March 23, 2013
Pompey compound Sky Blues' misery
Coventry's miserable week continued as Steven Pressley's side were beaten 2-0 at fellow crisis-club Portsmouth.
Jed Wallace's well-taken 15th minute goal and a late Patrick Agyemang header were enough to condemn the Sky Blues to a first away defeat since January 13.
It came 48 hours after owners SISU placed a subsidiary company into administration, leaving them facing a 10-point deduction, all but ending their play-off hopes.
Coventry could have taken the lead after only seven minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Cody McDonald was bundled over by Pompey midfielder Shaun Cooper.
Home goalkeeper Simon Eastwood spared Cooper's blushes by producing an excellent save to keep out Gary McSheffrey's spot kick.
McSheffrey's misery was compounded when Wallace fired the hosts in front from six yards after combining neatly with Cooper.
Coventry improved after half-time and were thwarted by a number of fine saves from Eastwood.
But Agyemang secured the points for Pompey 14 minutes from time, rising above the Coventry defence to flick Liam Walker's cross beyond Joe Murphy.
|13 Simon Eastwood||1 Joe Murphy|
|33 Ricardo Rocha||31 Jordan Stewart|
|16 Gabor Gyepes||25 William Edjenguele|
|10 Yassin Moutaouakil||35 Aaron Martin|
|18 Johannes Ertl||21 Cyrus Christie|
|3 Shaun Cooper||12 Steven Jennings|
|19 Therry Racon||32 Franck Moussa|
|35 Jed Wallace||38 James Bailey|
|6 Liam Walker||10 John Fleck|
|9 David Connolly||11 Gary McSheffrey|
|23 Patrick Agyemang||9 Cody McDonald|
|1 Phil Smith||Chris Dunn 13|
|4 Sam Sodje||Jordon Clarke 2|
|22 Adam Webster||Jordan Willis 26|
|34 D Butler||David Bell 7|
|31 Jack Maloney||Conor Thomas 4|
|21 Ashley Harrison||Callum Wilson 20|
|20 John Akinde||Callum Ball 17|
|Jack Maloney for Liam Walker (90)||Callum Wilson for Steven Jennings (65)|
|John Akinde for Patrick Agyemang (90)||Conor Thomas for Gary McSheffrey (65)|
|Callum Ball for Jordan Stewart (80)|
|Liam Walker (56)||Callum Wilson (74)|
|Ricardo Rocha (75)|
|· Squads: Portsmouth | Coventry City|