Sunday, 16 August 2015

My Second 15/16 game - Millwall vs Coventry City

   For our second league game this season, we travelled to the new den for our match against another recently relegated side, Millwall. In the week we had faced Rochdale in the Capital One Cup where 2 controversial disallowed goals from Marcus Tudgay  proved that maybe we shouldn't have been knocked out in the way that we were. However with this happening it gave us a chance to focus on the league, and focus on our first league away game of the season.

   Off the back of a brilliant 2-0 home win against Wigan, with both goals coming from loan signing Adam Armstrong, I was keen to see how he would get on against against the Lions, the same feeling occurred for the signing of Jacob Murphy from Norwich on a season long loan. Armstrong started while Murphy was on the bench. Burge started once more after not playing against Rochdale due to Reice Charles-Cook getting his début for city.

   The Sky Blues didn't get off to the best start with Lee Burge conceding a penalty just a few minutes into the game, however he was able to redeem himself by saving the resulting penalty. Just 3 minutes later City punished the miss with one of the goals of the season just 2 games in from Adam Armstrong. 35 yards out with a strike which caught out the Millwall goalkeeper and made it 1-0. We looked raring to go in the game and didn't look finished there, and unsurprisingly, we weren't. On the 15th minute there was a minutes applause to remember Jayden Parsons who died tragically earlier this week at the age of just 15.

  In the 19th minute a brilliant ball through from James Maddison gave Ruben Lameires the chance to score, however it looked a touch to hard but Lameires pulled back and smashed past Forde at the near post to make it 2-0 to the sky blues and we looked on fire! Just  minutes later we added to the tally once more through the man, the myth, the legend that is Adam Armstrong with a perfectly executed chip from the edge of the box to make it 3-0 just 23 minutes in to the game and it was beginning to get embarrassing for Millwall as they showed no sign of getting back into the game for the time being. However city took their foot off the gas for the remainder of the first half to leave the half time score as Millwall 0-3 Coventry.

 Millwall made 2 substitutions at half time and they looked better than they did in the first 45 minutes with them pressuring the Sky Blues but not being able to break down the defence. They looked the better side for a spell of about 15 minutes but were not able to do anything with it, merely hitting the post once. The 62nd minute marked the debut of Jacob Murphy who was keen to impress. Finally in the 80th minute Marcus Tudgay assisted Jim O'Brien whom finshed perfectly in the top corner to make it 4-0 and round off a perfect performance from all area of the pitch!

The third 'A View from the stands' will be our home game to Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday August the 18th.

 My Man Of The Match: Adam Armstrong (Again) I tried to give it to someone else, I really did but he was the best player on the pitch with 2 beautiful goals.  

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