Under-18s duo Jordan Shipley and Jak Hickman got a goal in each half to hand City the three points at Ryton...
Coventry City Under-21s secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Crewe Alexandra.
Under-18s duo Jordan Shipley and Jak Hickman got a goal in each half to hand City the three points at Ryton.
City had the better of the first-half and Dion Kelly-Evans had a great chance on 25 minutes, when he marauded forward and got through on the right-hand side but his fierce effort just inside the area was saved at the near post.
But on 35 minutes, the Sky Blues had the lead when Ryan Haynes got to the left byline and hung up a great delivery to the back post where Shipley was there to head into the bottom left corner.
That was the least City deserved and the second-half started in a similar vein with the Sky Blues keeping the ball nicely.
Devon Kelly-Evans went extremely close to a goal, when his brother Dion fizzed a cross in and Devon smashed an effort from six-yards which David Richards did excellently to claw out.
Moments after, Jack Finch hobbled off with an ankle injury and was replaced by Hickman.
Hickman went out to play on the right-hand side and got the goal with almost his first touch of the ball on 55 minutes.
Shipley picked up the ball on the left and whipped in a dangerous low cross which Crewe couldn't clear and Hickman was alive at the back-post to get the crucial touch to make it 2-0.
The substitute almost had a second immediately after as he raced through one-on-one to the right, but he hit a firm effort against the right hand post.
From then on it was about game management for the Sky Blues, who were rarely threatened but for Jon Guthrie hitting the underside of the bar from a corner.
It was a good win for the young Sky Blues who will face Charlton away next Monday.
Coventry City: Addai, Di. Kelly-Evans, Martin, Harries, Haynes, Shipley (Maycock 84), Finch (Hickman 54), Stevenson, C.Thomas, Dev.Kelly-Evans, Sambou (Leahy 88).
Unused subs: Ford.
Crewe Alexandra: Richards, Baillie, Kearns, Howell, Davis, Guthrie, O'Neill, Wintle, Dalla Valle, Cooper, Brown.