew level in the 59th minute through substitute Donovan Simmonds before another substitute Robbie Simpson hit the winner in the 72nd minute.

Robbie Simpson on the mark

City's next game is against FC Brasov in Martigny,Switzerland on Wednesday July 16th.

1. FC RFE Vöcklabruck - Coventry City FC 1:2 (0:0 1:1 0:1)

41' 1:0 Rade Djokic
59' 1:1 Donovan Simmonds
72' 1:2 Robbie Simpson

1. FC RFE Vöcklabruck (Kader):
Feuerfeil Markus, Kreuzwirth Florian, Winkler Thomas, Feichtinger Andreas, Winsauer Michael, Obermair Michael, Djokic Rade, Rottensteiner Diego, Falk Christian, Riedl Peter, Winkler Bernd, Laganda Thomas, Hackinger Dominik, Wieser Marco, Mattes Denny, Schößwendter Christoph, Toth Hannes, Steiner Mario;

Keiran Westwood, Steven Wright, Daniel Fox, Ben Turner, Scott Dann,
Guillaume Beuzelin, Michael Mifsud, Aron Gunnarson, Leon Best, Leon McKenzie, Jay Tabb

Danny Ireland, Chris Birchall, Julian Gray, Marcus Hall, Kevin Kyle, Donovan Simmonds, Manuel Cotto,