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Fleetwood Town 2-0 Coventry City

Coventry suffered a second-half collapse to pile more pressure on manager Tony Mowbray as they were beaten 2-0 by high-flying Fleetwood.

The Sky Blues bossed much of the opening spell, but Mowbray's men struggled to turn pressure and possession into meaningful chances.

Devante Cole might have opened the scoring within 10 minutes, when David Ball picked out his run, but the former Manchester City youngster fired straight at keeper Reice Charles-Cook.

The hosts went close again on 15 minutes when Ball looked to benefit from a collision between keeper and defender, but his goalbound lob was cleared off the line by on-loan Newcastle defender Jamie Sterry.

It took Coventry until the last five minutes of the half to carve out a real opening, when Vladimir Gadzhev's free kick almost beat Chris Neal but substitute Marcus Tudgay was unable to turn home at the back post.

The Sky Blues continued to press from the restart but were caught on the break for Fleetwood's opener.

Kyle Dempsey, on loan from Huddersfield, launched a delightful diagonal pass to pick out the run of Chris Long, the on-loan Burnley striker showing a cool head and clever feet in the box before slotting low under Charles-Cook.

The hosts did not take long to double their lead, Ball mopping up a loose pass 25 yards out to release sub Martyn Woolford, who took a touch before blasting low inside the near post.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 16Duckworth
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 8Ryan
  • 4JónssonSubstituted forDempseyat 45'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 10Ball
  • 44ColeSubstituted forWoolfordat 68'minutes
  • 19LongSubstituted forHunterat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bolger
  • 13Wallace
  • 15Nirennold
  • 21Cairns
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Woolford
  • 34Dempsey

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 2Willis
  • 4Turnbull
  • 29HarriesBooked at 70mins
  • 22Sterry
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 13GadzhevSubstituted forStevensonat 67'minutes
  • 12McCannSubstituted forTudgayat 38'minutes
  • 15Page
  • 9AgyeiSubstituted forWrightat 73'minutes
  • 17Sordell

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 11Reid
  • 18Ricketts
  • 20Tudgay
  • 21Wright
  • 31Stevenson
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,557

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away14
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Coventry City 0.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

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

Foul by Jamie Sterry (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Lewis Page (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ashley Hunter.

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

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

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Chris Long.

Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Andre Wright replaces Daniel Agyei.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Coventry City 0. Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Ball.

Booking

Cian Harries (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Cian Harries (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Devante Cole.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ben Stevenson replaces Vladimir Gadzhev.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Coventry City 0. Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Attempt missed. Lewis Page (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Daniel Agyei (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Daniel Agyei (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Sterry (Coventry City).

Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Duckworth (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton642095414
2Bradford633084412
3Fleetwood6321105511
4Millwall63211210211
5Scunthorpe5311137610
6Peterborough6312138510
7Port Vale631276110
8Gillingham5311910-110
9Bury622210738
10Charlton52217528
11Swindon52216608
12Chesterfield62139907
13MK Dons521256-17
14Oxford Utd621368-27
15Shrewsbury6213710-37
16Oldham613247-36
17Northampton50503305
18Walsall512278-15
19Wimbledon612369-35
20Southend612369-35
21Bristol Rovers411257-24
22Sheff Utd511348-44
23Coventry603327-53
24Rochdale602448-42
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