Coventry City were winners in both parts of their pre-season double-header against Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Matty Godden, Callum O’Hare, a double from Amadou Bakayoko and a stunning solo effort from Jodi Jones helped Mark Robins’ side to their third and then fourth victory on the bounce.

New-boys Leo Ostigard and Tyler Walker both impressed on their Sky Blues debuts, as too did youngsters Dan Lafferty and Josh Eccles who will have put themselves firmly in Robins’ thoughts.

Gervane Kastaneer also made an impact from the bench, crossing for Bakayoko and almost scoring himself.

But there was no glimpse of Max Biamou who did travel but remained an unused substitute.

Godden opened the scoring just after the in game one break after some good work from former Aston Villa man O’Hare.

The 22-year-old received the ball from Gus Hamer before breaking free down the centre and sliding a calm pass back for Godden to strike high into the net.

Teenage full-back Blaine Rowe impressed as he made his bid for a starting spot against MK Dons in a weeks time.

He made a number of dangerous darts forward during the first half and was unlucky not to get an assist to his name.

Former City striker, Jonson Clarke-Harris was in the middle of the action at his new club Peterborough United where he has just put pen to paper on a £1.25m move.

He should have scored after a Marko Marosi mistake handed him a golden chance to level but Posh did punish City moments later through Ryan Broom.

But the Sky Blues were able to snatch their third pre-season win in a row in the final moments when O’Hare fell fortune to a double deflection in the area.



Gustavo Hamer in action.
Gustavo Hamer in action.

Half-an-hour later, game two began with a second-string City eleven in action.

That game saw Liam Kelly return from injury along with Marcel Hilssner who shook off his own injury concerns to make an impact from the bench.

Youngsters Jay McGrath, Will Bapaga and Lafferty would have been the stars of the show were it not for a stunning solo striker by Jones and a double from Bakayoko that could have been a hat-trick.

Bakayoko’s first was a smart finish from tight range, forcing the ball past the ‘keeper, but his second was a result of some hard work from Kastaneer as he made his first appearance of the summer to cross low to his teammate.

Jones’ goal was the pick of the bunch, though. He drifted out wide before leaving the defender in his dust to skip inside and curl one into the far corner.

It was two wins for City, and a 5-3 aggregate final score.





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