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09.07.2016… Coventry (h)…

Nuneaton Town 1 Coventry City 2

A1 Gas Force Arena… Saturday July 9th… 3pm

Attendance: 1,675

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £3

Only six weeks since the end of the season and it’s time for it to start all over again; and a pretty good game to be fair…

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First Half Action…

Nuneaton should have taken the lead early on through a Joe Ironside effort that quite clearly crossed the line, although not according to the linesman. Coventry gradually took control though, and went in 2-0 up thanks to goals from Devon Kelly-Evans and Ruben Lameiras.

The second half was far better for Nuneaton. Reece Charles-Cook saved well from Dean Whitehouse, before  a late Luke Shorthouse goal made the final score a respectable 2-1…

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Second Half Action…

Nuneaton Town

First Half; De La Pas, Clifton, Warburton, Scott, Langmead, Wheatley, Cartwright, Tempest, Ironside, Mcdonald, Daniels

Second Half; Snedker, Pilbeam, Debayo, Mitter, Keane, Penny, Cameron, Shaw, Bishop, Whitehouse, Demkiv

Not Used; Hawksworth, Hodgedett-Young, Rigg, Shorthouse

Goals; Shorthouse (79)

Coventry City

First Half; Burge, Vincelot, Ricketts, Leahy, Whitmore, Maycock, Rose, Haynes, Lameiras, Tudgay, Devon Kelly-Evans

Second Half; Charles-Cook, Willis, Harries, Finch, Dion Kelly-Evans (Spence 71), Gadzhev, Stevenson, Shipley (Sayoud 73), Thomas, Jones, Sordell

Not Used; None

Goals; Lameiras (37), Devon Kelly-Evans (44)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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01.08.2015… Cov v Oxford…

Coventry City 0 Oxford United 0

A1 Gas Force Arena… Saturday August 1st… 3pm

Attendance: 878

Ticket: £10 – Programme: None

Today was supposed to be a trip to Edgbaston for Day Four of the Third Ashes Test; England won before tea on the third…

So, Coventry City versus Oxford United instead. A hastily rearranged friendly, initially scheduled to take place at the Kassam Stadium but rearranged due to issues with the pitch. Similar pitch related goings on at the Ricoh Arena resulted in the match taking place at Nuneaton…

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Adam Armstrong (Centre) Warms Up…

A pretty forgettable goalless draw, ahead of the return of League action next Saturday. League Two Oxford had by far the better of the chances against their League One opponents, the best of which being a missed penalty in the second half. It was a pretty special penalty miss too…

Adam Armstrong made his debut for Coventry on loan from Newcastle, and started well before fading…

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Second Half: Oxford Attack…

Coventry City; Burge, Willis (Kelly-Evans 83), Ricketts, Johnson, Stokes (Haynes 50), Lameiras (Tudgay 53), Vincelot (Phillips 76), Fleck (Finch 81), Swanson (Kelly-Evans 43), Armstrong (Stevenson 81), Maddison (Lawton 83)

Not Used; Charles-Cook, Martin

Goals; None

Oxford United; Slocombe, Baldock (Long 79), Mullins, Wright, Skarz, Roofe (Roberts 79), Rose (Ashby 79), Sercombe (Ruffels 51), MacDonald, Hylton (O’Dowda 64), Taylor (Hoban 18)

Not Used; Collins, Dunkley, Crocombe

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

11.07.2015… Coventry (h)…

Nuneaton Town 0 Coventry City 0

James Parnell Stadium… Saturday July 11th… 2pm

Attendance: 1,502

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £3

After a brief period of respite, back on the spike…

An encouraging performance, particularly from the the first half team. The twenty one changes made at half-time made the second half largely irrelevant.

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A Home Debut for Marlon Harewood…

Marlon Harewood made his Nuneaton debut late on, and thankfully, no repeat of last season’s downpour

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Second Half Action…

Nuneaton Town

First Half; Rowley, Clifton, Reid, Byrne, Maguire, Lane (Hicks 20), Dawes, Keane, Duffy, Williams, Hoban

Second  Half; Fondop, Smith, Keane, Grocott, Pepe, King, Yafai, Bobes-Gilroy, Diop (Harewood 67), Dyer (Delaney 70), Opoku

Not Used; Bothwell, Delaney

Goals; None

Coventry City

First Half; Charles-Cook, Phillips, Willis, Martin, Haynes, O’Brien, Finch, Fleck, Maddison, Trialist, Tudgay

Second Half; Charles-Cook, Kelly-Evans, Harries, Ricketts, Stokes, Trialist, C Thomas, Vincelot, Lawton, Swanson, G Thomas.

Not Used; Kelly-Evans, Ricketts, Harries, Stokes, Vincelot, Thomas, Lawton, Swanson, Thomas, Trialist, Apoai.

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

19.07.2014… Coventry City (h)…

coventryNuneaton Town 1 Coventry City 0 (match abandoned after 53 minutes)

James Parnell Stadium… Saturday July 19th… 3pm

Attendance: 1,690

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £3

First game of the season, for myself anyway, not for Nuneaton, having already played home friendlies against Derby County (1-2), Notts County (0-0) and away at Barwell (2-1) .

Not a lot to say about this one really, glorious sunshine and twenty minutes of reasonably high tempo stuff in the first half, followed by a 25 minute wind down to half time (heat related I would imagine) during which Nuneaton took a 1-0 lead through a gaz dean back-header following a corner.

The clouds began to hover during the half-time interval, meaning that by the restart most of the home crowd (myself included) had headed for cover behind the goal. Coventry started to apply some pressure at the beginning of the second half, hitting the post just prior to the intervention of what could only be described as a monsoon and play being called to a halt on 53 minutes.

The referee did head back out following the rain, he threw the ball in the air, it landed… game over…

On the plus side, I didn’t get soaked on the way home and I remembered to take a plastic wallet to protect my programme… most importantly though, football’s back…

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First Half: Sunshine…

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Second Half: Distinct Lack of Sunshine…

More pictures, and a video of the second half shower on flickr…