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Colchester United 0-1 Coventry City

Gary Madine
Madine scored to give Coventry their first league away win of the season

Gary Madine earned Coventry City a first away win in League One this season with a second-half strike against Colchester United.

Madine bundled home from five yards with 16 minutes to go after goalkeeper Sam Walker saved from Danny Swanson.

Coventry could have been in front earlier had Frank Nouble not hit a tame effort at Walker from close range.

George Moncur shot just wide for Colchester and Sanchez Watt's free-kick was tipped over by Ryan Allsop.

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I am delighted, not just to win, but with the manner of our win. We didn't simply grind out a 1-0 victory, we thoroughly deserved it.

"Let's not have another false dawn. We have to build on this, it's only one win. We have to put some consistency together.

"I'm delighted for our supporters who have travelled in their numbers and unfortunately, in recent months, they haven't been rewarded for that, so I'm really pleased that we could get them a win.

"There'll be no let-up. We'll work exceptionally hard this week to put together the kind of run that brings pride back to this football club."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 42Kpekawa
  • 38FoxSubstituted forSzmodicsat 70'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 24Moncur
  • 7Sanchez WattSubstituted forHealeyat 64'minutes
  • 11Sears
  • 21MasseySubstituted forRoofeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Eastmond
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 28Szmodics
  • 35O'Donoghue
  • 39Roofe
  • 41Hewitt

Coventry

  • 23Allsop
  • 18PhillipsBooked at 90mins
  • 21Martin
  • 4Webster
  • 5Johnson
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forSwansonat 71'minutes
  • 27Finch
  • 7Fleck
  • 26Haynes
  • 19NoubleSubstituted forBartonat 84'minutes
  • 8Madine

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 9McQuoid
  • 10Swanson
  • 15Miller
  • 16Barton
  • 33Charles-Cook
  • 36Maddison
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,433

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Coventry City 1.

Booking

Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

Kemar Roofe (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Madine (Coventry City).

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Danny Swanson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Colchester United).

Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Frank Nouble.

Foul by Sean Clohessy (Colchester United).

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cole Kpekawa.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

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

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Coventry City 1. Gary Madine (Coventry City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Danny Swanson replaces Jim O'Brien.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kemar Roofe replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces David Fox.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Sanchez Watt.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

Attempt blocked. Gary Madine (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by David Fox (Colchester United).

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

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City18106233191436
2Swindon18105335201535
3Preston18104430191134
4MK Dons1593330161430
5Sheff Utd179352420430
6Notts County178542416829
7Peterborough188372621527
8Oldham186932520527
9Rochdale1782730191126
10Fleetwood187471917225
11Chesterfield186662525024
12Bradford186572324-123
13Barnsley176472728-122
14Walsall185761516-122
15Port Vale186482325-222
16Doncaster166371723-621
17Crawley185671828-1021
18Coventry185582128-720
19Leyton Orient184772326-319
20Gillingham184681825-718
21Colchester184592428-417
22Yeovil184591428-1417
23Scunthorpe174492132-1116
24Crewe1843111436-2215
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