CITY 3 COVENTRY CITY 1
League Division 1
20th September 1969
City Bell(2 & 88) Lee(32 pen)
Ref Maurice Fussey
City Corrigan, Book, Pardoe, Doyle, Heslop, Oakes, Summerbee, Bell, Lee, Young, Bowyer – Sub Mundy(unused)
Coventry Glazier, Coop, Clements, Bruck, Curtis, Blockley, Hunt, Gibson, Martin, Machin, Paddon
…An ordinary game to watch yet enhanced by some well-taken goals. After 2 minutes Summerbee’s free-kick caught Coventry cold and Bell finished swiftly. Then Lee scored a penalty after Blockley had flattened Young; a harsh decision.
After the break Coventry raised their game and finally pulled one back after Doyle and Heslop fell in a heap, Hunt clipping in the loose ball. Towards the end Bruck decided Bell was offside, thus allowing him to knock in Lee’s pass. Bell wasn’t; the game ended 3-1.
JOHN MADDOCKS WRITING IN THE CITY PROGRAMME 23RD SEPTEMBER 1989