Sky Bet League One- Bristol City 1-2 Sky Blues

Sky Blues Reign On Wet and windy night in Bristol

By Callum Corbett

Coventrys Win was put under threat by adverse weather on a wete and windy night

Coventry’s win was put under threat by adverse weather on a wet and windy night

Frank Moussa wonder goal gives City priceless 2-1 Victory over Bristol city at a torrential Ashton gate.

With Coventry having to wait a week to get back on the field due to there home game against Walsall on Saturday being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Steven Pressley’s side were itching to get there play off bid back on track and it showed as a fast start stunned the home side  and gave the sky blues a platform to nick a well deserved 3 points.

There was a danger of deja vu for the visitors as the match at Ashton gate was under threat of being abandoned throughout due to adverse weather as the heavens were opened during the 90 minutes and speaking to the clubs official website midfielder Adam Barton called it the ‘’ worst conditions I have ever played in ‘’ .

The Sky blues started like a train and the conditions didn’t seem to effect the visitors as they dominated the ball and there attacking intent was there for all to see and none more so than on six minutes when attacking midfielder Frank Moussa picked the ball up on the half way line before dancing his way past the Bristol city defence and slotting the ball under keeper Simon Moore’s body to give City an earlier lead with his thirteenth goal of an already impressive season for the young talent.

The home side looked to hit back immediately as Marvin Elliot lashed a shot wide of Joe murphy’s post but Coventry were about to hit a killer blow to the home side on 25 minutes when from captain Carl Baker’s corner experienced centre back Andy Webster prodded home the second via a flick on from loanee Nathan Delfouneso to double the visitors lead and heap more pressure on the home side who are fighting relegation. Midfield general Baker looked to heap further misery on Bristol city with an pot shot from 30 yards witch drew an uncertain save from Simon Moore, Bizarrely the home side nearly got back into it just before half-time after a long ball drew Murphy out of his goal only for Bristol skipper Sam Bauldock to beat him to the punch and get a strike of from the corner flag towards the goal only for the post to deny Bristol of a way back into the match.

The second half started with the Home side showing some more of the attacking endeavour that started to come out towards the end of the first half with Scott Wagstaff testing Sky blues keeper Murphy just after the restart.  With the clock ticking and Coventry city in touching distance of a important away victory Bristol city started to up the tempo in search of a way back into the match and they came incredibly close to finding that when after some sloppy passing from the away side Simon Gillet picked up a loose ball and fired a shot into the side netting.

On 81 minutes they did find a goal back via a corner which found the head of Bristol sub Wes Burns who directed the ball into Fints path who tapped the ball home to give the home side hope of an unlikely draw.

The Away side however saw out the remaining minute with relative ease to secure a well earned and important 3 points in tough conditions as they continue quest to return to the Championship

Final Score –

Bristol City 1-2 Coventry City

Flint 81                Moussa 6

                                Webster 25

 Attendance: 11,272

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