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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."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


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

Boreham Wood

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 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


  • 3Woodards
  • 9Benson
  • 13Bozkurt
  • 15Jeffers
  • 16Sach
  • 17Turley
  • 19Balanta
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 3, Boreham Wood 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Murtagh (Boreham Wood).

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Turley (Boreham Wood).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Boreham Wood. Jamie Turley replaces Mark Ricketts.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kane Smith (Boreham Wood).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Tom Bayliss replaces Michael Doyle.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

  20. Post update

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

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