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MATCH REPORT: Coventry City 4-3 Bolton Wanderers - Three goals in 10 minutes produces incredible comeback

21 December 2015

The Sky Blues showed incredible character to net four second-half goals and come back from 3-0 down...

Coventry City Under-21s secured an incredible comeback win with three goals in the final 10 minutes of the game.

The Sky Blues secured the victory with four second-half goals as George Thomas and Bassala Sambou both netted braces at the Alan Higgs Centre.

City found themselves 3-0 down at the break as the away side netted three of their four shots on goal in the first 45 minutes. Lateef Elford-Alliyu was guilty of missing a huge chance in the 2nd minute as he diverted Jacob Whitmore's cross narrowly wide of the left-hand post, before Bolton went ahead.

With just over a quarter of an hour gone, Kaiyne Woolery took advantage of some poor defending to finish past Conrad Skuza and he doubled the lead on the half-hour when he rounded the keeper to slot home.

Jamie Thomas made it a miserable first-half for the Sky Blues as he scored a wonderful 25-yard free-kick to put the Trotters in a commanding 3-0 lead at half-time.

Lee Glover's side began the comeback with 30 minutes remaining as the impressive Jay Albini crossed for Thomas to place his header inside the left-hand post.

City were creating chance after chance at this point as Sambou put a diving header wide in the 71st minute and Thomas should have got on the scoresheet when Albini put him through in the area but the keeper produced a great double save with 10 minutes remaining.

Substitute Ronee Hendricks had an immediate impact as his cross found Sambou in the six-yard area to tap home in the 83rd minute before Dion Kelly-Evans was fouled in the area two minutes later and Thomas tucked home the penalty.

In the final minute of the game, City completed the most remarkable of comebacks as Cian Harries' long-ball forward found Thomas who took the ball down first-time to round the keeper and Sambou tucked home just before the final whistle.



Teams

Coventry City: Skuza (GK), Whitmore, Kelly-Evans (C), Maycock, Thompson, Harries, Albini (Hendricks 82), Shipley, Sambou, Elford-Alliyu (Hickman 46), Thomas.

Subs: Camwell, Finn, Mantsounga.

Bolton Wanderers: Campbell (GK), Wilson, Garratt, Twardzik, Finney, Phillips, Perry, Campbell-Young, Woolery, Ceberio (Newell 60), Thomas.

Subs: Turner, Cvetko, Spooner.

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