Sky Blues sink Plymouth
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Coventry returned to winning ways by overcoming Plymouth 2-1 at Highfield Road.Coventry banished memories of Monday's 3-0 defeat at Leicester by overcoming Plymouth 2-1 at Highfield Road.
Goals early in the first half from Stephen Hughes (pictured) and Graham Barrett ensured that Micky Evans's stunning second-half response was no more than a consolation.
The hosts made a quick start and Eddie Jonhson fired the game's first chance narrowly over the bar.
However, the Sky Blues did not have to wait long to move ahead, Hughes rifled home through a crowded penalty area on nine minutes after Andy Morrell had seen a header cleared off the line.
The lead was doubled six minutes later, although there was more than a slice of luck about Barrett's goal.
The Republic of Ireland international swung in a free-kick that took a cruel deflection to leave Romain Larrieu helpless in the Plymouth goal.
Paul Wotton then went close to a reply for the visitors but flashed a trademark 25-yard free-kick wide.
Minutes into the second period Evans did reduce the arrears, collecting the ball with his back to goal he turned and unleashed a superb shot that flashed over Luke Steele.
However, it was Coventry who should have added to the scoreline with Gary McSheffrey missing two good chances to kill the game.
It mattered not, though, and Peter Reid's side held on for a morale-boosting victory.