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REPORT: Coventry City 2-0 Carlisle United - Sky Blues defeat the Cumbrians at the Ricoh

Duckens Nazon and Peter Vincenti on target for the Sky Blues in the second

12 September 2017

The Sky Blues have made it back-to-back wins in SkyBet League Two thanks to a 2-0 win over Carlisle United at the Ricoh.

Duckens Nazon, in for the injured Tony Andreu, gave Mark Robins’ side the lead just after half-time before Peter Vincenti grabbed his first goal for the club with ten minutes to go.

Man of the Match, Tom Davies and Jordan Willis remained solid in defence earning City their fifth clean sheet in just seven games.

The evening’s first chance fell to the visitors. Jamie Devitt’s first touch and volley in the area was brilliantly outshone by Lee Burge’s stunning reflex save to keep it out.

Stuart Beavon made his way into the starting line up to replace the injured Marc McNulty, and tested Carlisle ‘keeper Shamal George early on but his outside of the foot shot was easily saved.

The best chance of the early stages fell to Liam Kelly. The 27-year-old charged forward into the box to strike a Nazon cut back to the penalty spot, but he blazed his effort high into the away end.

Beavon looked the most likely to find the net throughout the first half. Jones’ neat link-up play with Jack Grimmer down the right channel helped to play Beavon into the area again but his effort, destined for the bottom corner, forced a strong save from George.

Nazon was a handful for the Carlisle defenders all afternoon, and opened the scoring just two minutes after the interval. Kelly fed a pin-point ball through the centre of the park for Nazon who showed enough pace and strength to hold off the challenge from Luke Joyce and fire the ball past George. City had the lead.

The Sky Blues should have doubled their lead with twenty minutes to go. Beavon and Jones found themselves two-on-one with only Gary Liddle left at the back for Carlisle. Beavon found Jones with ease but the 19-year-old’s dink over the out-rushing ‘keeper was hooked off the line by Joyce at the final second.

Nevertheless, it did not take long for City to put the game beyond the visitors through Vincenti, bagging his first goal for the club. Jones again caused problems for Danny Grainger and sent a perfectly weighted cross to Vincenti in the area who volleyed past George and into the net. Mark Robins’ side had doubled their lead.

 Yellow: Vincenti, Grainger, Joyce.

Attendance: 6,151 (242)

Teams:

Coventry City XI: Burge (GK), Grimmer, Willis, Davies, Stokes, Kelly, Doyle (C), Vincenti, Nazon (Biamou 58'), Jones, Beavon.

Coventry City Subs: O'Brien (GK), Hyam, Bayliss, Maycock, Dev. Kelly-Evans, Ponticelli.

Carlisle United XI: George (GK), Grainger (C), Joyce, Parkes, Kennedy, Adams (Bennett 64'), Devitt, Ellis (Liddle 68'), Brown, Miller, Etuhu (Hope 76').

Carlisle United Subs: Bonham (GK), Jones, Nabi, Lambe.


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