English Championship newcomers Coventry City have boosted their hopes of getting out of the relegation zone after they saw off Welsh opposition Cardiff City during their game on Wednesday night. Coventry City played hosts to Cardiff City in a week 13 duel at the St. Andrew’s Stadium, the home of fellow Championship team Birmingham City.

After an interesting first half which ended with no goal on either side, Coventry City took the lead in the 54th minute through their lone striker Tommy Walker. The hosts thereafter held on for the three points that will go a long way to boost their survival hopes in the English Championship, the second tier of English football.

The win for Coventry City at the expense of Welsh team Cardiff City is the first for the Championship newcomers in four league games since they came from behind to beat former league leaders Reading at the end of October. They had beaten the Royals 3-2 on that occasion.

The win over Reading at home on the 30th of October was followed by the away defeats to Nottingham Forest and Watford. Nottingham Forest beat Coventry City 2-1 at the Forest Ground before Watford ran out 3-2 winners at the Vicarage Road earlier this month.

In the penultimate league game at the weekend, Birmingham City and Coventry City are sharing the same Stadium and that was what happened when they met as they both settled for a goalless draw.

The win over Cardiff City on Wednesday night will serve as a morale booster as Coventry City prepare for a potentially tough assignment. They are at the home of league leaders Norwich City for this weekend. It could be a daunting trip for Coventry City as they travel to Carrow Road to take on the Canaries.

Coventry City occupy the last safe place on the table (21st) following the win over Cardiff City who are in 18th with 14 points, two points more than their opponents Coventry City.