Four goals in entertaining game.Both teams traded chances in pursuit of the crucial fifth of the match, but it was to end all square as the U's U21s continue to progress.
Striker Shaun Miller grabbed both goals, first converting after being set up from the right, then secondly keeping his calm after a long ball out of the Coventry defence caught the U's out and he was able to round James Bransgrove to level the match.
Two up at the break, the U's would have been hoping to extend that advantage after the break, but it was City who came flying out of the blocks this time.
Visiting keeper Burge could do little about those efforts, but pulled off a stunning save to turn away a Drey Wright free kick that was destined for the top corner before the keeper turned it onto the woodwork and away.
Dion Sembie-Ferris appeared to be fouled as he ventured to the edge of the penalty box, but Michael O'Donoghue picked up the loose ball to cross for Macauley Bonne to crash home from eight yards out.
And one became two after just twelve minutes.
The U's were in front within seconds of the start of the game. Drey Wright crossed into the box and Byron Lawrence was on hand to sweep home past Ryan Burge in the Coventry goal.
It looked like the U's were well on course for a victory when they raced into a two goal lead within twelve minutes, but the Sky Blues returned the favour with two similarly quick fire goals at the start of the second half to earn a draw.
Colchester United shared the spoils with Coventry City on Tuesday afternoon in the U's latest U21s fixture.