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16 November 2015

Trio of City youngsters in action

JACOB Murphy scored twice for Coventry City on Saturday as the Sky Blues recorded a 3-1 win at Colchester United in Sky Bet League One.

Colchester had gone in front through Macauley Bonne, but two goals in the space of eight minutes from Murphy gave City a half-time lead.

The Academy graduate drove low into the net from outside the box, before expertly rounding goalkeeper Jamie Jones to put his side in front.

Victory was completed shortly after the interval when Marc Antoine-Fortune tapped home from close-range, moving Coventry into the automatic promotion positions.

Murphy played a vital role in securing Colchester's third-tier status while on loan with the U's last term, scoring four times in 11 league appearances to successfully inspire their seemingly improbable survival.

The 20-year-old has now registered four goals in 12 starts across all competitions for Tony Mowbray's side.  

Buzzing we got the three points today!! Done @AdamArma9 job for the day 😎😂 happy to get 2 goals! Big game Saturday! @Coventry_City#pusb

— Jacob Murphy (@JacobMurphy95) November 14, 2015
Elsewhere, young goalkeeper Ben Killip kept a clean sheet for National League North outfit Lowestoft Town as they notched up an important 1-0 win at Gloucester City.

Under the terms of his youth loan, Killip is still eligible to represent City's Under-21s team during his time with the Trawler Boys.

The weekend also saw fellow Academy prospect Cameron Norman play 90 minutes as Woking were beaten 5-2 at home by Macclesfield in the Vanarama National League.

Norman, who can operate in a number of positions, had completed the full match on Tuesday to help his side earn a 1-1 draw with Braintree.

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