Peterborough v Coventry LIVE: match report and post-match reaction as City score double win


Coventry City were the winners in both games of their pre-season double-header against Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon.Goals from Matty Godden, Callum O’Hare, a brace from Amadou Bakayoko and a superb solo effort from Jodi Jones helped Mark Robins’ side secure their third and then fourth rebound victory.

New boys Leo Ostigard and Tyler Walker both impressed on their Sky Blues debuts, as did youngsters Dan Lafferty and Josh Eccles who will have firmly put themselves in Robins’ thoughts.

Gervane Kastaneer also made an impact from the bench, passing for Bakayoko and almost scoring himself.

But there was no glimpse of Max Biamou who traveled but remained an unused substitute.

Godden opened the scoring just after the match’s break after a good job from former Aston man Villa O’Hare.

The 22-year-old received the ball from Gus Hamer before breaking free in the center and sliding a calm pass for Godden to hit high into the net.

Teenage full-back Blaine Rowe impressed when he applied for a starting spot against MK Dons in a week’s time.

He made a number of dangerous forward darts during the first half and was unlucky not to get an assist in his name.

Former City forward Jonson Clarke-Harris was in the middle of the action at his new club Peterborough United where he has just put pen to paper for a move of £ 1.25million.

He should have scored after a mistake by Marko Marosi gave him a golden chance to level, but Posh punished City moments later thanks to Ryan Broom.

But the Sky Blues managed to snatch their third straight pre-season victory in the dying moments when O’Hare fell fortunately in a double deflection in the zone.

Gustavo Hamer in action.

Half an hour later, the second game started with a City second-string eleven in action.

This game saw Liam Kelly come back from injury with Marcel Hilssner, who dispelled his own injury concerns to impact the bench.

Young Jay McGrath, Will Bapaga and Lafferty would have been the stars of the series without a superb solo striker from Jones and a brace from Bakayoko that could have been a hat-trick.

Bakayoko’s first was a smart finish from close range, forcing the ball past the keeper, but his second was the result of hard work by Kastaneer as he made his first appearance of the summer to cross paths with his teammate.

Jones’ goal was the group’s choice, however. He drifted wide before leaving the defender in his dust to jump in and roll one up in the far corner.

It was two wins for City and an overall final score of 5-3.


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