ROBINS AMAZED AT HIS SKY BLUES
COVENTRY boss Mark Robins was delighted for his side after they rallied to a victory over Doncaster Rovers.
First-half goals from Jordy Hiwula and Luke Thomas were enough to seal a fifth consecutive league win for the Sky Blues, and Robins couldn’t praise his team highly enough.
“I thought it was a good game and I thought we played some good stuff. We kept them at bay and we had some good chances.
“We took the lead through a set play and the second one is a brilliant strike from Luke Thomas, which is nothing short of what he deserves with his work rate since he’s been here.
“It was an amazing performance, amazing work rate. There was a desire to win. When you’re in front like that, you know the opposition is going to come at you, especially when you’re tired it gives the opposition a lift.
“We conceded a poor goal from our point of view, but I think that they probably deserved to score over the game because they created a lot of opportunities themselves in the second half.
“I’m delighted with the three points, and the application from everyone, and it was just a great win.”
Both teams had made a positive start, with Michael Doyle and Tom Davies testing the reactions of Rovers keeper Mark Marosi, before Grant McCann’s side fashioned a chance of their own through Danny Andrew.
But it was Coventry, revelling in confidence from their recent form, who created the more clear-cut chances, with Jordan Willis and Jonson Clarke-Harris guilty of missing gilt-edged opportunities.
Coventry took the lead after 20 minutes when Hiwula ri“Coventry fled in an unstoppable volley from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set-piece situation.
The overcast clouds over the Ricoh then turned Sky Blue in the 41st minute when Luke Thomas unleashed a spectacular effort from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal following a corner.
The second-half, however, proved to be a stark contrast to the first with Doncaster proving to be the more dominant of the two sides.
Donny pulled one back when Joe Wright smashed the ball home in the 69th minute, but the visitors couldn’t find that elusive equaliser despite creating a number of chances.
Doncaster manager Grant McCann was left to bemoan a poor first-half display as his side came away from the Ricoh Arena empty-handed.
“I thought in the first half we were poor,” said McCann, “I never hide away from what I think – we weren’t good enough, simple as that.
worked harder than us, they pressed better than us. They didn’t play in terms of football ways any better, but they worked harder, they pressed more, and I take responsibility for that. I set the team up, I pick the team and I told the boys that.”
STAR MAN JORDAN WILLIS Coventry City WELL DONE, LADS: Luke Thomas celebrates with manager Mark Robins and team-mates after scoring Coventry’s second and, inset, Jordy Hiwula enjoys his goal