09:41AM, Monday 06 November 2017
Mark Robins was happy that his Sky Blues had avoided a potential banana skin after Jordan Ponticelli’s first half brace guided Coventry City into the second round of the FA Cup.
The former Manchester United striker, whose FA Cup goal against Nottingham Forest in 1990 was famously said to have saved Sir Alex Ferguson from the sack, felt that the League 2 side had done a professional job on Alan Devonshire’s men.
Ponticelli swept Jack Grimmer’s low ball past Carl Pentney to give Coventry the lead just after the half hour mark and was on hand to tap home Jodi Jones’ low cross a minute before the break after Jake Goodman had slipped attempting to shepherd the ball out of play.
It was a costly error, but Robins felt his side were more than deserving of their place in the next round.
“I thought we did a professional job,” he said afterwards.
“As you saw yesterday, the FA Cup is full of potential banana skins.
“There are quite a lot of you guys here today (the press), which could be to do with the fact that it might have been an upset.”
He added: “Maidenhead aren’t my concern, but I think they’re a decent side.
“They’re honest lads and they’ve got some power.”
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