English FA Cup

November 3, 2012

Full-time

Coventry City

3 - 0

Arlesey Town

English FA Cup

15:00 +00:00, November 3, 2012

Ricoh Arena, England

Referee: Keith Wright

City side-step minnows

Coventry avoided a potential banana skin and progressed to the second round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over non-league Arlesey Town.

Arlesey, who play their football four leagues below the Sky Blues, twice went close to opening the scoring as Chris Marsh looped a shot onto the roof of the net before Ryan Frater headed wide.

However, Callum Ball settled the hosts' nerves when he scored after 28 minutes. Franck Moussa weaved his way through the defence before teeing up the on-loan striker who sent a shot into the top corner of the net from 15 yards out.

The visitors had the better of the early stages of the second half, Marsh going close again before Joe Murphy produced a good save to deny Ben Farrell after 63 minutes.

But Coventry doubled their lead moments later when Cyrus Christie cut in from the right and scored his first senior goal after a neat one-two with Carl Baker.

Jamie Reckord and Moussa both rattled the crossbar afterwards and the Sky Blues added a third late on through Steven Jennings' finish.

Scoring Summary

Coventry City Arlesey Town
Callum Ball (28') 
Cyrus Christie (63') 
Steven Jennings (89') 

Teams

Coventry City Arlesey Town
Joe Murphy1 Nathan Abbey
25 William EdjengueleSol Davis
Jordon Clarke5 Ryan Frater
34 Jamie ReckfordShane Blackett
21 Cyrus Christie11 Chris Marsh
12 Steven Jennings7 Aston Goss
Carl Baker2 Luke Thurlbourne
32 Franck Moussa6 Ben Farrell
10 John FleckChris Dillon
11 Gary McSheffrey8 James Hatch
17 Callum Ball10 Drew Roberts
Substitutes
13 Chris DunnNick Bussey 19
Nathan CameronDerek Brown 17
26 Jordan WillisJeanmal Prosper 12
16 Adam BartonJosh Cook 15
19 Roy O'DonovanLeon Hibbert 14
Cody McDonaldZema Abbey 18
18 Sean JeffersJordan Patrick 16
Substitutions
Cody McDonald for Gary McSheffrey (55)
Jeanmal Prosper for Chris Marsh (56)
Jordan Willis for Jamie Reckford (72)
Zema Abbey for Ben Farrell (79)
Roy O'Donovan for Callum Ball (79)
Jordan Patrick for Sol Davis (87)
Yellow Cards
Jordon Clarke (79)
Chris Dillon (49)
 Luke Thurlbourne (79)
· Squads: Coventry City | Arlesey Town