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NEWS: We revisit the top five memories from the 2015/16 season

1 June 2016

We take a look back at the top five most memorable Coventry City FC moments of the 2015/16 season…

1. Top of the SkyBet League One 

The Sky Blues hit four goals inside 10 first-half minutes back in November to leapfrog Gillingham in to League One’s top spot.

A hat-trick from Jacob Murphy and a powerful header from Ben Turner sealed the points, as City overwhelmed morning leaders Gillingham and topped the league standings after 18 games played.

It was the club’s highest ranking in the Football League since being relegated to the third tier in 2012.


2. Jimmy Hill Celebration

Sadly, the ex-Sky Blues manager and chairman Jimmy Hill passed away in December of 2015 and the City of Coventry spent the remainder of the season celebrating his tremendous contribution to the football club. 

There was a memorial service at Coventry Cathedral where fans, staff, players of old and new, as well as some of the footballing world’s most recognisable names gathered to pay their respects to JH.  


3. Legends Day against Bury 

Coventry City FC welcomed back over 40 ex-players from eras gone by, as the current Sky Blues first team hit Bury for six in that days League One match.

Goals from Chris Stokes, Baily Cargill, James Maddison, John Fleck and Adam Armstrong (2) delighted the home crowd of over 11,000. The win was the clubs biggest league victory in 52 and a half years - fittingly, since the days when Jimmy Hill was Sky Blues manager.


4. Adam Armstrong nets 20 for the season

On the day Armstrong claimed his 20th goal of the campaign, City concluded the season with a 2-0 away victory over Oldham. The Newcastle loanee rounded off an outstanding first season away from his parent club, and went on to claim the ‘Goal of the Season’ Award for an exceptional strike against Millwall earlier in the season.

Mowbray spoke after the Oldham game: "There were lots of aspects to be pleased with today. Adam Armstrong got his 20th goal and you could see the way the team celebrated that it meant a lot to the club.” 


5. Unbeaten run  

On-loan Norwich winger Jacob Murphy was in scintillating form back in November 2015 as he completed a personal haul of six goals in three games, including a hat-trick against Gillingham.

The 21-year old had also claimed a brace against ex-club Colchester the week before, as the Sky Blues went unbeaten in League One competition during the months of October and November. 


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