Thursday, 29 September 2016

My Sixteenth 16/17 Game - Coventry City vs AFC Wimbledon

 Currently, Coventry City are in the deepest of trouble. We are bottom of the league by four points, our owners are selling the training ground, and out manager is rumoured to be walking. If things weren't bad enough the rumours of new American owner have been dismissed. But as I'm a complete idiot, I'm still going every game. On this occasion it was against newly promoted Wimbledon at the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry City Starting XI:


Coventry City Substitutes:


 A new look team but one inclusion I wasn't happy about was Lewis Page, to me he doesn't care and I think that giving Haynes a few games will be beneficial whilst we wait for Stokes to recover. Tudgay has seemed very iffy recently so why he managed to play 85 minutes of the match is beyond me. I would say Mowbray made the right decision to drop Gadzhev however, he hasn't shown the quality promised when he joined.

First Half

 For the first time in months, we got off to the perfect start. Reid burst down the right-wing, he cut in and had a weak shot. Shea fumbled it right into the path of Sordell who made no mistake by stabbing right past the keeper to give us the lead in the second minute. We were actually playing well, I   couldn't believe what I was seeing but we were dominating them overground. My only womble reference, I promise.

  The game quietened down but it was obvious who the better team were, but we needed to make it count. We didn't however, the Dons had a five minute spell on the half hour mark in which they had a couple of crosses put into the box that we dealt with very uncomfortably. Then 7 minutes before the break they got an equaliser, a lumped ball over the top which Charles-Cook was beaten to by Meades. He dinked his header over the City keeper to bring us back to square 1. Again. On the stroke of half time we had a huge chance to get back in the lead, Tudgay from 2 yards out chested down and blasted over.

Second Half

  It's hard to support a football club when you know the inevitable is coming, we knew the second goal would arrive sooner or later. It's just a shame we had to witness the best part of a dull second half before seeing a goalmouth scramble involving a great save from Cook, but the follow up from Lyle Taylor was deemed over the line. I assume it was over but I can't argue as I was all the way on the other side of the pitch when it went in.

 Wimbledon began to run the clock down, but due to a couple of injuries there were 9 additional minutes held up. We were all in despair but little did we know that Andre Wright was about to pounce on a defensive ricochet to equalise in the 94th minute. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad he scored, but a draw simply isn't good enough.

I'm sorry to end this report on such a sour note, but we are still 3 points adrift at the bottom, our manager is resigning judging by his post match interview. The future looks bleak. Sorry the report isn't its usual length, it does get depressing to write about endless rubbish week after week. Which is why I'm confused that I'll still be going to Port Vale on Saturday. Anyway, I'm off to play FIFA 17, thanks for reading.

 My Man of the Match - Marvin Sordell - So, the Bigirimana streak is over, but tonight Sordell did have a decent match. Making some decent runs all over the pitch and capping his performance off with a goal. Scrappy albeit, but a goal nonetheless. This is his first award of the season leaving him in the chasing pack behind Bigi.

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