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Fleetwood Town 0-1 Coventry City

Fleetwood Town manager Steven Pressley
Pressley saw his new side go down to a last-minute defeat against his former employers

A last-minute own goal by Richard Wood spoiled Steven Pressley's first game as Fleetwood Town manager against his former side Coventry City.

George Thomas's shot was blocked by Chris Maxwell but then rebounded in off former Sky Blues defender Wood.

Until then, second-from-bottom Town had held their own against the visitors.

Jacob Murphy and Marc Antoine-Fortune had good chances for City, but Fleetwood looked to have done enough for a draw until the late drama.

Unhappy reunion for Richard Wood
Wood, playing only his fourth game for Fleetwood on loan from Rotherham, spent two and a half years at Coventry after being signed in January 2010. He was released by then Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley at the end of the 2012-13 season. Having since been at Charlton Athletic, Rotherham and Crawley (loan). This was his first reunion with Coventry since he left.

The only chance for either side in a largely forgettable first half came when Sam Ricketts' cross found Murphy at the back post, but somehow Maxwell prevented the ball crossing the line.

Fleetwood raised their game after the break, with Ashley Hunter hitting the post and David Ball's snap-shot being well saved by Reice Charles-Cook.

They had a let-off when Murphy's shot off rebounded off the post, only for Fortune to sidefoot wide from close range.

But, just as it looked as though the home side would earn a point, Wood turned the ball into his own net.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It's a tough place to come. I did feel as if we controlled the game for long spells and ultimately I believe we got our just desserts.

"On the balance of the game, we deserved it. We had plenty of chances, and you've got to put it in context.

"We haven't got our top scorer here, Adam Armstrong. We were without a bit of cutting edge - but we got the three points."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 47Davis
  • 45Wood
  • 46Teixeira
  • 7Bell
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 15NirennoldSubstituted forJónssonat 50'minutes
  • 8RyanBooked at 78mins
  • 27HaughtonSubstituted forGrantat 58'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forBallat 66'minutes
  • 9Proctor

Substitutes

  • 4Jordan
  • 5Jónsson
  • 10Matt
  • 14Grant
  • 23Ball
  • 28Sowerby
  • 40Gogic

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 18Ricketts
  • 5Johnson
  • 21Martin
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7Fleck
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forTudgayat 83'minutes
  • 8LameirasSubstituted forThomasat 78'minutes
  • 25MurphySubstituted forThomasat 90+2'minutes
  • 32Fortuné

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 12Morris
  • 15Jackson
  • 17Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 27Thomas
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,864

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Joe Davis (Fleetwood Town).

  4. Post update

    Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

    Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Thomas replaces Jacob Murphy.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

  11. Post update

    Aaron Martin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Goal!

    Own Goal by Richard Wood, Fleetwood Town. Fleetwood Town 0, Coventry City 1.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  16. Post update

    Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  19. Post update

    Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Jim O'Brien.