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INTERVIEW: Jason Farndon Reflects On U23s Win

The Sky Blues beat Colchester United 3-1...

20 February 2018

Coventry City U23s got back to winning ways yesterday afternoon, when they came from behind to beat Colchester United U23s at the Alan Higgs Centre.

The Sky Blues fell a goal down after just five minutes and then after the half-time interval, City took a hold of the game and goal from Chris Camwell, Jordan Maguire-Drew and Jordan Ponticelli helped to turn the game around.

It was a first win in four games for Jason Farndon’s side, as they leapfrogged Ipswich Town U23s in the Professional Development League South to move back into second.

After a first half which didn’t really get going for City, Farndon was pleased with the performance he got in the second half from his side.

He said: "I’m pleased with the game and the result because we haven’t been on the best of runs at the moment so we’re happy with the outcome.

“We weren’t quite at it in the first half and we were a little bit poor, so at half-time we had a chat and had a frank conversation with all the lads who weren’t quite working hard enough, and I think they then changed it up in the second half and we were much the better team from then on.

“During the first half, even though we weren’t at our best I think we still had our chances and were creative, but we were just a little open to transition, so we addressed that at half time and changed a few things tactically and second half we ran all over them.

“We’ve not been happy with the results recently, the performances haven’t been to bad, but we haven’t really had a settled team in the last few games or settled players.

“It’s not just been the players, it has been the balance of the side. In some games we’ve played without centre forwards and centre midfielders, but against Colchester I thought we had the right balance and the right mix between youth and experience.”

One of those players who made an impact on the game, was striker Jordan Ponticelli, who was back amongst the goals for the U23s yesterday afternoon.

Ponticelli capped of a good performance with a delightful finish to make it 3-1 and Jason was happy with the striker’s overall game.

“He worked really hard and I think that’s what he has got to add to his game; out of possession, being a nuisance to defenders.

“When he’s not winning headers, he needs to be predicting and really being more aggressive against defenders out of possession and I think he was that and he scored a great goal and that’s what he can do and I thought he deserved that.”

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