Nahki Wells on target but Bristol City’s Easter doldrums persist
Nahki Wells moved his personal goal tally into double figures after grabbing a late consolation for visiting Bristol City in a 3-1 defeat away to Coventry City in the Sky Bet Championship today.
The Bermuda striker netted in the 79th minute to bring an end to a six-game drought stretching back to February 27 when he scored in City’s 3-1 win away to Swansea City.
The visiting side went into the contest keen to put an end to a three-game losing streak but found themselves facing an uphill climb after goals either side of the break from Leo Ostigard and Matty Godden (penalty) put Coventry firmly in control at St Andrew’s Stadium.
Wells gave his team a lifeline after capitalising on an error during the latter stages of a physical contest.
Kyle McFadzean’s intended back-pass to goalkeeper Marko Marosi went straight to the alert forward, who calmly slotted the ball home.
However, City’s late fightback was short-lived as Coventry substitute Viktor Gyokeres capitalised on Tommy Rowe’s poor pass in the 87th minute to put the match beyond the reach of the visiting side, who also had their four-game unbeaten run on the road come to a halt.
City remain fourteenth in the Championship standings.
Meanwhile, also in action were Jonté Smith and Justin Donawa in the Vanarama National League.
Donawa came on as a 74th-minute substitute as he and his Solihull Moors team-mates held league leaders Sutton United to a goalless draw at the SportNation.bet Stadium to extend their unbeaten run to four games.
Smith returned to Woking’s starting line-up and saw 64 minutes of action before being replaced in his team’s 4-2 home defeat by Notts County at the Laithwaite Community Stadium.
Woking led 2-1 before three defensive lapses enabled the visiting side to pull away and ultimately secure the points.