James Bailey's stoppage-time volley secured a Coventry a third successive victory in League One as they beat Oldham and moved up to seventh.

Substitute Stephen Elliott put City ahead just after the hour mark, heading home Gary McSheffrey's cross.

Elliott thought he had scored a similar chance 15 minutes later but it was adjudged not to have crossed the line.

Matt Smith headed in an 89th-minute equaliser before Bailey fired in his late winner.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Coventry boss Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"The overriding emotion was one of relief at the end, because with a minute on the clock left we conceded a shocking goal that would have felt like a defeat.

"At the end of it I'm relieved, and I think we deserved it overall. We were not great in front of goal, and after the efforts of Wednesday you could see they had taken their toll.

"We have to thank the stewards and everybody for clearing the snow and allowing us the opportunity to play. That has given us the chance to win the three points, and it would have been a travesty if we hadn't done."

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Saturday, 19 January 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 2-1 Oldham FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Elliott 61
  • Bailey 90+5
  • Smith 89

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 21 Christie
  • 24 Wood
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 39 Adams
  • 08 Baker
  • 10 Fleck (Moussa 58)
  • 12 Jennings (Elliott 55)
  • 38 Bailey
  • 11 McSheffrey (Thomas 86)
  • 15 Clarke

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn,
  • 02 Clarke,
  • 05 Cameron,
  • 04 Thomas,
  • 07 Bell,
  • 32 Moussa,
  • 14 Elliott

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 03 Grounds yellow card
  • 05 Mvoto yellow card
  • 16 Byrne
  • 23 Wabara
  • 07 Croft (Sutherland 77)
  • 10 Simpson (Taylor 64)
  • 22 M'changama
  • 29 Mellor (Brown 77)
  • 14 Smith yellow card
  • 20 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak,
  • 02 Brown,
  • 26 Winchester,
  • 06 Tarkowski,
  • 28 Sutherland,
  • 19 Taylor,
  • 21 Millar
Ref: CollinsAtt: 10,108
COVENTRY
OLDHAM

