APR 00] COVENTRY CITY FC NEWS
Sky Blue Reserves Miss Their Chances
Coventry City missed a great chance to go top of the Premiership
Reserves League last night when their star-studded team could manage only a goalless draw
against Tottenham Hotspur at Highfield Road.
Ysrael Zuniga hit the post and had a goal disallowed for offside and there were
other missed chances which let Spurs off the hook.
Coventry began the
match in third spot and victory would have leapfrogged them to the head of the league.
They had several players in the shop window and others trying to impress with a
view to first team duty, but few came out with much credit.
Zuniga looked sharp in the early stages and could have had a hat-trick in the
first half hour. The Peruvian stirred the crowd on a bitterly cold night with a
breathtaking piece of skill in the 21st minute when he made room with a lightning change
of feet and crashed a right foot shot against the post.
Four minutes later he had three stabs at knocking the ball home when Laurent
Delorge's shot was parried, but on each occasion defenders blocked his efforts.
Then he was left
with a simple tap in when Stephen McPhee passed into the goalmouth, but the Peruvian had
strayed marginally offside.
three full internationals, Paul Telfer, Mo Konjic and Zuniga and of the remainder only
goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has yet to play for his country at under-21 level.
Paul Williams made
his comeback following his knee injury and he is expected to leave the club during the
summer when he is a free agent. Scouts from other clubs were there in abundance running
the rule over players like Konjic, David Burrows, Williams, Gavin Strachan, Barry Quinn
and Runar Normann.