City's First Game Back In League One Ends In Defeat

Last updated : 05 August 2018 By CNS Sport\KM
Coventry City 1-2 Scunthorpe United 
City:    Liam O'Brien (GK), Dujon Sterling, Dom Hyam, Jordan Willis (Jordan Thompson 75), Brandon Mason, Michael Doyle (C), Abu Ogogo, Tom Bayliss ( (Jordan Shipley 75), Tony Andreu, Jordy Hiwula, Max Biamou (Jonson Clarke-Harris 75), Subs:  Corey Addai (GK), Jack Grimmer, Junior Brown,  Jordan Ponticelli. 

Scunthorpe: Watson, Clarke (Lund 65),  Borthwick-Jackson, Horsfield, (Ojo 55), Humphrys, Dales, Perch, Novak, Goode, Burgess, Olomola (Holmes 57). Subs: Flatt, Thomas, Wootton, Butroid.

ATT  12,964, (772 away)
Goals Tony Andreu 52, Steve Humphrys 67, Andy Dales 80.
Coventry City started their first season back in League One with a home defeat to Scunthorpe United   
A lovely sunny day at the Ricoh Arena and there was a good crowd to see Mark Robins name four of his new players in the starting line up against a Scunthorpe side which had former City defender Jordan Clarke starting and George Thomas on the bench.
Being the first home game season, there is always the desire nay demand to start with a victory and against a side that once had Mark Robins as their manager, it was a reasonable start to the game which remembered Ernie Hunt who sadly passed away in June, for City with Max Biamou making some good runs.
City rode their luck when Scunthorpe hit the bar twice in the space of three minutes around the half hour mark.
However, with Tom Bayliss working hard alongside Michael Doyle and Tony Andreu in midfield and Brendan Mason trying to get forward, the Sky Blues had the better of the chances with an Andreu 34th minute shot hitting the post and a Biamou over-head kick being pushed away for a corner.
Liam O'Brien kept City in it early in the second half with a cracking save before a free kick was awarded to City. Tony Andreu took it and sent a great kick past Watson on his left hand side.
Tom Bayliss hit the bar and Abu Ogogo struck a post but in the 67th minute, Scunthorpe were level when Steven Humphrys got dow the left and fired past O'Brien.
With fifteen minutes to go, Mark Robins made a triple change with Jordan's Thompson and Shipley along with Jonson Clarke-Harris.
The defending had been substandard from City from the first goal and the defence did nothing as Andy Dales was allowed room to score in the 80th minute.
City piled on the pressure but it was not to be and a defeat it was.