2-0 Defeat For City At Stevenage

Last updated : 05 August 2018 By CNS Sport\KM
Stevenage.2-0 Coventry City 
City: Burge (O'Brien 55), Grimmer, Hyam, Thompson, Brown (Mason 67), Hickman (McDonald 55) Westbrooke, Shipley (Allassani 49) Doyle (Davies 67), Andreu,(Ponticelli 46), Clarke-Harris (Biamou 61),
Subs Not Used: Camwell,  Eccles, Stedman 
Stevenage: Farman; Henry, Cuthbert, Nugent, Hunt; Ball, Timlin, Byrom, Kennedy; Revell, Reid. 
ATT  600ish. 
Goals James Ball 24, Ben Nugent 34
Coventry City were beaten 2-0 at Stevenage this afternoon.
A turn out of around 250 City supporters made it to the Lamex Stadium for City's third public pre-season game.
It was a game which saw Mark Robins starting with a 3-5-2 formation and one which saw Stevenage who are unbeaten in pre-season getting in a couple of early shots.
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City's first effort came in the 15th minute when Birthday Boy Jonson Clarke-Harris had a shot saved.
Jak Hickman then started a move which saw Junior Brown win a corner.
In the 24th minute, City went a goal down when James Ball allowed tg turn in the area and send a shot low past Burge in the middle of the goal.
Jordan Thompson again did well and played for a good ball forwards for Tony Andreu to fire over.
However, in the 34th minute, Burge made a good punch away. A shot was deflected for a corner and Ben Nugent was allowed to head home from six yards.
As the planes heading for Luton Airport continued to fly over the ground, the Sky Blues made changes with Jordan Ponticelli on for Andreu at the break and Reise Allassani on for Shipley four minutes into the second half.
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The changes continued with Rod McDonald, Liam O'Brien and coming on before Ponticelli got in a 65th minute shot which the substitute keeper dived to his right to push away.
Brendan Mason and Tom Davies came on for City who should have a penalty in the 71st minute when Nugent shoved Ponticelli.
Westbrooke sent a free kick at the keeper but there was too many poor balls by the Sky Blues who looked lacklustre in a game where getting minutes was more important than the result.
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