WIFC welcome James Penny and the lads from Coventry City Supporters FC to Met Police this Saturday, for an IFA league clash. Cov’s fast improving young side have won 6 of their last 7 games and will present a stern test for the home side, who have only recorded 1 win so far in 2012. WIFC met a few of the Cov lads at Oxford recently, when Luke Hand, Jack King, James Tookey and Penny himself helped out on a one-game loan deal when we were short. Hand was among the scorers in a 3-5 reverse for WIFC.
While this is only the second time WIFC have met this incarnation of the Cov side, the first being a hard-fought 2-1 win for Watford in the West Midlands last April, fixtures between the two sets of fans go way back to Worldnet in 1999, where WIFC recorded a 1-0 win thanks to an Aidy Spender strike. Since then, the majority of fixtures have been friendlies, as the previous Coventry team did not participate in league games, but a memorable clash in the knockout stages of Worldnet 2002 ended in a dramatic penalty shoot-out win for the Sky Blues.
The last games against the original Coventry side were at Worldnet 2006, when the Sky Blues were drawn in the same group as Watford’s A and B teams, recording a 1-0 win against Simon Devon’s B team, but losing 2-1 to goals from Rob Sterry and Chris Dundon in the A team fixture.
Their followed a four year hiatus before last April’s game, which saw goals from Joel Moody and a Paul Whittenbury penalty set up a desperate rearguard as Watford clung on for the win, with both joint managers Dave Messenger and Chris Davis among the defenders that held out for the points.
Full record – WIFC v Coventry
All-time WIFC scorers v Coventry
3- Steve Eustice
2- Dave Soloway, Joel Moody
1- Aidy Spender, Matt Holliman, Ian Lay, Simon Devon, Fraz Clark, Paul Karlsen, Tim Down, Scott Mathers, Rob Sterry, Chris Dundon, Paul Whittenbury, OG
Who do you have down as the scorer in the win at WN99? Pretty sure it was me…
It was one of many earlier fixtures without recorded goalscorers… Not any more !
totally forgot i scored against them lol