The Sky Blues climbed to top of SkyBet League Two after a convincing 2-0 victory over Grimsby at Blundell Park...
Goals from Marc McNulty and Jack Grimmer sealed the win for Mark Robins’ side and continued their perfect start to the league season.
“Their desire was evident throughout the game,” said Robins.
“For about 35 minutes of the first half we were just giving the ball away so we were trying to play longer football and sometimes you need to do that to settle down.
“I think we will grow. We certainly did in that game and for the last ten minutes of the first half we were on top and I could really sense a goal coming.
McNulty’s opener came in controversial style. The striker was fastest to pounce on a blunder in Grimsby’s defence and slotted home the goal that turned the game in Coventry’s favour.
“The opening goal was a relief.
“McNulty was very calm. He went around the keeper and stuck it into an empty net. What we saw was Nathan Clarke put his hand on the ball, played it back to the goalkeeper and the referee has deemed that as the taking of the free kick.
“They were incensed by it but we did not really see what was wrong. I thought it was a really bright piece of play from McNulty.
“He grew into the game and got into some dangerous positions. He and Beavon worked together really well.
“Once we had got the goal, Marc was brighter than anyone else on the pitch and he showed us what he has in his locker.”
He added: “I am delighted with this. They are a great side who earnt a very good win last weekend at Chesterfield.
“Coming away from home for the first time is a test but we have stood up to everything that they have thrown at us and grew into a game. It was a really good away performance.”