Coventry City surrendered a two-goal lead as Bury fought back to claim a draw at the Ricoh Arena.

Adam Barton gave the Sky Blues the lead with a sublime 25-yard strike and were 2-0 up at the break after Carl Baker scored direct from a free-kick.

David Healy pulled a goal back from the penalty spot on his Shakers debut, after being clumsily brought down in the area by Richard Wood.

And Lenell John-Lewis headed in late on to secure a point for Bury.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Coventry City boss Andy Thorn told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"As well as we played in the first half we were equally as bad in the second. Defensively we were poor and there's no getting away from that.

"At half-time we told the players what to expect and what they would do, and that's exactly what they did, how we had to go about it and we didn't do it.

"It wasn't a surprise what happened in the second half. We had to stand there and be solid, but we were weak. We gifted them a penalty and let in a really soft goal.

"I know we're new and we've just come together, but we still have to be better than that. We have standards and that was not acceptable."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 03 Hussey
  • 06 Malaga
  • 24 Wood
  • 35 Brown
  • 08 Baker (McSheffrey - 70' )
  • 12 Jennings
  • 15 Kilbane
  • 16 Barton
  • 09 McDonald (Ball - 70' )
  • 14 Elliott

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 26 Willis
  • 11 McSheffrey
  • 17 Ball
  • 19 O'Donovan
  • 27 Daniels

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 05 Lockwood
  • 17 Hughes
  • 04 Byrne (Marshall - 59' )
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 09 Jones (Elford-Alliyu - 45' )
  • 13 Carrington
  • 21 Jones
  • 19 Cullen
  • 25 Healy (John-Lewis - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Dibble
  • 02 Picken
  • 11 Marshall
  • 18 Harrop
  • 10 Bishop
  • 12 John-Lewis
  • 15 Elford-Alliyu
Ref: Madley
Att: 10,285

Match Stats

Shots

14 9

On target

5 3

Corners

14 2

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:12 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Callum Ball on Mark Carrington, free kick awarded. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:41

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:37

Centre by Chris Hussey, clearance by Mark Hughes.

89:13

A cross is delivered by Lenell John-Lewis.

88:33

The offside flag is raised against Mark Cullen. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

88:07

Lenell John-Lewis has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

85:44

Lateef Elford-Alliyu produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

84:35

Centre by Reece Brown, Header by Adam Barton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

84:03

The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

81:33

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

80:06

The ball is crossed by Callum Ball, clearance made by Joe Skarz. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Hussey by Peter Sweeney. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from left channel, clearance made by Andrai Jones. Reece Brown sends in a cross.

79:21

Shot from outside the penalty box by Lenell John-Lewis goes wide right of the goal.

78:26

Lateef Elford-Alliyu has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

77:46

The ball is delivered by Kevin Kilbane, Close range header by Stephen Elliott misses to the right of the goal.

77:26

The ball is sent over by Marcus Marshall, Joe Murphy makes a save.

74:21

A cross is delivered by Kevin Malaga, clearance by Joe Skarz. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Hussey from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mark Hughes.

72:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lateef Elford-Alliyu on Steven Jennings. Gary McSheffrey restarts play with the free kick. The ball is swung over by Reece Brown, blocked by Joe Skarz. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Hussey, Mark Hughes makes a clearance. Floated corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line.

71:10

Foul by Mark Carrington on Gary McSheffrey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey.

70:32

Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hughes. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrai Jones by Callum Ball. Andrai Jones restarts play with the free kick.

69:57 Substitution

Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Callum Ball coming on for Cody McDonald.

69:29 Substitution

Substitution Gary McSheffrey is brought on as a substitute for Carl Baker.

68:02

Assist by Joe Skarz.

68:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Lenell John-Lewis - Coventry 2 - 2 Bury Lenell John-Lewis grabs a headed goal from close in. Coventry 2-2 Bury.

67:58

Joe Skarz delivers the ball,

66:39

The ball is crossed by Peter Sweeney, Chris Hussey manages to make a clearance.

65:27

Mark Cullen takes a shot. Reece Brown gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Sweeney.

