Coventry 0-1 Hull: Daily Mirror match report
Published 22:30 13/03/11 By Peter Squires
Aaron McLean had the brightest smile at the Ricoh Arena after helping to rewrite the record books for Hull City.
Victory kept up Hull’s chase for a play-off place and was their 14th successive away game without defeat – breaking a 62 year record.
McLean’s 33rd minute strike made it another miserable outing for Aidy Boothroyd’s men.
Strikers are usually only too keen to take the plaudits, but McLean – signed from Peterborough in January – knows that Hull’s away day run is built on a rock of solid defending.
He said: “We have done really well away from home especially in recent weeks. I have to praise the defence. They give us such a solid base to go on and win games.
“There were a couple of scary moments but you will always get those away from home and you just have to stay strong, which is what we did.
“We all work hard and give ourselves a solid base then we will always back ourselves to nick a goal.
“That works away from home. I’m not too sure why our home record is not as good as our away form. The away form is always key in a season.
“You try to win your home games and try to get something away from home – we just seem to be doing it the other way around.”
Hull went close on a couple of occasions before McLean started a move and then charged forward to finish it off with a low shot.
Coventry did rally in the second half and had three efforts blocked or cleared off the line. But defeat leaves them with just one win in the last 16 league outings.
Midfielder Sammy Clingan said: “We had a few chances in the second half but these things happen when you are on a bit of a losing spell.
“We have to pick each other up and get results.”