The D3D4 Correspondent’s give you their take on the matches from the weekend in Leagues One and Two…
MATCH REPORT: Coventry City 1-0 Crewe Alexandra
What an end to the week for the Sky Blues as their win against the Railwaymen of Crewe gave them three wins and nine well deserved points in seven days. I walked into the Ricoh on Saturday in a confident mood, as no disrespect to Crewe but I could see us giving them a bit of a hiding.
But come the final whistle I had to settle for a 1-0 win, but we should of scored more as we created a whopping 19 chances, with six on target. But their keeper made some good saves and the crossbar saved them when the once again impressive Jones smashed a shot on to the woodwork.
But I have to mention the City’s solid defence which should be sponsored by Daz as that’s another clean sheet, a sparkling seven from eleven games, which is good at any level of football.
The only complaint is we should be banging in more goals for chances created, but at the end of the day it’s all about wins. As for Crewe they had a go but look a poor side I thought and could struggle this season, but football can change fairly rapidly and a couple of wins can work wonders for confidence.
Up for the Sky Blues next is an away trip to Barnet on Saturday, which is being shown live on Sky as an early kick off match. If we nick it 1-0 and make it four wins on the bounce so be it, but I get the feeling we’re going to put four or five past a team soon, so hopefully that may happen when the cameras are there so viewers can see it for themselves. But I have to mention Jodi Jones again as he’s getting better week by week for us this season, and on Saturday Crewe put 2 and 3 players on him when he got the ball, and on a one to one with the defender Bakayogo ran him ragged time and time again. He is a constant threat all over the pitch and us City fans are worried that he could get sold in January ? But I’m going to worry about that when the vultures starting hovering, and our cretinous owners decide to sell off our prize asset.
Its fun being a Coventry City supporter !
words Kevin Halls, D3D4 Coventry City Correspondent
MATCH REPORT: Rotherham United 1-0 Northampton Town
Back to NYS on a cool rainy Saturday afternoon for the visit of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s Northampton side with the Millers hoping to record their fourth straight home league win.
The match started at breakneck speed & the score should have been 2-2 after twenty minutes, Kieffer Moore & Michael Ihiekwe missing more than presentable chances for Rotherham (the latter hitting the woodwork) & George Smith & the Cobblers best player on the day Daniel Powell missing good chances for Northampton. Later in the half Ihiekwe rounded the keeper only to be thwarted by a clearance off the line by Cobblers defender Ash Taylor. Goalless at the break in an entertaining encounter with both sides giving a good account of themselves.
Rotherham stormed out of the blocks after the break & were rewarded for their pressure with the opening goal after 52 minutes when a long range effort from Millers right back Shaun Cummings was parried by Cobblers keeper Ingram & top scorer Kieffer Moore netted the rebound. Rotherham smelled blood at this point & chance after chance went begging, a combination of the woodwork, great goalkeeping by Ingram & p**s poor finishing saw the Millers only win 1-0 when it could have been so much more, however as a Rotherham fan I can’t complain, great exciting football that is a pleasure to watch at home, if we could only address our poor away form we could challenge the playoff places come May.
words Ian Bradley, D3D4 Rotherham United Correspondent