Possession

  • Coventry 47%
  • Oldham 53%

Attempts on target

  • Coventry 13
  • Oldham 8

Attempts off target

  • Coventry 4
  • Oldham 3

Corners

  • Coventry 6
  • Oldham 5

Fouls

  • Coventry 12
  • Oldham 15
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:38 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+5:01 Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Clearance by Daniel Taylor.
  • 90:00+4:05 Franck Moussa provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+4:05 GOAL - James BaileyCoventry 2 - 1 Oldham Goal scored by James Bailey from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Coventry 2-1 Oldham.
  • 90:00+3:59 The ball is delivered by Carl Baker.
  • 90:00+3:13 Daniel Taylor takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.
  • 90:00+2:07 The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Elliott. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.
  • 89:57 The ball is crossed by Jose Baxter, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on William Edjenguele by Matt Smith. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 88:27 Jose Baxter provided the assist for the goal.
  • 88:27 GOAL - Matt SmithCoventry 1 - 1 Oldham Matt Smith scores a headed goal from close in. Coventry 1-1 Oldham.
  • 87:55 Corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter,
  • 87:22 Foul by Leon Clarke on Cliff Byrne, free kick awarded. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.
  • 86:59 Matt Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on William Edjenguele. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 86:30 Corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line, save made by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 86:10 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker from the left by-line, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 85:47 Substitution Conor Thomas comes on in place of Gary McSheffrey.
  • 85:00 Floated corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker, Richard Wood takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 83:39 The ball is swung over by Reece Wabara, Matt Smith takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
  • 82:36 Franck Moussa fouled by Chris Sutherland, the ref awards a free kick. William Edjenguele restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:11 James Bailey produces a cross, clearance made by Cliff Byrne.
  • 80:36 Reece Wabara sends in a cross.
  • 79:35 Foul by Leon Clarke on Jean Yves Mvoto, free kick awarded. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 78:46 Jose Baxter takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
  • 77:42 Free kick crossed right-footed by Carl Baker. Shot on goal by Franck Moussa from just inside the area goes over the target.
  • 77:42 Booking Jonathan Grounds goes into the referee's book.
  • 77:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Grounds on Carl Baker.
  • 76:45 Substitution Chris Sutherland is brought on as a substitute for Lee Croft.
  • 76:45 Substitution Connor Brown comes on in place of David Mellor.
  • 74:56 Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Carl Baker. Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save. A cross is delivered by William Edjenguele, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.
  • 72:27 Unfair challenge on Blair Adams by Youssouf M'Changama results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Clarke on Cliff Byrne. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 71:46 A cross is delivered by David Mellor, clearance made by Richard Wood.
  • 69:49 The ball is crossed by Lee Croft, Joe Murphy makes a save.
  • 69:28 Unfair challenge on Jose Baxter by Franck Moussa results in a free kick. Reece Wabara takes the direct free kick.
  • 68:03 David Mellor takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Mellor, save by Joe Murphy.
  • 67:36 Carl Baker fouled by David Mellor, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:12 Youssouf M'Changama has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 63:58 Substitution Daniel Taylor replaces Robbie Simpson.
  • 63:11 Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 60:11 Gary McSheffrey provided the assist for the goal.
  • 60:11 GOAL - Stephen ElliottCoventry 1 - 0 Oldham Stephen Elliott finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Coventry 1-0 Oldham.
  • 60:01 Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball,
  • 59:39 Stephen Elliott crosses the ball, Cliff Byrne gets a block in.
  • 57:00 Gary McSheffrey shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 57:00 Substitution Franck Moussa replaces John Fleck.
  • 57:00 Booking The referee shows Jean Yves Mvoto a yellow card.
  • 56:48 Foul by Jean Yves Mvoto on Leon Clarke, free kick awarded.
  • 55:31 Centre by Carl Baker, blocked by Jonathan Grounds. The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 55:02 Robbie Simpson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 54:01 Substitution Stephen Elliott replaces Steven Jennings.
  • 53:04 James Bailey takes a shot. Gary McSheffrey gets a block in.
  • 52:07 Centre by Jonathan Grounds, save made by Joe Murphy.
  • 51:24 Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.
  • 50:34 Blair Adams challenges Reece Wabara unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 50:05 The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, Headed effort from close range by Steven Jennings goes wide left of the target.
  • 49:14 Unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by James Bailey results in a free kick. Cliff Byrne restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Smith by William Edjenguele. Jose Baxter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Leon Clarke makes a clearance.
  • 47:20 The ball is swung over by James Bailey.
  • 46:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on William Edjenguele by Matt Smith. Steven Jennings restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:00+1:48 Effort on goal by Gary McSheffrey from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 45:00+1:41 The ball is sent over by John Fleck, Jean Yves Mvoto makes a clearance.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:40 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 44:17 Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 42:00 Centre by John Fleck, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.
  • 40:12 Foul by Jonathan Grounds on Carl Baker, free kick awarded. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.
  • 38:53 Cliff Byrne produces a cross. Youssouf M'Changama takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 37:23 Youssouf M'Changama concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Carl Baker restarts play with the free kick.
  • 36:42 Inswinging corner taken by David Mellor from the right by-line, save made by Joe Murphy.
  • 35:04 The referee blows for offside against Matt Smith. Free kick taken by Steven Jennings.
  • 34:25 A cross is delivered by Reece Wabara, Cyrus Christie makes a clearance.
  • 31:19 The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.
  • 31:02 Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:43 Carl Baker takes a shot. Jonathan Grounds gets a block in.
  • 30:10 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John Fleck.
  • 29:37 John Fleck takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 28:50 Leon Clarke challenges Jean Yves Mvoto unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Baxter takes the free kick.
  • 27:44 Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, blocked by Reece Wabara.
  • Correction - 27:02 A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Reece Wabara gets a block in.
  • 26:39 Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Croft. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 26:08 Cyrus Christie takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 25:35 Leon Clarke is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 23:03 Lee Croft challenges James Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. William Edjenguele takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:16 The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie.
  • 21:32 Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Croft. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.
  • 20:14 Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
  • 20:14 Booking Matt Smith is shown a yellow card.
  • 19:43 Matt Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on William Edjenguele.
  • 19:21 John Fleck takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save.
  • 18:53 The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie, clearance made by Reece Wabara. Robbie Simpson sends in a cross, clearance made by William Edjenguele.
  • 16:26 William Edjenguele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Smith. Shot on goal comes in from Jose Baxter from the free kick, save made by Joe Murphy.
  • 15:59 Matt Smith takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
  • 14:57 Foul by Blair Adams on Reece Wabara, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Reece Wabara from right channel.
  • 14:36 John Fleck sends in a cross, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.
  • 14:25 The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie.
  • 11:45 The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.
  • 10:29 Robbie Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey. Direct free kick taken by William Edjenguele.
  • Correction - 9:44 The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey.
  • 9:44 The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey.
  • 7:21 Leon Clarke is caught offside. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.
  • 6:57 The offside flag is raised against Gary McSheffrey. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.
  • 5:47 Reece Wabara crosses the ball, Blair Adams gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by David Mellor from the right by-line, Foul by Jean Yves Mvoto on William Edjenguele, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:20 Foul by Matt Smith on William Edjenguele, free kick awarded. William Edjenguele restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:09 Centre by Blair Adams, Jean Yves Mvoto makes a clearance.
  • 2:36 Inswinging corner taken by David Mellor from the right by-line, save by Joe Murphy.
  • 1:13 Floated corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the left by-line, save by Dean Bouzanis. Volleyed left-footed shot by Richard Wood. Save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 0:38 The official flags Robbie Simpson offside. Richard Wood takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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