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Yeovil Town 0-0 Coventry City

Goalkeeper Jed Steer saved a second-half penalty against Coventry City to help Yeovil Town move off the bottom of League One with a goalless draw.

After a dull first half, which saw only two shots on target, Seth Twumasi brought down Reda Johnson in the box.

Steer, on loan from Aston Villa, sparked the Glovers into the life by denying Gary Madine from the spot.

Jamar Loza and Liam Shephard had chances for the hosts as Yeovil extended their unbeaten run to three.

The point at Huish Park moved Coventry to 17th in the table.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

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Johnson on Yeovil v Coventry

"We gave ourselves a chance in the second half. I thought the first half was a little bit non-descript.

"There wasn't a lot going on. Both teams were trying to suss each other out. Neither team could afford to lose.

"In the second half, we were the ones going for the result. They hit us on the break with the penalty but it was a good save by Jed."

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"The penalty is crucial. When you get a penalty you've got to score and it's a decisive moment - it actually gave their side a lift.

"You can see that both sides are not brimming with confidence at this moment in time, but points like this, clean sheets, coming here and not losing helps add to that confidence.

"It gives us a foundation, it gives us something to build from and I was really pleased with the effort of the group today. The desire of the group, the mentality of the group was excellent and I'm proud of them for that."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 30Steer
  • 32Shephard
  • 26ArthurworreyBooked at 20mins
  • 13Moore
  • 3Smith
  • 15Ofori-TwumasiSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 56'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 4Edwards
  • 28SmithSubstituted forRalphat 66'minutes
  • 18LozaSubstituted forHayterat 82'minutes
  • 25Ugwu

Substitutes

  • 8Berrett
  • 9Hayter
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Krysiak
  • 14Hoskins
  • 16Ralph

Coventry

  • 23Jones
  • 2Willis
  • 21Martin
  • 4Webster
  • 5Johnson
  • 19Nouble
  • 11O'Brien
  • 7Fleck
  • 27Finch
  • 12JacksonSubstituted forTudgayat 71'minutes
  • 8Madine

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 10Swanson
  • 15Miller
  • 16Barton
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,422

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Coventry City 0.

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces Jamar Loza.

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jamar Loza (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gary Madine (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Simeon Jackson.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Nathan Ralph replaces Alex Smith.

Attempt missed. Jamar Loza (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt blocked. Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jack Finch.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from very close range misses to the right.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jed Steer.

Penalty saved! Gary Madine (Coventry City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Coventry City. Reda Johnson draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons25156453242951
4Preston26138540261447
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Fleetwood27107102726137
7Bradford2510693229336
8Sheff Utd2410683028236
9Chesterfield259883634235
10Notts County269893031-135
11Doncaster259882629-335
12Port Vale27105123338-535
13Peterborough26104123334-134
14Oldham2581073538-334
15Walsall268992628-233
16Gillingham2787123543-831
17Coventry2779112737-1030
18Barnsley2585123438-429
19Scunthorpe2385103239-729
20Crewe2685132544-1929
21Colchester2676133142-1127
22Leyton Orient2668123439-526
23Yeovil2767142139-1825
24Crawley2659122443-1924
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