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MEMORABLE MATCH: WALSALL 4-0 COVENTRY CITY

28 October 2016

Jamie Paterson and Craig Westcarr wreak havoc on the Sky Blues...

Coventry City are the visitors to the Banks’s this Saturday, and having picked up ten points in our last four league games Jon Whitney will be confident of continuing our fine run of form.

The Saddlers sit just three points off the play-off places having suffered just one defeat in our last nine games in all competitions.

The Sky Blues have also rallied of late but whilst they currently occupy 21st position they will be desperate to take all three points back up the M6, something they failed to achieve back in April 2013 - the subject of this week’s memorable match.

It was an encounter which saw the Saddlers record a memorable 4-0 victory, moving us up to eighth place and helping to stretch our unbeaten run to 12 games.

It took until the half hour mark for the Saddlers to open the scoring through a familiar source in Jamie Paterson. The Coventry-born starlet showed some fantastic footwork to beat his man inside the box and fire home in what was the start of a superb performance from the now Bristol City winger.

Craig Westcarr, our top marksman for the season, then doubled the lead from the spot after James Baxendale was fouled in the area.

It meant Dean Smith’s men marched down the tunnel with a two-goal cushion at the break and the Sky Blue’s misery was compounded on the hour mark when Jordan Stewart saw red for the Sky Blues for receiving his second yellow.

Ten-man Coventry began to open up and the floodgates burst open with Westcarr netting his second of the game with a typical poachers finish. Paterson played his part by firing a free-kick goal wards which Joe Murphy could only spill into the path of the onrushing Westcarr who nodded home from close range.

It was fitting for star-man and lifelong Coventry City fan Paterson to wrap up the victory with a forth after being teed up by partner Westcarr. The pair combined nearly on the edge of the box with Paterson showing composure beyond his years to slide the ball past Murphy and round off a memorable afternoon at the Banks’s

 

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