City At Sphinx Live Updates

Live updates from Coventry City''s final pre-season game tonight at Coventry Sphinx will appear on this site. Kick off is at 7pm

Sphinx team is pretty much as expected and fileding many players who will be expecting to play in Sphinx's team which plays away to Heath Hays on Saturday.

The referee tonight is Ken Andrews and his assistants are Ian Murphy and Mark Brooks.

No programmes have been issued for this game.

Coventry City are wearing their traditional Sky Blue and are now on the pitch. Sphinx are wearing their new away kitof yellow and back.

Sky Blue legends Steve Ogrizovic ad Brian Borrows are among those watching the game.

City captain for the start of the game is James McPake and he loses the toss, but City kick off.

3. Josh Ruffles has 20 yard left footed shot, but it is straight at O'Neil in the Sphinx goal.

15. GOAL, Sphinx take the lead when Arron Donaldson fires in a low shot from the inside of the area.

17. City break through Jeffers who has his shot blocked by the legs of O'Neil and the ball goes out for a corner.

24. City win a free kick. Daniels takes it and tha ball reaches McPake who heads wide.

28. Callum Wilson fires over from 20 yards.

30.Goal:  Sphinx's offside trap stops City and on the half hour mark go up the other end through Pav Tomczak who hits a cracking right footed drive past Burge to make it 2-0

34. Sphinx appeal for a penalty when Tomczak goes down in the area, but the refreee waves play on. McPake gets a bang on the head but continues.

 41. City win a corner.

43. Sphinx win a corner.

 45. Half time whistle goes whith Sphinx leading City by 2-0

The attendance is given as 148.

 Second half is underway.

47. Wilson curls a shot at O'Neil.

52. City substitution. Johnson Harris-Clarke is on in place of Will Roberts.

54. GOAL. City pull one back though Courtney Richards who makes it 2-1 with a low drive from close in.

58. GOAL. Sphinx win a corner and Jack Edwards is at the far post to make it 3-1 to Sphinx.

65. With 25 minutes remaining Richards goes down in the box, but no penalty is awarded.

 68. GOAL. City win a corner and the ball comes out to Billy Daniels who scores to make if 3-2 to Sphinx.

70. City substitutions. Daniels and Henderon go off, Fletcher ad Wiseman are on.

 74. A Ruffles free kick is deflected out for a City corner.

 79. Aaron Phillips volleys over the bar.

81. Phillips has a low drive saved by O'Neil, then Wilson cuts inside and O'Neil saves with his feet.

86. GOAL.  Arron Phillips makes it 3-3. He fires in a stunning goal from 25 yards.

88. GOAL. City take the lead for the first time in the match when Shaun Jeffers scores from close range to make if 4-3 to City.

The refree brings the game to an end.

Final score Coventry Sphinx 3  Coventry City 4

Scorers for Sphinx, Donaldson 15, Tomczak 30, Edwards 58.

Scorers for City,  Richards 54, Daniels 68, Phillips 85,Jeffers 88.