DEC 01] COVENTRY CITY MATCH
REPORT - DIVISION ONE
Coventry City (2) 3
Wimbledon (1) 1
The Sky Blues made it two wins
out of two in front of the Highfield Road faithful with a
convincing victory over Wimbledon.
Lee Mills struck for the second
time since his loan move from Portsmouth on Wednesday, while Lee
Hughes ended his personal goal drought by scoring Cityís
David Thompson completed the win
when he chalked up his seventh goal of the season in the closing
Roland Nilsson named an unchanged
side from the one which beat Crystal Palace so comfortably on
Wednesday night as Lee Carsley continued at centre back, while
Mills and Hughes started up front together for the second time.
Coventry began on the front foot
and on-loan Mills had an early chance to give them the lead but
he shot over after a knockdown from Bosnian defender Mo Konjic.
The Dons played some neat
football but struggled to create any clear cut chances and on 19
minutes Hughes hit the back of the net with his first goal from
open play for 13 games.
Laurent Delorge skipped past
Jermaine Darlington on the right-wing and coolly found the
former Albion man unmarked in the box and he made no mistake
from eight yards.
The visitors came close to
forcing an equaliser towards the break, but David Connolly was
guilty of missing two good opportunities.
He cut inside Carsley in the City
box but fired wide and then headed over from ten yards after a
perfect centre from Neil Ardley.
The Dons were left ruing those
chances as Mills doubled Coventryís lead two minutes before
The 31-year-old striker volleyed
home from six yards after Thompsonís curling cross from the
Jobi McAnuff brought Wimbledon
back into the match in first-half injury time when he hit a low
shot past Magnus Hedman after a cross from Kevin Cooper.
The second half was a more tense
affair and the Sky Blues clearly needed a third goal to kill the
They survived a scare as Wayne
Brown forced Hedman to make a save after meeting a corner with a
full blooded header, but with 11 minutes remaining Thompson
supplied the crucial goal to seal the win.
Delorge, who had his best game
yet in a City shirt, outpaced Darlington on the right and his
pullback gave the little Liverpudlian nothing else to do other
than crash the ball past Kelvin Davis and into the net.
COVENTRY CITY :
Magnus Hedman; Marc Edworthy, Muhamed Konjic, Marcus Hall, David
Thompson, Lee Carsley, Laurent Delorge, Youssef Safri, Youssef
Chippo (Lee Fowler, 80), Lee Hughes, Lee Mills (Julian Joachim,
Subs not used : Andy Goram, Barry Quinn, Tomas Antonelius
Kelvin Davis; Kenny
Cunningham, Darren Holloway, Kevin Cooper, Wayne Brown, Jermaine
Darlington, Neal Ardley, Joel McAnuff (Damien
Francis, 85), Michael Hughes, David Connolly, Neil Shipperley (David
Subs not used : Ian Feuer,
Peter Hawkins, Chris Willmott
Coventry - Hughes (20), Mills (43), Thompson (78)
Wimbledon - McAnuff (45)
REFEREE : P
Coventry - Edworthy (foul, 52)
Wimbledon - Darlington (23, unsporting behaviour), Shipperley
(33, foul), Cooper (90, foul)
ATTENDANCE : 17,303
COVENTRY LEAGUE POSITION : 3rd
with 37 points