17th Nov, 2019

"Sky Blues making steps forward" says Robins

Ben Tyler 5th Mar, 2019

SKY BLUES boss Mark Robins commended the progress made by his Coventry City side in recent weeks, after Saturday’s 1-0 win at Accrington Stanley took them up to eighth.

Bright Enobakhare netted the only goal of the game to extend Coventry’s unbeaten run in the league to five games, and Robins was delighted by how Sky Blues applied themselves in Lancashire.

“It was a really good three points and I thought it was a really good performance with a clean sheet. It shows you the steps forward that we have taken.

“We have come here with a younger team than last year and I am really pleased with the way that they handled things and the way that they handled themselves.

“I think it was really good away performance in difficult conditions on a difficult pitch to play on.”

Robins in particular praised the composure of Enobakhare in firing the match-winner in a deadlocked game.

“He [Bright Enobakhare] skips past three players and then has the calmness of mind to slot it into the bottom corner.

“It was outstanding, absolutely outstanding.”

Tom Bayliss could have changed the course of the game, had his effort that flashed past the post made it’s way into the net in the opening minute.

Sean McConville had a free-kick effort drift narrowly wide of Lee Burge’s post, whilst Enobakhare almost caught Dimitar Evtimov out directly from a corner-kick.

A breakthrough on the hour mark came when Brandon Mason fed the ball to Enobakhare, who stepped past two defenders before stroking the ball into the corner.

The hosts were unable to pose much of a threat to Coventry, who thought they had claimed a second when Jordy Hiwula rose to head a cross into the ground and into the net.

However, the linesman’s raised flag denied the goal that would have put the game beyond doubt.

Luke Thomas could have found the net after being played in by Enobakhare, but Evtimov palmed away his effort, though it would not matter as Coventry claimed the three points.

The Sky Blues are next in action tomorrow (Friday), when hosting Burton at the Ricoh Arena (7:45pm).

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