Callum Wilson scored twice as Coventry City wiped out their 10-point deduction to move off the bottom of League One with victory over Colchester United.

Leon Clarke twice hit the woodwork as the Sky Blues dominated from the start.

Wilson opened the scoring before half-time at Sixfields, tapping home after Blair Adams' shot was saved.

Falling gates at Sixfields

Coventry's first 'home' game at Sixfields against Bristol City last month drew a crowd of 2,204. They then pulled in 2,068 for the 4-4 draw with Preston, but that figure dipped to 1,789 for the visit of Colchester.

And the forward took his season's tally to eight goals in six League One games after the break, rounding the goalkeeper to slot in.

Wilson's tally for the season takes him out on his own as the country's leading scorer.

Coventry's victory, which plunges Notts County to the foot of the table, maintains the Sky Blues' unbeaten record at their new 'home' in Northampton.

But the paltry crowd of 1,789 that turned up made it City's lowest-ever league attendance.

City have now climbed above Notts County into 23rd in League One, while Colchester, who won their first two league matches of the season, have not won now in four.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It was two very good finishes from Callum Wilson. Two good striker's goals, linking up well with Leon Clarke.

"In previous weeks, we've led at half-time and not started the second half in the manner in which we'd have liked.

"But the second goal was very important.

"It allowed us to relax a little bit more and some of our football in the second half was breathtaking."

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"I'm not going to criticise my players. We've been patched up. We didn't have much in terms of quality in front of their goal.

"Listen, I know when I'm beat. Coventry were magnificent. They were better than us today.

"We tried to getting the passing game going first half, we changed it and second half, went direct.

"I've never done that as a coach since I've taken over. We just needed to try and get higher up the pitch."

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Sunday, 8 September 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Coventry 2-0 Colchester FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Wilson 38
  • Wilson 59

    Coventry

    • 01 Murphy
    • 02 Christie
    • 03 Adams
    • 04 Webster
    • 24 Clarke
    • 06 Thomas
    • 07 Fleck
    • 08 Baker (Daniels 82)
    • 14 Moussa (Willis 90+2)
    • 09 Clarke
    • 20 Wilson (Manset 85)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Burge,
    • 16 Barton,
    • 19 Willis,
    • 31 Haynes,
    • 32 Lobjoit,
    • 10 Manset,
    • 17 Daniels

    Colchester

    • 44 Walker
    • 03 Dickson (Spence 20)
    • 18 Eastman
    • 20 Wilson
    • 23 Olufemi
    • 02 Wright (Morrison 46)
    • 06 Eastmond
    • 15 Bean (Bond 62)
    • 17 Ibehre
    • 22 Gilbey
    • 30 Wright

    Substitutes

    • 01 Cousins,
    • 26 Spence,
    • 35 Michael O'Donoghue,
    • 12 Sanderson,
    • 14 Bond,
    • 31 Connor Hubble,
    • 09 Morrison
    Ref: Stephen MartinAtt: 1,789
    COVENTRY
    COLCHESTER

