The FA Cup - Second Round
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Coventry City 3-0 Boreham Wood

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Highlights: Coventry City 3-0 Boreham Wood

Coventry City enjoyed a comfortable victory over non-league Boreham Wood as the 1987 FA Cup winners eased into the third round.

On-loan Wolves striker Duckens Nazon opened the scoring on 27 minutes, tucking in the rebound, his eighth goal of the season, after goalkeeper Grant Smith had saved from Marc McNulty.

McNulty then doubled the lead on 40 minutes, finishing superbly, a lob on the half volley, after an excellent ball over the top from Haiti international Nazon.

Jordan Shipley then rounded off victory on 48 minutes, finishing an excellent move when he turned in McNulty's far-post cross.

National League side Boreham Wood were playing in only their third second-round clash - their joint best run in the competition.

A tasty third-round clash against a Premier League giant was high in their thoughts, Wood chairman Danny Hunter having stirred up the hosts in the build-up by saying "I can picture how Coventry City will feel when we knock them out".

But that gave Mark Robins' men an added incentive and, in front of a crowd of just 2,985 at the Ricoh Arena, they did a thoroughly professional job, sparked by McNulty, who had a hand in all his side's three goals.

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"They didn't allow us to be on the front foot at the start but, once we'd settled down, we were in control.

"Marc McNulty's goal was outstanding. A first touch and a high-class first time finish lifted over the keeper.

"We're in the hat. And it's the time now when it gets exciting, sitting down to watch Monday night's draw when all we can ask for is anyone at home."

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard told BBC Three Counties:

"They're a phenomenal side. Massive. Former Cup winners. But, if you're on your day, if you perform and they don't perform to their level, then you can be the underdog.

"I felt for 25 minutes, the majority of the game was played in their half. Then they had two entries into the final third and they got two goals from them.

"That showed how clinical they are in terms of forward play, that when they get an opportunity, they can put you to the sword."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 12Davies
  • 24Haynes
  • 31Stevenson
  • 8DoyleBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBaylissat 84'minutes
  • 18NazonBooked at 4minsSubstituted forVincentiat 65'minutes
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forKelly-Evansat 71'minutes
  • 10McNulty
  • 9Biamou

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Beavon
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 30Bayliss
  • 38Ponticelli

Boreham Wood

  • 1Smith
  • 8ChampionBooked at 25mins
  • 6StephensBooked at 44mins
  • 5Wells
  • 2Smith
  • 4RickettsSubstituted forTurleyat 86'minutes
  • 10MurtaghBooked at 90mins
  • 7Shakes
  • 23TurgottSubstituted forBalantaat 60'minutes
  • 24HolmanSubstituted forJeffersat 60'minutes
  • 11Andrade

Substitutes

  • 3Woodards
  • 9Benson
  • 13Bozkurt
  • 15Jeffers
  • 16Sach
  • 17Turley
  • 19Balanta
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
2,985

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamBoreham Wood
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 3, Boreham Wood 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 3, Boreham Wood 0.

Booking

Kieran Murtagh (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Devon Kelly-Evans (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieran Murtagh (Boreham Wood).

Attempt missed. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Vincenti with a cross.

Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Boreham Wood).

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Jamie Turley (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Angelo Balanta (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricky Shakes.

Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Haynes with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Jamie Turley replaces Mark Ricketts.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kane Smith (Boreham Wood).

Attempt blocked. Kieran Murtagh (Boreham Wood) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Ricketts.

Attempt saved. Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Tom Bayliss replaces Michael Doyle.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

Ricky Shakes (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Angelo Balanta (Boreham Wood) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Murtagh (Boreham Wood) with an attempt from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross.

Corner, Boreham Wood. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

David Stephens (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mark Ricketts.

Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Peter Vincenti with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Jack Grimmer (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Biamou with a cross.

Attempt missed. Shaun Jeffers (Boreham Wood) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross.

Foul by Angelo Balanta (Boreham Wood).

Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Coventry City).

Dean Wells (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Devon Kelly-Evans replaces Jordan Shipley.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Peter Vincenti replaces Duckens Nazon.

Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Ricketts (Boreham Wood).

Corner, Boreham Wood. Conceded by Maxime Biamou.

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

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