64:37

The ball is delivered by Chris Hussey, Stephen Elliott has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

62:57

Effort from the edge of the area by Carl Baker goes wide of the right-hand post.

62:24

Chris Hussey crosses the ball, clearance made by Mark Hughes.

61:01

Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Hussey.

61:01 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis comes on in place of David Healy.

61:01

Reece Brown crosses the ball, blocked by Joe Skarz.

59:09

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker, Joe Skarz gets a block in.

58:27 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Marshall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shane Byrne.

57:07

A cross is delivered by Reece Brown, Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Carl Baker, Kevin Malaga produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:41

Adam Barton sends in a cross, Andrai Jones gets a block in. Short corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line. Centre by Kevin Kilbane.

54:56 Goal scored

Goal! - David Healy - Coventry 2 - 1 Bury Placed penalty scored by David Healy. Coventry 2-1 Bury.

54:09

Richard Wood gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on David Healy.

52:09

Unfair challenge on Adam Lockwood by Stephen Elliott results in a free kick. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

51:16

Mark Carrington is adjudged to have handled the ball. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Hussey from right channel, Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

49:56

Effort from deep inside the area by Mark Cullen misses to the right of the target.

48:31

A cross is delivered by Chris Hussey, Adam Lockwood gets a block in.

46:05

Stephen Elliott produces a cross.

45:20

Inswinging corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line, save by Trevor Carson.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:23

Cody McDonald challenges Adam Lockwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Lateef Elford-Alliyu on for Craig Jones.

43:23

Effort on goal by Carl Baker from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

42:42

Kevin Kilbane crosses the ball, Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

42:23

The ball is swung over by Joe Skarz.

39:25

Effort on goal by Carl Baker from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

36:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Mark Cullen. Peter Sweeney takes the direct free kick.

35:07

Reece Brown sends in a cross, Joe Skarz makes a clearance.

33:28

Unfair challenge on Adam Barton by Craig Jones results in a free kick. Adam Barton takes the direct free kick.

32:59

Foul by Kevin Malaga on David Healy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Jones.

32:47

Chris Hussey delivers the ball.

32:03

A cross is delivered by Chris Hussey.

30:44

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Hussey from the right by-line, clearance made by Mark Carrington.

29:50

Andrai Jones is penalised for a handball. Carl Baker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Joe Murphy.

29:32

The offside flag is raised against Mark Cullen. Free kick taken by Kevin Malaga.

29:08

The ball is sent over by Mark Cullen, Kevin Malaga makes a clearance.

28:29

The ball is crossed by Mark Cullen, Peter Sweeney takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

27:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Carl Baker - Coventry 2 - 0 Bury Carl Baker finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Coventry 2-0 Bury.

26:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cody McDonald by Adam Lockwood.

24:57

Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Carrington. Joe Skarz crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Mark Cullen misses to the right of the target.

24:02

Cody McDonald has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

22:10

David Healy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

21:19

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, save by Trevor Carson.

20:35

Craig Jones sends in a cross, save by Joe Murphy.

17:51

Carl Baker provided the assist for the goal.

17:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Barton - Coventry 1 - 0 Bury Adam Barton scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 1-0 Bury.

16:43

Centre by Reece Brown.

14:41

Peter Sweeney delivers the ball, blocked by Kevin Malaga.

13:42

Mark Cullen fouled by Kevin Malaga, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Jones, Kevin Kilbane makes a clearance.

12:12

Carl Baker crosses the ball, Trevor Carson makes a save.

7:44

Inswinging corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line, clearance by Joe Skarz. Corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker, clearance made by Joe Skarz. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Hussey from the right by-line to the near post, Adam Lockwood makes a clearance. Chris Hussey takes a corner.

6:56

Inswinging corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line.

6:30

Cody McDonald takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

6:02

The ball is crossed by Chris Hussey, save made by Trevor Carson.

5:32

Adam Barton fouled by Adam Lockwood, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Baker restarts play with the free kick.

1:38

Centre by Cody McDonald, Joe Skarz gets a block in. Chris Hussey takes the inswinging corner, Kevin Malaga produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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