Accrington 0-1 Coventry City
City: Burge, Willis , Hyam Sterling, Mason, Kelly, Bayliss, Shipley (Thomas 58), Enobakhare, Hiwula, Bakayoko. Subs: Addai. Grimmer, Davies, Meyler, Thomas, Westbrooke, Bremang.
Accrington: Evtimov, Hughes, Donacien, Gibson (Zanzala 80), Clark, Finney (Armstrong 60), Barlase, McConville, Kee, Smyth (Brown 60), Subs; Masted, Richards-Everton , Rodgers, Shah,
Goal Bright Enobakhare 59
Coventry City kept up their unbeaten run with a 1-0 win at Accrington Stanley.
After walking in the sunshine at Luton Town, it was singing in the rain as the Sky Blues travelled to Accrington Stanley.
Mark Robins made one change from the side which drew at Luton with Jordan Shipley coming in for Luke Thomas who went on the bench, replacing Charlie Wakefield.
City again wore their green and black third kit for a game which saw both sides having shots in the opening seconds with Shipley finding Tom Bayliss, who drove not far wide.
When that brief spell of excitement ended, the game settled in one of both sides trying to contain each other on a pitch which had been affected by the rain and use of the season so far.
That meant corners, the odd half chance and lumping crosses over in the hope that someone got to them and to be honest it was woeful.
Don't get me wrong, there was plenty of effort and committment but there was no real quality on the ball from either side.
This continued into the second half before the deadlock was finally broken in the 59th minute when Jordan Shipley went off for Luke Thomas who had been on the pitch for a minute when Bright Enobakhare ran through and curled the ball low into the net, delighting the 1,015 City supporters.
“Go For It City” was the chant with one for Jordy Hiwula as City worked to create chances and stop the home side from playing.
Accrington for once, looked a poor side and were unable to stop City from having Bright Enobakhare go wide with an 81st minute free kick after Brandon Mason was sent flying.
Evtimov in the Stanley goal, saved from Luke Thomas. That won a corner which was headed home by Bakayoko. However.it was chalked off for the ball allegedly going out of play.
Evtimov denied Thomas with his legs late on in a game where City players did a good job on a bog of a pitch and took a deserved 1-0 win with some good performances.
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