September 22, 2012
No flying start for Robins
Coventry's new manager Mark Robins saw first hand some of the reasons why his new side are at the wrong end of npower League One as they lost 2-1 at home to Carlisle.
The visitors took the lead after 25 minutes when Danny Cadamarteri converted coolly from the penalty spot while everyone else tried to work out why the spotkick had been given.
But Coventry responded well and got the equaliser they deserved seven minutes before half-time. Carl Baker's deep right-wing cross found David McGoldrick peeling off at the back post and the striker made no mistake with his header, directing back across goal.
The visitors went back in front after 57 minutes when, following a scrappy opening to the half and poor defending from Coventry, defender Danny Livesey was allowed to head home from a corner.
McGoldrick and substitute Cody McDonald both struck the post in the closing stages as Robins pushed everyone forward in search of an equaliser, but Coventry could not find one and suffered a fifth straight league defeat.
|Coventry City||Carlisle United|
|1 Joe Murphy||20 Mark Gillespie|
|15 Kevin Kilbane||6 Peter Murphy|
|24 Richard Wood||5 Danny Livesey|
|2 Jordon Clarke||2 Frank Simek|
|35 Reece Brown||24 Chris Chantler|
|11 Gary McSheffrey||12 Paul Thirlwell|
|12 Steven Jennings||4 Jon-Paul McGovern|
|8 Carl Baker||3 Matty Robson|
|27 Billy Daniels||21 James Berrett|
|31 David McGoldrick||11 Danny Cadamarteri|
|10 John Fleck||22 Joe Garner|
|13 Chris Dunn||Adam Collin 1|
|25 William Edjenguele||Mike Edwards 15|
|34 Jamie Reckord||Liam Noble 8|
|26 Jordan Willis||Brad Potts 16|
|37 Conor Henderson||David Symington 19|
|14 Stephen Elliott||Kallum Higginbotham 27|
|9 Cody McDonald||Mark Beck 17|
|Conor Henderson for Steven Jennings (23)||Brad Potts for Paul Thirlwell (82)|
|Jamie Reckord for Billy Daniels (64)||Kallum Higginbotham for Joe Garner (84)|
|Cody McDonald for Gary McSheffrey (70)||Mike Edwards for Danny Livesey (89)|
|Jordon Clarke (18)||Paul Thirlwell (79)|
|Carl Baker (60)|
|· Rosters: Coventry City | Carlisle United|