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Coventry City 0-1 Colchester United

Gavin Massey
Gavin Massey celebrates with Elliot Lee after they combined for Colchester's winner

League One strugglers Colchester United further dented Coventry City's play-off hopes with victory at the Ricoh Arena.

Gavin Massey scored the only goal of the game in the 18th minute, side-footing in from Elliot Lee's fine pass.

Visiting keeper Elliot Parish saved on-loan Norwich player Jacob Murphy's penalty shortly before the interval.

A second Easter win for 23rd-placed Colchester moves them within seven points of safety, while Coventry are eight points adrift of the play-offs.

The Sky Blues have now lost nine of their last 13 matches, to plummet from fourth to 10th.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 12LorentzsonSubstituted forThomasat 71'minutes
  • 21Martin
  • 15StephensBooked at 23mins
  • 18Ricketts
  • 4VincelotBooked at 74mins
  • 7Fleck
  • 45Jones
  • 14Cole
  • 25MurphySubstituted forLameirasat 63'minutes
  • 32FortunéSubstituted forTudgayat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 19Bigirimana
  • 20Tudgay
  • 27Thomas
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 42Hunt
  • 43Addai

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forBrindleyat 45'minutes
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 31Shorey
  • 11Massey
  • 2Garvan
  • 8Gilbey
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forHarneyat 90'minutes
  • 9Porter
  • 12LeeSubstituted forLapslieat 66'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 19Bonne
  • 20Lapslie
  • 24Brindley
  • 25Barnes
  • 26Harney
  • 28Ambrose
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
10,027

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jamie Harney replaces George Moncur.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Booking

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt missed. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Coventry City).

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. George Thomas replaces Martin Lorentzson.

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

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Coventry City).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Lapslie replaces Elliot Lee.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Jacob Murphy.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Elliot Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Marcus Tudgay replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Foul by Martin Lorentzson (Coventry City).

Elliot Lee (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Attempt blocked. Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton392361050331775
2Wigan392014565353074
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham381991065442166
5Millwall391981260441665
6Bradford391810114538764
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Rochdale39169145550557
9Coventry3915111359441556
10Scunthorpe391511134943656
11Port Vale401511144547-256
12Sheff Utd381510135550555
13Southend381510135049155
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon38148165663-750
16Bury391311154862-1450
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield39127204860-1243
19Blackpool40119203750-1342
20Fleetwood381011174348-541
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster39910203956-1737
23Colchester39810215187-3634
24Crewe39612214069-2930
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