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"We’ve scored 20 and conceded 20 so that needs some work but back-to-back wins is a positive for the boys." Coventry City's Jason Farndon

29 September 2015

After the crazy 5-4 win over Brentford, Farndon is eager for the side to kick on and learn from the 'soft goals' they conceded...

Coventry City Under-18s coach Jason Farndon was relieved to see his side come back to win 5-4 against Brentford at the weekend.

The Sky Blues found themselves 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 down at three separate stages in the game but came out 5-4 winners in a crazy game at the Alan Higgs Centre.

Goals from Jordan Shipley, Bassala Sambou, Jak Hickman and two from Tom Bayliss secured a hard-fought win in the topsy-turvey encounter.

Farndon was disappointed in the goals the side conceded but admitted that in the end, it was a good result in the circumstances.

"We conceded four very poor goals on Saturday,” Farndon said.

"But at least it is in our hands, at least we’re not getting calved open, there goals which we can prevent ourselves.

"I watched the game immediately when I got home afterwards to dissect what I’d seen, it was a really crazy game.

"Obviously we don’t want to concede sloppy goals but in the circumstances it’s a great win, the team showed great character and there was a real team spirit even when we were behind by two goals at three different points in the game.

"When we got the penalty and scored it to make it 4-3, we felt a momentum shift and we felt there was only going to be one winner.

"So we’re pleased with the way the lads bounced back from some poor goals and stuck at it to get a valuable win."

The win means it’s now back-to-back victories for the Academy and two consecutive games where they have scored three or more.

Farndon hopes that the consecutive victories can set up the side to go on a good run and really kick start the season.

He added: "We’ve moved to more of a 4-3-3 so we’re pleased we’re scoring goals. As I said before, we need to work on cutting out the sloppy goals then I feel we can be a good test for most teams.

"We’ve scored 20 and conceded 20 so that needs some work but back-to-back wins is a positive for the boys.

"On Saturday we had three second years so it was another young side and hopefully this experience can help our first year pros see what it takes to be successful."


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