The Famous Coventry City Are Off To Wembley

Notts County 1-4 Coventry City 
 
City: Burge, Grimmer, Willis, Hyam, Stokes, Bayliss, Doyle , Kelly, Shipley , Biamou (Clarke-Harris 73), McNulty ( Ponticelli 89) Subs: O'Brien, McDonald, McGuire-Drew, Reid, Clarke-Harris, Barrett 
 
Notts County: Collin, Tootle, Hewitt, Allesandra (Ameobi 77_Grant, Duffy, Forte, Brisley, Noble (O'Connor 46),, Jones, Stead Subs: Fitzsimons, Virtue, Smith, Milsom, Hall.
 
ATT 17,615
 
Goals Max Biamou 6 & 71 , Marc McNulty 36, Jorge Grant 44, Tom Bayliss 85
 
Coventry City are going to Wembley on Monday May 28th to face Exeter City.
 
Down to two possible games of keeping the dream alive of getting out of League Two at the first opportunity and it was off to Meadow Lane for a League Two Play-off Second Leg against Notts County.
 
City travelled having drawn 1-1 to a ground they had not won at since 1963 and with every other side who was at home in the Play-Off's second leg having won and booked their place at Wembley. 
 
However, records are made to be broken and although it was a tough task for the Sky Blues. It was one, they were more than capable of achieving.
 
Jordan Willis came into City's defence as the Sky Blue Song roared from the 4,475 City support who cheered as City attacked in the opening seconds with Collin just grabbing from Biamou.
 
City won the first corner of the game. That came over and the ball was headed back for Max Biamou to trade-mark over-kick into the net.  
There was pandemonium in the away end. Flares went off as the City support celebrated the early goal that was needed.
 
Stead fired over in the 13th minute which was followed by Biamou needing treatment and McNulty firing wide in the 18th and 21st minutes.
 
Kelly curled wide and Collin got down to a McNulty shot to concede a corner.
 
City got in them again. Kelly sent the ball over and Marc McNulty slotted home, sparking more scenes in the away end.
 
Just before half-time and more of the whinging Duffy and Stead show and Jorge Grant was left alone on the left to fire into the net.
 
McNulty was booked with Brisley lucky not to be given the red card, the City support demanded.
 
Kevin Nolan made a change at the break and his side were the first to threaten with a couple of throw-ins. 
 
Stead headed wide and Burge saved from Grant as City struggled to deal with County"s offside trap.
 
In the 59 minute, a foul on Biamou which did not produce a booking, saw a free kick on the edge of the area. Doyle took the kick and sent it just over the bat at the Haydn Green Family Stand end.
 
With a referee who missed so many off the ball incidents, City had to watch themselves.
 
Burge made a great save to conceded a corner. With the whistle long gone, the ball ended up in the net. The home fans went mad and the scoreboard showed 2-2 before reverting back to the proper score.   
 
A great block conceded another corner which was easily cleared.
 
That went up field and Max Biamou turned his marker and thumped a shot into the net, sparking more jubilant celebrations.
 
Jonson Clarke-Harris came on for Biamou in a City side which won two corners and had every player fighting for every ball against a County side whose player's heads dropped after the third goal..
 
Lee Burge was punching what he needed to and with the defence working brilliantly.  That allowed Tom Bayliss to race through the middle and drill a low 85th minute shot into the net and make it 4-1.
 
The County fans took that as their cue to leave whilst the City supporters taunted Kevin Nolan, who probably had plenty to moan about, although opting for a hoof-ball tactic, that his players could not play,meant that he got what he deserved
 
Shipley had a shot saved as did Grimmer before Shipley headed wide. 
 
Jordan Ponticelli in a late cameo role fired over as the Sky Blues booked their place at Wembley in style.