• Date: Sat 06 February 2010
  • Venue: Ashton Gate
  • Ref: Horwood, G
  • Attendance: 13,852
Bristol City

Bristol City

Clarkson (83)

1 - 1

Bristol City vs Coventry City

Team Lineups

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Jamie McAllister
Liam Fontaine
Louis Carey
Lewin Nyatanga (David Clarkson, 74)
Marvin Elliott
Paul Hartley
Evander Sno (Ivan Sproule, 56)
Nicky Maynard (Danny Haynes, 52)
Patrick Agyemang

Coventry City

Keiren Westwood
Stephen Wright
James McPake
Martin Cranie
Richard Wood
Sammy Clingan
David Bell
Aron Gunnarsson
Michael McIndoe
Freddy Eastwood (Carl Baker, 76)
Clinton Morrison, C

Match Report
Victims of half a dozen late goals this season Bristol City found one of their own from substitute striker David Clarkson to rescue a point from a 1-1 draw with Coventry City. Until he drove home a downward header from Louis Carey with seven minutes to go a rare goal from midfielder David Bell had looked likely to bring the Sky Blues their first win over the Robins for 30 years. They had seen their goal peppered late on by anxious shots from a side beaten 6-0 by Cardiff in their last home match, but looked comfortable repelling everything until Clarkson scored ten minutes after coming on. It was always a game looking for a hint of inspiration and the best chances were Bristol's in the first half. Coventry's captain Stephen Wright provided the first of them when he bumbled into Patrick Agyemang a yard outside the box. It was a perfect place for dead-ball specialist Paul Hartley, but he could only lift his kick into the wall. Bristol pressing without threatening, but with half-time approaching central defender Carey found Nicky Maynard in the penalty box with a nicely waited 50-yard ball. An opening goal was a shot away but Maynard was denied that by a superbly timed tackle from James Cake, which left him on his back and the ball rolling away towards the touchline. Coventry having sold their top scorer Leon Bent to Newcastle on transfer deadline day relied on Michael McIndoe, a Robins player until last summer, to create something for them with his speed on the left. He occasionally got the better of Bradley Orr without the final worrying ball. The breakthrough for the visitors came 53 seconds into the second half. Sammy Clingan's shot bounced back off a defender to Bell, whose opportunist strike from 25 yards caught the keeper on the wrong side of his goal.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

83
Goal
 

Goal!! David Clarkson scores for Bristol City.

77
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Paul Hartley.

76
Substitution
 

Coventry are replacing Freddy Eastwood with Carl Baker.

74
Substitution
 

Bristol City are replacing Lewin Nyatanga with David Clarkson.

56
Substitution
 

Evander Sno is being taken off, Ivan Sproule has come on in his place.

52
Substitution
 

Bristol City are replacing Nicky Maynard with Danny Haynes.

47
Goal
 

Goal!! Coventry have scored with David Bell putting it in the back of the net.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, February 6th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Bristol City face Coventry at 3pm on Saturday, February 6th.