It started and ended on a high with some very low points in between but, overall, Coventry City’s League Two away record in 2017/18 was solid enough if not of the standard needed to secure an automatic promotion place.
Saturday’s 6-1 thumping of Cheltenham meant that the Sky Blues won nine, lost nine and drew five of their 23 matches on the road, scoring 28 goals and conceding an average of exactly one per game at 23.
When City were good they very good indeed, clinically despatching Luton Town 3-0 at Kenilworth Road in what Mark Robins called the ‘perfect away performance’ and winning a battle of attrition on a freezing night at Wycombe Wanderers to go alongside the victory at Lincoln and the goal bonanza at Cheltenham.
But when they were bad it was hard to watch for the supporters who travelled far and wide to follow their team and did so in large numbers on so many occasions.
Of the bottom six clubs in the division at the time of writing (prior to the final weekend of the League Two season) four took maximum points off the Sky Blues on home soil with the only points coming from goalless draws at Barnet and Chesterfield.
And with Morecambe to come in that final home game it is a word of warning perhaps that the lowest point of the campaign surely came at the Globe Arena on a cold December day by the seaside…