Kelly-Evans nets on league debut as Sky Blues become first team to defeat Exeter - The Coventry Observer

12th Aug, 2022

Kelly-Evans nets on league debut as Sky Blues become first team to defeat Exeter

FOOTBALL: MARK Robins praised his side’s all round team performance on Saturday as the Sky Blues became the first team to defeat Exeter City in League Two this season.

An own goal from Troy Brown and a stoppage time strike by Devon Kelly-Evans secured a vital three points for the Sky Blues as they recorded their third home win on the spin.

The win lifted the Sky Blues to sixth in the League Two table, one point short of third placed Luton.

Despite neither side being able to break the deadlock in the opening half, a determined effort in the second half led to the Sky Blues cashing in with two goals – and the gaffer admitted after the game it could’ve been more.

He said: “We were unlucky not to get even more.

“I was pleased with the way we were moving the ball, some of it was a little rushed but we settled down and managed to get on top.

“The first half was a little nip-and-tuck and we cancelled eachother out but we had some decent opportunities.

“I think that we defended really well and we were quick on the counter with a lot of players hungry to get some goals.”

Saturday marked Exeter’s first loss in nine games, and the promotion hopefuls were handed their first psychological blow of the season at the hands of Robins’ side.

“I said before the game how good it would be if we can be the first team to be them,” said Robins.

“Not only that but we have beaten them comprehensively and kept a clean sheet.

“I was pleased with the way we attacked, the way we got men behind the ball, and the clean sheet.”

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