The Sky Blues Under-23s kick-started 2019 with a 2-1 win away at Charlton Athletic, thanks to a late winner from David Bremang.
City fell behind early on at Sparrows lane, after Hackett-Fairchild put Jason Euell’s side 1-0 up with just seven minutes on the clock.
However, the Sky Blues took control of the game from then on and after the break had a golden opportunity to equalise, but midfielder Zain Westbrooke missed a penalty.
The Sky Blues would be awarded another spot-kick minutes later and this time it was Bremang who stepped up and converted
With the game coming to a close, City didn’t stop and they were rewarded when Bremang found the back of the net in the 93rd minute.
Looking back on the game, Under-23s coach Jason Farndon was pleased with the performance from his side.
He said: “I’m really happy with the performance, those will see that we went a goal behind, but in reflection we dominated the game.
“It was a sloppy goal for us to give away early on from our point of view, but the lads were patient and we got the goals we needed.
“I thought Dexter Walters had a good game, he was the main source of our creativity during the game and played his part in helping us get the win.”
The good start to the New Year means Farndon’s side have picked up where they left off last year in the Professional Development League.
However, there is still work to be done for the Sky Blues, as Farndon admitted he’s looking for his side to be more ruthlessness in front of goal.
“We’re now five unbeaten in the league and it’s good for the lads to get the mentality of winning games.
“However, there’s still things we need to work on, especially going forward, I don’t think we have been ruthlessness enough in front of goal.
“We could’ve had the game out of sight before the late winner through David Bremang, after Zain Westbrooke had missed a penalty.
“Overall it’s a good way to start the year and after the break we’ve had to come back with dominant display, I’m very pleased.”