Pompey compound Coventry’s woes
Coventry’s miserable week continued as Steven Pressley’s side
were beaten 2-0 at fellow crisis-club Portsmouth.
Jed Wallace’s well-taken 15th minute goal and a late Patrick
Agyemang header were enough to condemn the Sky Blues to a first
away defeat since January 13.
It came 48 hours after owners SISU placed a subsidiary company
into administration, leaving them facing a 10-point deduction, all
but ending their play-off hopes.
Coventry could have taken the lead after only seven minutes when
they were awarded a penalty after Cody McDonald was bundled over by
Pompey midfielder Shaun Cooper.
Home goalkeeper Simon Eastwood spared Cooper’s blushes by
producing an excellent save to keep out Gary McSheffrey’s spot
McSheffrey’s misery was compounded when Wallace fired the hosts
in front from six yards after combining neatly with Cooper.
Coventry improved after half-time and were thwarted by a number
of fine saves from Eastwood.
But Agyemang secured the points for Pompey 14 minutes from time,
rising above the Coventry defence to flick Liam Walker’s cross
beyond Joe Murphy.