Sky Blues storm to the top of the Paint Pot Challenge table
The sharp-shooting Sky Blues have thrown down the gauntlet to their ‘Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge’ rivals – by storming to the top of the leaderboard.
City racked up a bumper total of 25 points from their 10 attempts at the unique challenge, taking over top spot from Doncaster Rovers and setting a stiff target for their fellow League 1 and 2 teams to chase.
Callum Ball and Nathan Cameron were the heroes for Coventry as they successfully chipped a perfect ‘lick’ into the pot to boost the Ricoh Arena outfit’s tally by 10 points each.
It means the Sky Blues transferred their excellent form on the pitch – they have lost just one of their last seven games – into the ‘Paint Pot Challenge’ arena.
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It also earned them a psychological advantage over Sheffield United ahead of the northern area quarter-final tie between the sides at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday.
Sheffield United were the previous team to take part in the challenge – designed to celebrate Johnstone’s Paint’s leading vinyl matt emulsion - but only managed 11 points and now lie third.
“Coventry have got a proud tradition over a number of years and maintained that with a tremendous performance in the ‘Paint Pot Challenge’,” said Megan Esmond, Marketing Manager for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
“A score of 25 points is a tough target for all the other clubs to aim for but I’m sure they will relish the challenge.”
Designed to test the crossing accuracy of the most competent footballer, the challenge involves players trying to chip a ball from the corner of the 18-yard box into an inflatable paint pot on the edge of the six-yard box.
Each club gets 10 attempts with the winners receiving £2,000 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product.
Teams that finish in second and third place will receive £1,000 and £500 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product respectively.
League 1 and League 2 clubs who wish to take part in the ‘Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge’ are encouraged to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.