MICKLEOVER SPORTS 0-1 COVENTRY CITY X1
City: Charles-Cook (Addai 46), Hickman, Leahy, Maycock, Ford, Thompson, Stedman, Bayliss, Ponticelli, Finn, Sayoud. Subs: Green, Eccles, McMahon. Addai.
Mickleover: Draper, Grocott, Turner, Mills, Burton, McGrath. Scott, Gordon, Dales, Morison, Grayson. Subs: Garnett, Williams, Robinson, Horne, Roughton.
Ref: M Beard
Goals Jordan Ponticelli 63
A youthful Coventry City won 1-0 at Mickleover Sports on Tuesday night.
Mark Robins brought a very young side to the Don Amott Arena for this game against a Northern Premier League Premier Division side, based in the north east side of Derby,
That side included Reice Charles-Cook in goal, Darragh Leahy, who played at Sutton, in Spain, Callum Maycock and with most of last season's U18's.
Former City striker Clinton Morison started for Mickleover and played in midfield rather than up front in a side which also contained former Derby player Pablo Mills.
City should have been ahead in the fifth minute when a Finn shot was only half saved by Nick Draper and Jordan Ponticelli came in to crash a shot against the crossbar.
Good work saw Sayoud firing at Draper and the home side had a couple of chances on a game played on a three sided ground which is shared with a cricket pitch.
Sayoud had a 34th minute shot pushed away and Hickman followed up with a shot that was hacked away before another Sayoud shot drifted past the far post and was cleared for a corner.
The lively Sayoud got in again and again Draper beat away his left footed effort and then won a 41st minute corner.
Danny Gordon drove wide before the half ended.
Both sides had efforts early with Sayoud firing over in the 59th minute.
In the 63rd minute, City took the lead when the ball came out to Jordan Ponticelli who span and smashed it home from twenty yards.
Jake Scott who looked lively drove wide and Pablo Mills curled a free kick wide with six minutes left.
Pablo Mills was booked for shoving before the whistle went and City took the win.
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