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"I thought we were the best team from start to finish, every single player was outstanding." - Coventry City's Jason Farndon

24 January 2017

Under-18s coach Jason Farndon on the U18s impressive victory against the high-flying Addicks...

Jason Farndon praised his side’s work ethic and commitment after the Under-18s defeated Charlton Athletic in a top of the table clash

Billy Stedman scored the only goal of the game as the Under-18s made it four consecutive wins and extended their unbeaten run to six games. 

“I thought we were the best team from start to finish. We worked to a gameplay of staying in the game, not trying to win it in the first minute and every single player was outstanding,” Jason said.

“There was no real individual that ‘won’ it, but a bit of brilliance from Billy Stedman scored the goal to win it for us.

“We had to change it around due to other commitments with the Under-23s, Jordan Ponticelli was on reduced minutes, but we were quite pleased with how strong we were going into the game.” 

After a bitterly disappointing day in which the young Sky Blues lost the reverse fixture 4-1, Jason admitted it was a real positive to see his side react and claim a valuable victory.

“They’re probably the best ‘Cat 2’ club in the Academy system at maybe producing players and teams. They really punished us away from home and took advantage of some individual mistakes.

“We highlighted that in the week and they weren’t the most respectable team when they were in the lead, so I just reminded them how they felt on the day,”

He added: “It was pleasing because we stuck to the gameplan and continued to play in what we perceive to be the Coventry City way and dominated from start to finish.”


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