Sky Blues come joint second in the inaugeral JPT Paint Pot Challenge
Coventry City have made their mark on the inaugural Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge by taking their place on the roll of honour.
The Sky Blues clinched a tie for second spot in the new competition, which ran alongside the main Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Coventry scored 25 points in the unique test of accuracy for League 1 and League 2 clubs to share the runners-up berth with Crewe Alexandra, while Oxford United finished top of the pile with an excellent score of 32 points.
Coventry’s reward is £750 of Johnstone’s paint and officials have elected to use their reward to carry out work on their Ryton training ground.
Paint and specialist advice will be supplied by staff at the nearby Johnstone’s Paint Decorating Centre on Gosford Street.
Coventry development coach Lee Carsley said: "It was a good fun when the Johnstone’s Paint team brought the paint pot down for the challenge.
“Although I resisted the urge to have a go myself, I know the lads enjoyed it so to come joint second is a bonus. I’m sure we will put the prize to good use at the training ground."
The Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge saw clubs nominate 10 representatives from their playing squad and management to attempt to chip a ball from the angle of the penalty area into a giant inflatable paint pot placed on the six-yard line.
To watch the clubs in action, go to www.youtube.com/com/user/officialjpt.
Clubs will have the chance to emulate Oxford by becoming Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge champions for 2013-14, with the competition returning for a second season.