25th Jun, 2022

FOOTBALL - Coventry United Ladies record fourth successive clean sheet in Sunderland draw

COVENTRY United Ladies remain six points from safety with three matches left to play after battling to a goalless draw away at Sunderland.

The Red and Greens were unable to make the breakthrough at Eppleton Colliery Football Ground as they extended their unbeaten run to five matches.

And the result means Coventry remain bottom of the Women’s Championship table with just three games left to close the six-point gap to nearest rivals Watford.

Assistant coach Jo Potter said: “It was tough, another clean sheet for us is massive, we knew coming up here wasn’t going to be an easy place to come, we had the lion’s share of possession.

“If the game would have gone on another few minutes, we were pushing, we just pushed a little bit too late, I always thought the goal would come, unfortunately it didn’t.”

Both teams struggled to create chances with Elisha N’Dow going closest for Coventry when she shot wide of the post at the end of the first half.

Sunderland almost snatched the points late on when Faye Mullen unleashed a powerful long range effort only for Lucy Thomas to make a good save to secure her fourth consecutive clean sheet.

Coventry are next in action away at Bristol City Women on Sunday, April 17 with kick-off at 3pm at Robins High Performance Centre.

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