Chaplin Goal Gives City The Win

Coventry City 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers  

City: Burge, Willis, Davies, Brown, Sterling, Doyle, Hiwula (Bakayoko 89), Bayliss (Kelly 89), Thomas, Clarke-Harris, Chaplin. Subs: O'Brien,  Hyam, Ogogo,  Andreu. Thompson.
 
Wycombe: Allsop, Jacobson, Gape, El-Abd, Bloomfield (Morris 24).Harriman. Thompson. Williams, (Cowan- Hall 76), McCarthy. Mackail-Smith Onyedinma 76). Akinfenwa. Subs: Ma-Kalambay, Jombati, Kashket, Samuel.
 
Att 10,480 (792 Wycombe),
 
Goals Conor Chaplin  
 
Coventry City again left it late but beat Wycombe Wanderers with a 1-0 win.
 
At the end of a week, where City had come back to win at Charlton, kept their Checkatrade Trophy hopes alive and the owners had taken another battering in court, City took on Wycombe Wanderers at the Ricoh Arena.
 
On a windy afternoon, City attacked the end where the visiting fans were. Some of those Wycombe fans congregated down the front of the South Stand, prompting some embarrassing "safety" announcements from a Safety Officer, whose decision to allow City and Sunderland fans out at the same time, sparked some debate.
 
City with Conor Chaplin back, looked lively in the opening twenty minutes with Jordy Hiwula and Luke Thomas causing some problems against a side which had former City loanee Ryan Allsop in goal and another former loanee in Bryn Morris come on in the 24th minute as a substitute.
 
Jordan Willis did well in a centre half role did well in his role of marking Adebayo Akinfenwa as did Allsop to his credit, pulling off some good saves including one in the 33rd minute to deny Chaplin.
 
There was some play from City which got the crowd going before Burge dived to push round a McCarthy diving header.
 
Both sides had chances but yet again, the Sky Blues had failed to score in the first half of a home league game this season.
 
City's build up play was good but yet again, the problem was not converting their chances into goals. Thomas might have had a penalty and Hiwula blasted over and fired wide as Robins sent Kelly, Bakayoko and Andreu out to warm up.
 
Tom Davies led the Sky Blues defence well in what was proving to be a physical contest with Thomas amongst those booked as the handbags came out.
 
Hiwula had yet another chance in the 76th minute as did Thomas two minutes later.
 
In the win at Charlton, City scored in the last ten minutes and they did again when Conor Chaplin got up to powerfully head past Allsop on his right hand side from a lovely Sterling cross with eight minutes left.
 
Robins used his substitute allocation late on with Hiwula and Bayliss going off to good applause as City took the win, which should have been by more.