Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

"7,500 fans felt like 27,500 at times. The fans sucked the ball in at the end." - Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray

14 April 2015

Sky Blues boss delighted with the crowd at the Ricoh Arena as Reda Johnson's last minute header earns a well deserved point for City…

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray applauded the Sky Blue Army and said that tonight's match was 'the loudest I have heard the Coventry fans since I've been here'.

City drew 1-1 with Oldham Athletic, Reda Johnson gaining City a well-deserved point with a last minute header.

Mowbray was disappointed with gaining only a point, but praised his players after dominating virtually the whole game.

"That was by far the best I've seen us at home," he said. "It was the best home performance far and away.

"We created chances and pressurised Oldham, the fans really spurned them on and we dominated large parts.

"They had few chances in the 90 minutes and they scored from one of them, which is disappointing.

"The fans tonight made the best atmosphere at home since I've come here. 7,500 sounded like 27,500 at times.

"They almost sucked the ball into the net at the end. It just makes you think what it could be like if there was 27,500 here.

"We could make it daunting for a lot of teams, especially if you play like that where we pressured them so much.

"There is still lots to do however, I said that in the match day programme. But I'm pleased with how we managed to back them up and apply ourselves to attack and we got the goal in the end.

Mowbray was angry with the way City conceded their goal, a free kick routine that allowed Danny Philliskirk to divert the ball home.

He also feels that the point could be vital in City's quest to maintain their place in League One, with results elsewhere going the Sky Blues' way.

He continued: "We work so hard on defending free kicks, so for the way to concede like we did is absolutely ridiculous.

"Thankfully we got the equaliser. That point gained could be valuable, with results elsewhere helping. We can't stop now and we go to promoted Bristol City on Saturday hopeful."

Advertisement block