FOOTBALL: LOANEE Duckens Nazon setup Sky Blues’ second win at home in just four days as Coventry defeated Carlisle 2-0.
Mark Robins opted to make three changes to Saturday’s side as Nazon, Tom Davies, and Stuart Beavon all came in. Highly rated youngster Jordan Ponticelli earned a place on the bench.
City had Lee Burge to thank in the early stages of the game when Carlisle created the first meaningful opportunity on net when Devitt produced a strong effort inside the 18-yard box.
The Sky Blues created their strongest chance in the first part of the opening half on 19 minutes when Nazon fed Liam Kelly, whose shot was hit high.
In wet conditions, chances were limited – though Stuart Beavon was unlucky not to score on 37 minutes when his strike found its way past a sea of legs.
Though the weather failed to improve, City’s radar on goal did as Nazon latched onto a fine through ball bursting in the box from Kelly and hit a powerful finish over the keeper.
Nazon was later taken off after falling to the floor and replaced by Maxime Biamou.
The Sky Blues’ lead was doubled eight minutes from time when Jodi Jones on the right cut to the byline after a clever pass from Beavon. Jones’ high cross was hooked into the net unconvincingly by Vincenti on the edge of the six-yard box.
After Coventry went 2-0 up, Carlisle enjoyed more possession and carved out two excellent chances. The first saw Tom Parks drive at the defence and unleash a powerful shot from 25-yards which crashed off the underside of the bar.
With 90 minutes looming, substitute Hallam Hope missed a good opportunity with a back post header on the six-yard line.