The Sky Blues picked up their first Sky Bet League One away win against Wycombe Wanderers on Sunday and manager Mark Robins thought it was the perfect day to get it.
A hattrick from Matt Godden and a cracker from Sam McCallum was enough to send Robins' side back into the play offs as they now sit 5th in the table.
Robins said: “It was a good time and a good game to get that first away win against a strong side.
“It was like a home game in the first half when we came out the support was outstanding and the supporters can go home happy.
“We settled into a rhythm quickly and it was a great goal from Sam to put us in front, his performance and his goal was outstanding.”
City were pegged back early in the first half by Adebayo Akinfenwa but responded almost immediately as Godden scored from the spot after McCallum was fouled.
Despite the four goals, Robins was disappointed that his side couldn’t keep another clean sheet following last weeks 1-0 victory over Lincoln.
He said: “Conceding a poor goal was disappointing but we bounced back quickly and Sam was involved again and Godden tucked the penalty away well.
“It should have been a clean sheet and that is how you win games, with clean sheets, so we need to stop giving away goals but I’ll take it if we keep playing like that and scoring like that because some of the football we played against a team like that was outstanding, some of the best all season.
“The third and fourth goal, the movement and rotation was good from Shipley and a great run from Godden who’s runs were good all game and we flowed really well.
“Our fourth goal, it was a great finish with his left foot from Godden and the move flowed really well.”
The Sky Blues came into the game with over a week since their last game with no fixture on boxing day and Robins felt that the rest was important for his side.
He said: “The rest has done us good and we gave the players time off with their families over Christmas and they have come in today and done their job superbly.
“These are a really tough opponent to play against but I think the result was justified and deserved.”
City are back on the road on New Years day as they travel to Tranmere Rovers looking to double their away league win tally.