Super CIty Storm The Keepmoat

Last updated : 15 December 2012 By Covsupport News Service


City:Murphy (GK), Adams, Christie, Wood, Edjenguele, Jennings, Bailey, Barton (Thomas 91), McSheffrey, Moussa (Clarke 49), McGoldrick. Subs: Dunn (GK), Fleck, Cameron, McDonald, O'Donovan.

Doncaster Rovers: Woods (GK), Quinn (Griffin 46), Husband, Spurr, Jones, Harper (Clingan 72), Keegan, Cotterill (Brown 25), Bennett, Paynter, Hume. Subs: Maxted (GK), Blake, Martis, McCoombe


Goals Franck Moussa 3, David McGoldrick 26 & 57, Chris Brown 76, Adam Barton 89

Referee C.Berry

Booked Adams, Keegan, Husband.

Man Of The Match - David McGoldrick took the votes with nominations for Bailey and Adams.


Coventry City recorded their first ever win at the Keepmoat Stadium with a stunning 4-1 victory.  

With Carl Baker suspended, Mark Robins was forced in to changes of a City side which has used more players than in any previous calendar year. 

Adam Barton came into the side wearing their yellow away kit for the first time since pre-season. 

Doncaster, who were second in the table, had the first attack with Billy Paynter firing well wide but up went City. Barton had his shot blocked and the ball fell to Franck Moussa who, with consumate ease, fired high into the net with a totally sublime finish and one definitely worth watching on the highlights, after three and a half minutes.

Iain Hume, who the City fans had helped to get sent off during his time for Barnsley, and had slipped over in front of the City support, went wide.

Again, the 872 strong City support were in fine voice and former Coventry captain Sammy Clingan, sat peering at the Sky Blue Army from the bench, was the target for plenty of abuse.

City were always looking to attack, especially down the left early on through Blair Adams and Gary McSheffrey who was dragging his marker all over the shop.

McGoldrick flashed a 17th minute free kick wide as Moussa spread passes across the park and a classy William Edjenguele, whose talents had been praised by John Sillett this week, pumped balls forward.

In the 26th minute, the City fans were singing "It's Just Like Watching Brazil", when David McGoldrick broke his own record of scoring in consecutive away games when he fired home to make it 2-0, after getting past Rob Jones, who could use his head but like the rest of his defence, he lacked any ability to do anything but hoof everything away.

In the 38th minute, McGoldrick got free. The City support held its collective breath but he stroked the ball wide of the post.

Jones headed a corner off his line for another and McSheffrey fired just over after a neat turn as City went into the break well on top.

Doncaster made their second change at the start of the second half and three minutes in, Mark Robins sent on Jordan Clarke for Moussa.

Wood headed a corner wide and in the 57th minute, there was more for the delirious City support to sing about when David McGoldrick slid in to score from another quality move before racing round in front of the City fans to celebrate. 

Woods had to tip a McSheffrey free kick over as the City support continued to enjoy their day in Yorkshire. 

It took a great block from Spurr, to stop Bailey, who was full of running, from scoring from a neat Clarke pass. 

In the 72nd minute, Doncaster reached desperation point and sent on Sammy Clingan and there was a huge cheer at his first sideways pass. 

Four minutes later, Rovers pulled one back when Chris Brown headed in after a Paynter header had hit the bar.  

With nine minutes to go, McGoldrick curled a free kick inches wide and this was followed by a wonderful move which saw Jamie Bailey head inches over from a McSheffrey cross. 

Into the last minute, City attacked and Adam Barton curled in for a stunning goal to cap off a superb team performance, a fourth consecutive away win and another good day for the Sky Blues.



This match report is dedicated to the memory of Bert Williams.