Coventry City vs Barnsley Match Report

Goals from Hyam and Godden gave Coventry a much deserved home win over playoff chasing Barnsley to all but secure their Championship status.

Coventry started much the better of the two sides and they got their reward early on when Dom Hyam smashed home from the edge of the area.

The ball fell to defender following a long throw and he fired the ball home with real power beating Collins at his near post.

Coventry continued to pose a threat from the McCallum long throw ins and they came close to getting a second soon after but Barnsley managed to scramble this one away.

Barnsley were struggling to get anything going in this game, Coventry much the better side and they were first to everything.

Hamer flicked the ball into the area after the reds defence initially cleared another long throw in, his pass found Ostigaard but his left footed effort was scuffed into the hands of Collins.

Hyam had a good chance to double his tally for the day when he was picked out again from a throw in, but he headed over from close range. An easier one than the chance he put away but luckily for the away side he missed on this occasion.

Barnsleys best chance came right on the stroke of half time but Woodrow was unable to take it. Dike won the ball in the air and picked out Chaplin who lofted it forward for Woodrow to run onto.

The striker got their first but dragged his effort wide of the post with the keeper rushing out to close him down.

Half Time – Coventry City 1-0 Barnsley

Ismael made a change at the break to try and get his side going as we entered the second half with Chaplin coming off for Morris.

Barnsley were pushing bodies forward in their attempt to get back on level terms but this almost saw them undone as Gyokeres was picked out with a long ball forward and he looked to be in one vs one.

As he made his way into the area though, Helik got back superbly to slide in and deny the striker a shot on goal.

Barnsley were having more of the ball in the second half but were just unable to breach the Sky Blues back line, the home side were defending really well and limiting the away side to very very little.

Barnsley finally were able to carve out a few chances late on but were unable to take any of them. The first fell to Frieser after a good run by Styles. But the Austrian attacker saw his shot saved by the keeper from close range.

Dike then came close right before the end after the ball fell to him in the box from a Morris flick on. The American struck the ball well on the half volley but he could only hit the outside of the post from a tight angle.

As Barnsley pushed bodies forward Cov struck again late on. A long ball forward allowed Godden to beat the offside trap and he ran through on goal. He checked back onto his right foot before curling home well from inside the area.

Full Time – Coventry City 2-0 Barnsley 

MOTM – Hyam, opened the scoring with a well taken goal and won everything in the air much like the rest of the Cov back line.

A really poor display from the away side who looked tired and laboured despite having much longer to prepare for this game than their hosts. The reds will be hoping for much better next time out as they look to secure their spot in the top 6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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