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

kick.

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.