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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

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Joe Davis (Fleetwood Town).

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

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

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Thomas replaces Jacob Murphy.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

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

Goal!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Reda Johnson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Davis.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. George Thomas replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Booking

Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dionatan Teixeira.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Davis.

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall127411861225
2Burton12813139425
3Gillingham1273225131224
4Bury126512317623
5Coventry1171320101022
6Sheff Utd126242118320
7Southend125341211118
8Peterborough125252320317
9Rochdale125251816217
10Wigan124531615117
11Port Vale124441413116
12Colchester124441922-316
13Barnsley114251516-114
14Shrewsbury124261517-214
15Scunthorpe124261315-214
16Chesterfield124261619-314
17Millwall114251721-414
18Bradford113441216-413
19Swindon123361720-312
20Doncaster11254914-511
21Oldham121831420-611
22Blackpool11326917-811
23Fleetwood122371420-69
24Crewe122371321-89
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