    Possession

    • Coventry 59%
    • Colchester 41%

    Attempts on target

    • Coventry 11
    • Colchester 0

    Attempts off target

    • Coventry 12
    • Colchester 3

    Corners

    • Coventry 6
    • Colchester 4

    Fouls

    • Coventry 10
    • Colchester 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:35 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+2:26 Tom Eastman restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:22 The official flags Mathieu Manset offside.
    • 90:00+1:07 Substitution Jordan Willis on for Franck Moussa.
    • 89:43 Clearance made by Jordan Clarke.
    • 89:39 The ball is delivered by Tosin Olufemi.
    • 89:20 Clearance made by Franck Moussa.
    • 89:11 Tosin Olufemi delivers the ball.
    • 85:50 Mason Spence restarts play with the free kick.
    • 85:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Clarke on Mason Spence.
    • 84:46 John Fleck takes the free kick.
    • 84:19 Substitution Mathieu Manset joins the action as a substitute, replacing Callum Wilson.
    • 83:53 Jordan Clarke fouled by Clinton Morrison, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 83:26 John Fleck takes the free kick.
    • 82:47 Craig Eastmond concedes a free kick for a foul on Franck Moussa.
    • 82:19 Craig Eastmond restarts play with the free kick.
    • 82:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Franck Moussa on Mason Spence.
    • 81:56 Jordan Clarke manages to make a clearance.
    • 81:51 Alex Gilbey produces a cross.
    • 81:38 Clearance by Jordan Clarke.
    • 81:34 Tosin Olufemi sends in a cross.
    • 81:19 Jordan Clarke makes a clearance.
    • 81:14 Alex Gilbey crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 81:05 Substitution (Coventry) makes a substitution, with Billy Daniels coming on for Carl Baker.
    • 80:19 Cyrus Christie concedes a free kick for a foul on Drey Wright.
    • 78:03 Shot by Carl Baker cleared the crossbar.
    • 77:24 Leon Clarke has a headed effort at goal.
    • 76:53 Cyrus Christie delivers the ball.
    • 75:13 Franck Moussa takes a shot. Sam Walker safely holds on.
    • 71:29 Corner from the left by-line taken by Carl Baker.
    • 70:49 Cyrus Christie takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
    • 69:08 Clearance by Tom Eastman.
    • 69:03 Cyrus Christie sends in a cross.
    • 68:46 Free kick taken by Carl Baker.
    • 68:06 Unfair challenge on Leon Clarke by Tosin Olufemi results in a free kick.
    • 67:50 Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.
    • 67:45 Free kick crossed by Alex Gilbey.
    • 67:13 Foul by John Fleck on Andy Bond, free kick awarded.
    • 66:26 Corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line.
    • 64:09 Andy Webster gets a header at goal.
    • 63:51 Corner from the right by-line taken by Blair Adams.
    • 63:11 Andy Webster takes the free kick.
    • 62:54 Clinton Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Webster.
    • 62:24 Franck Moussa takes a shot. Sam Walker catches the ball.
    • 61:44 Substitution Marcus Bean leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Bond.
    • 59:51 Sam Walker takes the free kick.
    • 59:38 John Fleck concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Eastmond.
    • 58:15 Assist on the goal came from Leon Clarke.
    • 58:15 GOAL - Callum WilsonCoventry 2 - 0 Colchester Callum Wilson grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Coventry 2-0 Colchester.
    • 56:16 Clearance by Mason Spence.
    • 56:07 The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie.
    • 55:08 Corner from the right by-line taken by Carl Baker.
    • 54:20 Tom Eastman takes the free kick.
    • 53:53 Foul by Carl Baker on Clinton Morrison, free kick awarded.
    • 52:54 Callum Wilson takes a shot.
    • 51:57 Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 51:44 The offside flag is raised against Jabo Ibehre.
    • 51:21 Clearance made by Andy Webster.
    • 51:11 Corner taken by Drey Wright from the left by-line.
    • 49:00 Corner taken by Drey Wright from the left by-line.
    • 46:20 Shot by Carl Baker went wide right of the post.
    • 45:58 John Fleck restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:44 Craig Eastmond challenges Leon Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Clinton Morrison replaces David Wright.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:36 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+1:08 Carl Baker takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:50 Unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Tosin Olufemi results in a free kick.
    • 43:25 Header at goal by Franck Moussa misses left of the target.
    • 43:13 A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie.
    • 42:41 Clearance by Tom Eastman.
    • 42:38 The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie.
    • 42:17 The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie.
    • 41:55 Shot by John Fleck.
    • 41:40 Clearance made by Tom Eastman.
    • 41:31 A cross is delivered by Franck Moussa.
    • 40:37 Cyrus Christie takes a shot.
    • 39:49 Tom Eastman manages to make a clearance.
    • 39:37 Callum Wilson crosses the ball.
    • 39:21 Blair Adams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 39:11 Mason Spence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa.
    • 37:53 GOAL - Callum WilsonCoventry 1 - 0 Colchester Callum Wilson grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Coventry 1-0 Colchester.
    • 37:38 John Fleck takes a shot. Sam Walker fumbles the ball.
    • 35:18 Shot by Alex Gilbey went over.
    • 34:17 Free kick crossed by Alex Gilbey.
    • 34:00 Foul by Andy Webster on Jabo Ibehre, free kick awarded.
    • 33:49 Blair Adams takes the free kick.
    • 33:29 David Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on John Fleck.
    • 33:09 Corner taken by Drey Wright.
    • 32:13 Clearance made by Tom Eastman.
    • 32:07 The ball is delivered by John Fleck.
    • 31:33 John Fleck restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:10 Unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Alex Gilbey results in a free kick.
    • 29:51 Leon Clarke takes a shot and hits the bar.
    • 29:11 Corner taken by Carl Baker.
    • 28:44 Free kick taken by Blair Adams.
    • 28:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa by Mason Spence.
    • 27:51 Clearance by Tom Eastman.
    • 27:40 Corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line.
    • 24:03 Free kick taken by Tosin Olufemi.
    • 23:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Thomas on Craig Eastmond.
    • 22:47 Leon Clarke takes a brilliant shot and missed to the right of the goal.
    • 22:31 Tom Eastman manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:20 The ball is sent over by Carl Baker.
    • 22:06 Blair Adams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:54 Foul by Craig Eastmond on Jordan Clarke, free kick awarded.
    • 20:29 Header by Leon Clarke misses to the right of the target.
    • 20:18 The ball is sent over by Carl Baker.
    • 19:03 Substitution Mason Spence comes on in place of Ryan Dickson.
    • 17:39 Header at goal by Alex Gilbey goes over the frame of the goal.
    • 17:13 Corner taken by Ryan Dickson.
    • 15:59 Shot by Cyrus Christie. Sam Walker catches the ball.
    • 15:34 Centre by Cyrus Christie.
    • 14:26 Leon Clarke takes a shot and hits the post.
    • 13:58 Free kick taken by Blair Adams.
    • 13:38 Unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke by Alex Gilbey results in a free kick.
    • 12:47 Header at goal by Leon Clarke to the left of the net.
    • 12:42 Cyrus Christie delivers the ball.
    • 11:41 Leon Clarke has an effort at goal.
    • 10:11 Shot by Cyrus Christie went wide left of the goal.
    • 9:52 Brian Wilson makes a clearance.
    • 9:48 A cross is delivered by Carl Baker.
    • 6:49 Callum Wilson has a headed effort at goal.
    • 6:44 The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie.
    • 5:21 Ryan Dickson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:07 Ryan Dickson fouled by Carl Baker, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 4:24 Brian Wilson takes a shot.
    • 3:14 Ryan Dickson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 2:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Cyrus Christie on Drey Wright.
    • 2:26 Free kick taken by Blair Adams.
    • 2:17 The assistant referee flags for offside against Marcus Bean.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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