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Swindon Town 2-1 Coventry City

Swindon's Miles Storey

Substitute Miles Storey scored a late winner as Swindon came from behind to beat mid-table Coventry in League One.

The Sky Blues took the lead when Leon Clarke headed in Carl Baker's cross from close range.

Yaser Kasim levelled the game with a strike from outside the box before John Fleck hit the bar for the visitors from 35 yards.

And Storey sealed victory for the Robins with a chipped shot from inside the area to move them up to seventh.

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Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

"I thought it was a fantastic game of football. They're the best team we've played.

"We didn't start great. The wind was a factor and they settled better than us.

"We made some radical changes and I decided to open the game up and see if we could win it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

"That was tense and hard work for the coaching staff."

Coventry manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It's hugely frustrating and hugely disappointing for everybody. Since I came to this club, probably the opening 45 minutes was as good as performance you're likely to see from a Coventry side.

"Make no mistake, we played against a very, very good Swindon team. We were absolutely magnificent in the first half and I thought we were very good in the second half: we hit the bar, we hit the post.

"These players couldn't have given any more today. They left nothing on that football pitch. "I'm devastated for them. There's no doubt about it we should have won the game."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1FoderinghamBooked at 90mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 14McEveleySubstituted forBarthramat 45'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 5Hall
  • 22Ward
  • 7HarleySubstituted forStoreyat 71'minutes
  • 8MasonSubstituted forKasimat 45'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9Ranger
  • 33Ajose
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 12N'Guessan
  • 15Kasim
  • 19Thompson
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 39Gladwin

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2ChristieBooked at 44mins
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forMaguireat 88'minutes
  • 6ThomasBooked at 53mins
  • 15Seaborne
  • 24Clarke
  • 8BakerBooked at 60mins
  • 7FleckBooked at 41mins
  • 21Dagnall
  • 9Clarke
  • 14Moussa

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 12Maguire
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 17Daniels
  • 18Phillips
  • 31Haynes
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
9,291

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 1.

Booking

Chris Dagnall (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Billy Daniels replaces Blair Adams.

Booking

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 1. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

John Fleck (Coventry City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from more than 35 yards.

Grant Hall (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Coventry City 1. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Miles Storey replaces Ryan Harley.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Foul by Grant Hall (Swindon Town).

Leon Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Conor Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Carl Baker (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient21135345212444
2Wolves21135335161944
3Brentford21134433191443
4Peterborough21123632211139
5Preston2110833022838
6Rotherham219843627935
7Swindon21103837271033
8Walsall219662318533
9Bradford2179534241030
10Port Vale219393033-330
11MK Dons208483329428
12Crawley216872428-426
13Coventry2110564438625
14Gillingham2274112938-925
15Colchester215972330-724
16Carlisle216692335-1224
17Shrewsbury215882224-223
18Oldham2064102328-522
19Sheff Utd2156101827-921
20Tranmere2155112540-1520
21Stevenage2154122134-1319
22Notts County2253142635-918
23Crewe2146111843-2518
24Bristol City2121092835-716
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