January 10, 2013
Sky Blues late show stuns Preston
Coventry scored two injury-time goals to progress to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Section final with a 3-2 win over Preston.
Steven Jennings put City in front four minutes before half-time, poking home from close range after William Edjenguele had headed Carl Baker's free-kick across goal.
Preston equalised from a corner in the 67th minute as Luke Foster rose highest to meet John Welsh's deliver and his header hit defender Blair Adams on the way in.
The visitors thought they had won it 10 minutes from time. Stuart Beavon was allowed to cut in and shoot on his left foot and his 18-yard strike deflected off Richard Wood, wrong-footing Joe Murphy, and into the net.
But Baker levelled two minutes into time added with a low strike at the back post after good work from Franck Moussa.
Leon Clarke then completed the unlikely turn around, walking the ball in for his first City goal after Steve Simonsen parried Baker's initial 20-yard shot.
|Coventry City||Preston North End|
|1 Joe Murphy||23 Steve Simonsen|
|24 Richard Wood||6 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff|
|25 William Edjenguele||16 David Buchanan|
|2 Jordon Clarke||27 Luke Foster|
|39 Blair Adams||19 John Welsh|
|12 Steven Jennings||11 Lee Holmes|
|8 Carl Baker||8 Nicky Wroe|
|38 James Bailey||13 Joel Byrom|
|10 John Fleck||22 Jack King|
|11 Gary McSheffrey||14 Joe Garner|
|15 Leon Clarke||29 Stuart Beavon|
|13 Chris Dunn||Thorsten Stuckmann 1|
|5 Nathan Cameron||Chris Robertson 5|
|32 Franck Moussa||Andrew Procter 18|
|4 Conor Thomas||Chris Beardsley 20|
|14 Stephen Elliott||Jeffrey Monakana 17|
|Conor Thomas for James Bailey (53)||Chris Robertson for Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (18)|
|Franck Moussa for Steven Jennings (75)||Jeffrey Monakana for Joel Byrom (56)|
|Stephen Elliott for Gary McSheffrey (86)||Andrew Procter for Stuart Beavon (82)|
|Leon Clarke (90)||Joe Garner (23)|
|· Squads: Coventry City | Preston North End|