CREWE ALEXANDRA 1-0 COVENTRY CITY
SAT AUG 31 At Gresty Road, Crewe
City: Murphy, Clarke, Brown, Edjenguele, Hussey, Jennings (McSheffrey 66), Barton, Kilbane, Baker, McDonald (McGoldrick 58), Elliott (Ball 79). SNU Wood, Dunn, Christie, O'Donovan.
Crewe: Martin, Davis, Ellis, Clayton, Murphy, Leitch-Smith, Moore, Mellow, Robertson ,Osman, Bunn (Tootle 72). Subs Garratt, Dugdale, Turton, Guthrie, Daniels, West.
Referee Andy Woolmer Assts K.Evans & P.Graham. Fth Official M.Parry.
Booked Brown, Baker, Ellis
HT CAFC 1-0 CCFC FT CAFC 1-0 CCFC ATT 5,738 .
Goal Max Clayton (23)
CITY SUPPORT: A cracking turn out of 1548 City fans and a pleasure to catch up with many friends.
CITY TEAM NEWS: Only one change was made by Richard Shaw and Lee Carsley from the team that beat Birmingham City and that was Jordan Clarke coming in for Jordan Willis.
WEATHER .A lovely sunny warm day.
Coventry City are still without a win in League One after going down to a 1-0 defeat at Crewe Alexander.
On a day when squatting became illegal, the soap opera that is Coventry City went up the M6 to Crewe. The cast, which had brought joy to the Sky Blue following with a cup win on Tuesday night against Birmingham City, for this latest episode included David McGoldrick, a striker brought in from Nottingham Forest until January 2nd.
The Sky Blue audience, were out in force for what is a decent day out with a plethora of pubs and eateries all within very short walking distance of the ground.
Unfortunately, there was little for the City supporters to cheer as unlike Tuesday night, City allowed Crewe too much space in the midfield and the likes of Baker and Barton were not given as much freedom by a a side which had won twenty matches to help them back into this division.
Cody McDonald and Carl Baker had chances but in the 23rd minute, Gregor Robertson played a neat ball inside to Max Clayton who scored from five yards.
City had gone a goal down against Birmingham City but today, Richard Shaw and Lee Carsley could not lift the players and it was only a great one handed save from Joe Murphy which stopped a 38th minute Harry Davis header from going in.
Cody McDonald rattled the bar six minutes after the start before he was replaced by debutant David McGoldrick.
The City supporters were already disgruntled but on the hour mark, a ball boy took his time in returning the ball. Some City fans in the left hand side of the stand abused him whilst others abused them. The police and stewards came in and eventually statements were taken.
As this was going on, Gary McSheffrey came on for Steve Jennings. McSheffrey got in one low shot on target before a third change for City came in the 79th minute when Stephen Elliott was replaced by Callum Ball.
There were eight minutes left when City put together their best move of the half when a Hussey throw went to McSheffrey, who returned it to the Londoner who jinked a ball by a defender for McGoldrick to volley over from twelve yards.
City won a corner in stoppage time but Osman took one for the team from a shot by Edjenguele and the match ended with some of the City support chanting "What A Load Of Rubbish" and "You're Not Fit To Wear The Shirt."
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