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Under-18s suffer defeat at Derby

14 January 2013

City's Under-18s suffer defeat in their first game after the Christmas break...

Coventry City Under-18's suffered a 2-1 defeat at Derby County despite a goal from Courtney Baker-Richardson.

City returned to action after the month-long Christmas break with a loss thanks to goals from Adam Wixted and Kwame Thomas which had Derby in control of the match inside the first 20 minutes.

However, the Sky Blues rallied and got back into the game thanks to a great goal from Baker-Richardson. Joe Pegg did well to get down the right and found a dangerous cross which the City striker volleyed home.

Gregor Rioch's side could have come away from the Moor Farm training ground with a point when Baker-Richardson went clear in the second half but as the City striker tried to go round the keeper, the keeper denied him.

It was a dominant second half display from City who deserved something from the match and Rioch believes it is a good learning curve for the players.

The Academy manager said: "It was disappointing to find ourselves two goals behind early on as it was always going to be difficult from that point.

"But I was proud of their efforts after that and we probably deserved something from the match on the balance of play.

"It doesn't always go like that in football though and it is a good learning curve for the players."

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