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Goalless Draw At The Ricoh Arena

Coventry City
0 - 0
Blackpool

Ricoh Arena

17/10/15

Attendance: 12,094

Referee:

Blackpool managed to hold promotion hopefuls Coventry City to a goalless draw at the Ricoh Arena.

Jose Cubero made a return to the centre of midfield and Henry Cameron was deemed fit enough to start the game after an injury worry in the build up to the fixture.

It was Coventry who made the better start and Marc Antoine-Fortune had a good chance on 3 minutes when he found space in the box but he could only put his effort wide.

The home side had an even better chance soon after when Jacob Murphy got in behind Emmerson Boyce before cutting in from the left and into the Seasiders' penalty area. Luckily Colin Doyle was on hand to rush out and deny Murphy the chance to finish.

Pool didn't have too many efforts on goal, though Jack Redshaw tried his luck from range on 20 minutes, only for his effort to drift wide of the target.

Though Coventry continued to threaten Colin Doyle and he was called into action five minutes before half time to tip over a Chris Stokes effort from outside the area.

Both sides went in at half time level at 0-0.

The second half began with Pool on the front foot and Redshaw again had an effort on goal, this time it was saved by Reice Charles-Cook in the Coventry goal.

The next 20 minutes were relatively quiet until Mark Cullen had the best chance of the game on 67 minutes.

The young forward ran in behind Reda Johnson before taking the ball past Aaron Martin, only for him to put his one on one effort wide of the post.

The rest of the game passed by without any major chances for either side and the match finished level at 0-0.

It was a decent performance from Pool who managed to frustrate one of the better sides in the league by not allowing them to win at home.

Coventry had more chances but the Tangerines certainly had the best opportunity to win the game through Cullen's one on one.

Blackpool do look a better side than they did at the start of the season and Neil McDonald is doing a good job by getting results, especially in difficult games like this one.

However Pool do still sit in the relegation zone. Millwall at home on Tuesday is an important game and a win would probably lift them out of those relegation spots.

Things are far from perfect at Blackpool, but McDonald is doing his very best to produce a side capable of winning games and for that he should have the support of the fans.

Star Player

Clark Robertson, the entire Pool defence was solid throughout the game and any one of them could have won it. Robertson was impressive and did a good job of containing the Coventry attack.


Writer:Dan Bennett
Date:Sunday October 18 2015
Time: 2:18PM

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