SKY BLUES FAIL TO PUT DONS AWAY
MARK Robins rued his Coventry side’s missed chances after being forced to settle for a draw against League One bottom club AFC Wimbledon.
The Sky Blues regularly overpassed the ball instead of testing visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at the Ricoh.
Jake Jervis opened the scoring for the visitors just 72 seconds into the match before Wes Thomas’ rescued a point on the hour.
Robins, whose side have lost just once in their last five, said: “It’s a game we should have won.
“It’s the finishing that’s the big thing for us really. Somebody’s got to take responsibility to shoot, even if you miss.
“We were chasing it from seconds in, but it’s a game we should have won.”
However, Robins was quick to take the positives after overhauling their torrid run of form.
He added: “They’re on a better run of results than we are and we have to look at it from where we are and where we have been.
“We won three on the bounce before losing to Scunthorpe and we’ve got a draw here. Things are getting better from our run before that and that’s pleasing for us.”
On the flip side Wimbledon are fighting for their League One status and missed the chance of grabbing a vital three points.
Boss Wally Downes said: “It’s a really good point on the road for us. It was a great start and maybe that’s the frustrating thing for us because we couldn’t put them away despite going ahead so early on.
“We had a couple of chances and we gifted them a few ourselves. A point is probably a fair result.
“We know the situation we’re in and we have to keep battling for survival.
“There has been a constant improvement in every game we’ve played and that’s all I can ask for.”
Jervis pounced seconds into the game with a well-taken finish from close range after Coventry failed to clear their lines from a corner.
It was almost two after 13 minutes when Mitchell Pinnock wriggled into space and thumped an effort against the bar.
Down the other end Liam Kelly’s effort was well tipped over by Aaron Ramsdale.
And Kelly fluffed his lines when he fired over from seven yards just before the break. Coventry’s pressure told on the hour when Liam Thomas nestled a deflected effort into the bottom corner through a crowded box. Thomas was almost the late hero 11 minutes from time when his effort whistled past the post. Andy Barcham missed a late chance to nick it for the basement boys when he was denied by Burge.
POINT SAVER: Coventry’s Luke Thomas scores their equaliser