Tyler Walker’s brace increased Coventry’s hopes of survival for the Sky Bet Championship when they took a deserved 2-0 win over stuttering Brentford

After two surprise defeats in a week to Barnsley and QPR, the hunted bees for promotion got into the fight at St Andrews

And the news that they missed 24-goal top scorer Ivan Toney with a minor ankle injury would have done little to improve their fans’ nerves

He was very much missed as the visitors in the front areas didn’t get a bite while a hard working and positive Sky Blues squad impressed on offense and defense

Brentford started well enough and Coventry defender Kyle McFadzean was vigilant to remove Vitaly Janelt’s tied header from Bryan Mbuemo’s corner

But under testing conditions, Mark Robins’ side soon grew into the game and Callum O’Hare’s half-volley warmed the palms of Brentford goalkeeper David Raya

Coventry, which was reinforced by the first start of skipper Liam Kelly since December, went from the penalty spot after 19 minutes

Raya saved Maxime Biamous’ heavy blow, but after the rebound, Biamou was caught by Rico Henry in the penalty area. Walker stepped forward and set the penalty under the Spanish goalkeeper

Brentford could have equalized within a minute, but Mathias Jensen couldn’t get his head all the way to a free kick that was neatly chipped into the box

Coventry, who came into the game after three losses in four games and looked dangerously over his shoulder the bottom three losses, almost doubled their lead when O’Hare’s powerful strike was prevented by Raya’s subtle reaction from close range

Walker also shot past when the home team threatened again, and while the visitors themselves remained dangerous, City was determined, preventing Brentford from finding their rhythm

Referee Stephen Martin switched from black to purple in the second half This was the result of a color conflict with Coventry’s one-off, darker jersey

The home team started well after the break Gustavo Hamer shot into the side netting before Coventry came in 55 Minute the lead doubled

O’Hare took advantage of the sloppy defensive game and fed Walker, who turned around cleverly and shot deep into the right corner of Raya’s net

Brentford made a three-fold change, with Josh Dasilva, Tarique Fosu and Henrik Dalsgaard, but clear opportunities were hard to come by, and it was Coventry threatening a third when Dom Hyam came out of a corner

Dalsgaard pushed for Brentford in the last 20 minutes and Dasilva saw an effort deflected but Coventry felt comfortable and well worth their win

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