Coventry Match Report

Coventry 0 City 0 – Fri 18 August 2006

This was the first time I had seen City this season, having been caught out by it starting earlier than I expected, although I had seen most of the Luton game courtesy of a friend who taped it for me.  There were a couple of surprising starters (Hammond and Porter), although my neighbour told me the latter had done well in the Ipswich game.  Hume was again on the bench and I found it hard to believe that Hammond is more effective, even if he did score a few times in the pre-season friendlies. 

City started brightly and I was particularly impressed with Low, playing wide on the right; he was involved in a lot of the play and made some telling passes.  The defence looked reasonably solid and up to half-time City looked the more likely to score.  They faded away in the second half, though, and at times it looked as if Coventry would sneak a goal.  Had they not lost their best striker perhaps the result would have been different….

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