17th Sep, 2021

Robins pleased with positive Boreham Wood performance as Sky Blues book spot in third round draw

FOOTBALL: CITY boss Mark Robins had nothing but good things to say about his side after they cruised to a 3-0 win against Boreham Wood to reach the third round of the FA Cup.

Following a cagey start to the game, goals from Nazon, McNulty and Shipley helped the Sky Blues book their spot in the third round for the first time in four years.

Speaking after the game, Robins said he was pleased his side overcame what was a pressure game.

“It took a while to settle and it was just a tweak to the system that made all the difference,” he said.

“Our first meaningful attack ended in a goal after some good play, a good move and some good passing.

“Their ‘keeper has done well to save the first effort from McNulty and Nazon has had a touch before firing the opener in. It was a good start.

“Nerves settled after McNulty’s outstanding goal. It will do his confidence the world of good.”

Despite missing a golden opportunity to register the Sky Blues’ fourth goal at the end of the game, Robins was pleased with the performance of Max Biamou and others.

He said: “We were willing him (Biamou) to get on the score sheet – he did everything but score.

“His chance at the end would have capped off a brilliant performance.

“He has been in the wars and has had a few scraps. He has got a bit of cauliflower ear too but he will deal with that.

“Shipley’s goal was a good one for us because he didnt follow in a chance like that last week.

“The staff went through the footage with him and obviously he has learnt. That killed the game off.

“We were professional to the end. They were unbeaten in twelve games, and beat Blackpool last time so they were by no means pushovers.”

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