GRACE Tebbutt’s brace earned a much-needed victory for Coventry City Women, who were 2-1 victors at the expense of Leamington Lions on Sunday.
The win was just the Sky Blues’ second so far in Division One South of the West Midlands Regional Women’s Football League, moving them up to sixth after seven games played.
In attendance at the Alan Higgs Centre to take in the win was men’s first team player Jordan Shipley, watching on a day after playing his part in Coventry’s 0-0 draw with Accrington Stanley in League One.
As has become customary, a minute’s silence before kick off was held ahead of Remembrance Sunday, with the hosts the brighter of the two sides upon the game’s commencement.
The Sky Blues were hopeful of earning revenge over the Lions’ for a 1-0 reverse in September and made inroads into doing just that when Tebbutt finished expertly to send her side a goal up at the break.
A quick start to the second half was made by the visitors, so it was no surprise to see the ball end up in the back of Adriana Caboz’s net to level the game.
As the game opened up, the chances began to arrive at regular opportunities for Coventry, who eventually took one of them to regain the lead.
Once again it was Tebbutt who found the net, firing through the legs of the Leamington goalkeeper to ultimately win the game.
Caboz had to be alert to keep out a final chance from the visitors in the late stages, helping chalk up a well-earned three points.
Next up, Coventry visit Rugby Town on Sunday (2pm).