5th Jul, 2022

FOOTBALL - Coventry City's play-off hopes all but over after Bournemouth defeat

COVENTRY City’s play-off hopes are all but over after the Sky Blues were beaten 3-0 by promotion-chasing Bournemouth on Easter Monday.

Jamal Lowe’s early goal put the Cherries ahead before Dominic Solanke added a brace either side of half time to condemn Mark Robins’ side to defeat in front of more than 24,000 fans at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

That result came after the Sky Blues produced a sensational comeback to beat Birmingham City 4-2 at St Andrew’s on Good Friday.

Despite falling behind to goals from Kristian Pedersen and Gary Gardner, an unlikely double from Ben Sheaf, his first goals in 67 appearances for the club, drew City level at the break.

And the comeback was complete when Michael Rose headed home in the second half for his second goal in as many matches before Callum O’Hare wrapped up the points in the final minute of normal time.

The results leave Coventry in 11th place in the Championship table, four points outside of the play-off matches with just three matches left to play.

Coventry are next in action away at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, April 23 with kick-off at 3pm at The Hawthorns.

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