The Sky Blues have fallen to their second defeat of the season after losing 2-0 to Yeovil Town at Huish Park...
Goals from Rhys Browne and Olufela Olomola either side of half time were the difference between the two sides in a game the visitors controlled but lacked end product.
Marc McNulty came close on several occasions but Yeovil’s goalkeeper and man of the match Artur Krysiak was sublime in earning his side a cleansheet.
The Sky Blues started the afternoon with intent. Jodi Jones found himself with space to charge into on the edge of the home area before forcing a strong save from Krysiak from range.
Duckens Nazon and Tony Andreu were both causing problems for Glovers but it was McNulty who was presented with a golden chance on twenty minutes. Chris Stokes drove forward down the left and found the former Pompey man in the area but his snatched effort was fired over the bar.
Moments later the Sky Blues were calling for a penalty. Liam Kelly played a beautifully weighted ball over the home defence that Andreu chased, only to come together with Sid Nelson in the area. The referee waved play on.
Despite the onslaught it would be Yeovil who opened the scoring at Huish Park. Glovers striker Rhys Browne was denied a goal moments earlier when his shot was blocked by teammate Francois Zoko, but this time there was nobody in the way when he side footed the ball into the empty net after rounded Liam O’Brien. The home side had earned themselves an unlikely lead at the break.
Yeovil started the second period the better of the two sides but Andreu’s 30-yard free kick nearly told a different story. The Frenchman’s curler had to be tipped onto the post by Krysiak and behind for a corner.
As the second half grew older, Krysiak was called upon several times to maintain his sides advantage. McNulty rose highest to head a Doyle cross goalward but the shot-stopper again was on hand to push the ball past the post.
Olomola was causing problems for City on the counter attack and doubled Yeovil’s lead with 15 minutes to go. The teenager rode several challenges and charged into the area before firing his shot across O’Brien and into the bottom corner.
The Sky Blues are next in action against Shrewsbury Town at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday night in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Attendance: 3,754 (1,056)
Yeovil Town XI: Krysiak (GK), N.Smith, Mugabi, Khan, C.Smith, Browne, Dickson, Zoko, Bailey (C), Olomola, Nelson (Davies 90').
Yeovil Town Subs: Maddison (GK), James, Santos, Gray, Green, Surridge.
Coventry City XI: O'Brien (GK), Grimmer, Willis, Hyam, Stokes, Doyle (C), Kelly, Jones, Nazon (Biamou 80'), Andreu (Beavon 62'), McNulty.
Coventry City Subs: Burge, Pearson, Di. Kelly-Evans, Stevenson, Vincenti, Biamou.