Charlton Athletic 1-2 Coventry City
City: Burge, Willis, Davies, Brown, Sterling, Kelly, (Hiwula 56), Doyle, Bayliss, Thomas (Shipley 87), Clarke-Harris (Bakayoko 56), Chaplin. Subs: O'Brien. Ogogo, Thompson
Charlton: Steer, Dijksteel, Pearce, Fosu (Ward 84), Reeves (Lapslie 75),, Aribo, Grant, Solly, Sarr, Cullen, Taylor. Subs: Phillips. Bieslik, Morgan,Vetokelle, Ajose.
ATT 11,465 (1,879 City)
Goals Lyle Taylor 45+2, Amadou Bakayoko 80 & 90
Coventry City came back to earn a valuable win away to Charlton Athletic.
A soggy Saturday and the Sky Blue Army were off to South East London for a game at Charlton Athletic.
An easy trip for the hordes who travelled by train and they arrived to see Mark Robins change the team with Conor Chaplin and Junior Brown coming back in against Lee Bowyer's team.
The game started at a frantic pace with City winning a corner in the opening minute and having Luke Thomas fire wide and four minutes later and a great block gave the visitors the first of two corners.
Both sides had chances but failed to really test the keeper as the rain continued to pour.
Junior Brown and Tom Davies worked well together in my opinion as did Michael Doyle whilst Lyle Taylor was the main threat for the Addicks, who either shot on sight or played everything through Taylor, who could not get past the highly capable Lee Burge.
Jordan Willis again made some excellent defensive clearances for the Sky Blues who again were poor in the final third for the opening forty minutes.
In stoppage time, City went a goal down. Junior Brown gave away a penalty and Lyle Taylor stepped up to score with some of his team mates giving it the biggie to the City support, some of whom booed the Sky Blues for yet another first half without a goal.
Twist N Shout boomed out from the City support in a second half which saw the play for the first ten minutes down the end City were defending.
Sending on Hiwula and Bakayoko, two players Robins paid good money for, gave City some fresh legs
It also ended the Twist N Shout chants which had gone on for 15 minutes and replaced them with "We've Had A Shot" which became two in the 65th minute, followed by "1-0 Down And We're Still Singing."
The game of passing it around is all well and good but you need an end product and far too often, Charlton were able to block or get to the ball first if they were not given it.
With ten to go, we finally saw City get their act together. Sterling did well down the right and send the ball over. Hiwula lost it but it went to Luke Thomas who sent over a peach of a cross for Amadou Bakayoko to bundle in to the net.
Burge saved from Taylor before Jordan Shipley, who has been called up for Republic Of Ireland U21's duty, came on.
Three minutes were added on and in came a cross and there was Amadou Bakayoko to head home from a Chaplin cross and give City the win, sparking some joyous scenes in the away end not seen for a while.