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Coventry City 1-3 Swindon Town

Swindon strengthened their chance of League One survival with victory at Coventry, who are 11 points adrift from safety at the bottom of the table.

The home side looked strong for the first 20 minutes but failed to take their best chance when Kwame Thomas turned in the box and shot straight into the legs of keeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

Nicky Ajose shot a 30th-minute free-kick over the bar but made no mistake two minutes later when Ben Gladwin crossed from the left and the striker turned in from close range.

Swindon extended their lead when another cross from the left-hand side, this time from Charlie Colkett, was headed in by Jonathan Obika.

Coventry forced a couple of corners early in the second half and substitute Stuart Beavon could have pulled a goal back, but put his effort off target.

But that was nothing compared to Ajose's glaring miss in the 53rd minute when he rounded keeper Lee Burge but blazed over with an open goal in front of him.

Coventry sent on Aiyegbeni Yakubu to try to nick something, but Ajose grabbed a second, sliding in to finish Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill's cross from the left.

George Thomas pulled one back for the home side in injury time but it was scant consolation.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 7Clarke
  • 4Turnbull
  • 24Haynes
  • 21FoleyBooked at 84mins
  • 27Thomas
  • 6RoseSubstituted forBeavonat 45'minutes
  • 12Reilly
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forReidat 87'minutes
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forAiyegbeniat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Vernam
  • 10Jones
  • 11Reid
  • 16Beavon
  • 19Rawson
  • 22Aiyegbeni
  • 23Charles-Cook

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27BarryBooked at 76minsSubstituted forThomasat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 2Thompson
  • 28JonesSubstituted forConroyat 74'minutes
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 23Ince
  • 20ColkettBooked at 59mins
  • 7Gladwin
  • 11BrophySubstituted forGoddardat 77'minutes
  • 9Obika
  • 19Ajose

Substitutes

  • 4Thomas
  • 5Rodgers
  • 10Goddard
  • 12Henry
  • 16Stewart
  • 25Conroy
  • 33Norris
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
9,543

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 3.

Booking

Conor Thomas (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyel Reid (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Swindon Town).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 3. George Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yakubu.

Foul by Kyel Reid (Coventry City).

Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Kyel Reid replaces Kwame Thomas.

Attempt missed. Kevin Foley (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Conor Thomas replaces Bradley Barry.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

Booking

Kevin Foley (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Foley (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ben Gladwin.

Attempt blocked. Kwame Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Stuart Beavon (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. John Goddard replaces James Brophy.

Booking

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

Kevin Foley (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Rohan Ince (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Dion Conroy replaces Lloyd Jones because of an injury.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Swindon Town 3. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Yakubu replaces Marcus Tudgay.

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Coventry City).

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

Foul by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town).

George Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Callum Reilly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Delay in match Lloyd Jones (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

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1Sheff Utd34208661352668
2Scunthorpe331710659342561
3Fleetwood341710750321861
4Bolton32177844271758
5Bradford341316544321255
6Southend341411952421053
7Millwall33141094740752
8Peterborough34148124946350
9Oxford Utd32147114233949
10Rochdale32146124543248
11Bristol Rovers341211115153-247
12Walsall341113104144-346
13Wimbledon331013104443143
14Charlton3391594035542
15MK Dons33119134241142
16Northampton34117165057-740
17Gillingham34912134453-939
18Shrewsbury34108163547-1238
19Bury34107175161-1037
20Oldham34812142133-1236
21Port Vale32810143451-1734
22Swindon3489173248-1633
23Chesterfield3477203156-2528
24Coventry33510182952-2325
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