• Date: Sat 17 April 2010
  • Venue: Ricoh Arena
  • Ref: Ward, G
  • Attendance: 15,822
Coventry City

Coventry City

Eastwood (19)

1 - 1
Preston North End

Preston North End

Davidson (37)P

Coventry City vs Preston North End

Team Lineups

Coventry City

Keiren Westwood
Stephen Wright
Martin Cranie
Leon Barnett
Richard Wood
Sammy Clingan
David Bell
Aron Gunnarsson
Michael McIndoe (Carl Baker, 72)
Freddy Eastwood (Shaun Jeffers, 90)
Clinton Morrison, C

Preston North End

Andy Lonergan
Callum Davidson
Sean St Ledger
Liam Chilvers
Billy Jones
Paul Coutts
Keith Treacy (Tom Williams, 87)
Matty James
Ross Wallace
Danny Mayor
Jon Parkin

Match Report
Callum Davidson's fifth goal of the season earned Preston a 1-1 draw at Coventry City on Saturday afternoon. Freddy Eastwood had given City an 18th minute lead but the Scot landed his team a share of the spoils from the spot. Both teams exchanged blows early on with Coventry's Michael McIndoe forcing a save from Andy Lonergan before Keith Treacy beat Leon Barnett but he saw his low effort stopped by Keiren Westwood. The home side opened the scoring as they broke clear after a Preston attack. David Bell's cross found its way to McIndoe who waited for a second before passing to Eastwood ten-yards from goal and the striker calmly rounded Billy Jones before firing low into the net. Ross Wallace forced a couple of saves from Westwood from long-range before the Sky Blues conceded a penalty. Jon Parkin got in between two defenders on the Preston right and was upended by Richard Wood and referee Gavin Ward adjudged it to be inside the box. Davidson stepped up and fired the spot-kick home to draw Preston level after 35 minutes. Clinton Morrison went close just before half-time when he turned in the box but volleyed straight at Lonergan. Davidson almost doubled his personal tally straight after the break but fired wide before Parkin headed over after shrugging off Stephen Wright's challenge at the back post. Wright then set up David Bell at the other end but his low shot was well wide of Lonergan's left-hand post. Parkin had a chance in the 80th minute after bringing the ball down on his chest but his fierce effort was saved by Westwood once again. There were five minutes of added time but neither side came close to winning it and the points were shared at Ricoh Arena.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Yellow Card

Shaun Jeffers is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Freddy Eastwood is replaced by Shaun Jeffers.


Keith Treacy is replaced by Tom Williams.

Yellow Card

Sammy Clingan goes into the referee's book for dissent.


Coventry are replacing Michael McIndoe with Carl Baker.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Ross Wallace.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 1.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by G Ward


Callum Davidson takes a penalty for Preston and scores!.


Goal!! Freddy Eastwood scores for Coventry.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Coventry face Preston at 3pm on Saturday, April 17th.