League Two
Coventry0Forest Green1

Coventry City 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Struggling Forest Green secured a much-needed victory thanks to a 1-0 League Two win at Coventry.

Keanu Marsh-Brown's first-half effort was enough to seal the points for the visitors in what was the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

It is only a second league win of the season for Rovers although they remain in the relegation zone.

Coventry's Jodi Jones fashioned the game's first real chance when he tested the fingertips of Bradley Collins with a long-range effort - the first of many saves.

But it was Forest Green, without a league win since August 19, who went in front on 29 minutes.

Marsh-Brown broke the deadlock but an error from City stopper Lee Burge played its part as the goalkeeper flapped at the ball and allowed it to trickle over his line.

Coventry dominated the rest of the game, with Michael Doyle, Duckens Nazon and Jordan Ponticelli all drawing saves from Collins.

But they could not find a way past Collins as their goal drought extended to 351 minutes.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonaldBooked at 23mins
  • 3StokesSubstituted forShipleyat 72'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8DoyleBooked at 45mins
  • 10McNultyBooked at 90mins
  • 18NazonBooked at 79mins
  • 11Jones
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forPonticelliat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Beavon
  • 26Shipley
  • 31Stevenson
  • 38Ponticelli

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 2Bennett
  • 5Collins
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 3Laird
  • 4Traoré
  • 34Osbourne
  • 15CooperSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Correia GomesSubstituted forBugielat 61'minutes
  • 7Marsh-BrownBooked at 45minsSubstituted forIacovittiat 61'minutes
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 10Brown
  • 11Bugiel
  • 17Wishart
  • 19Randall-Hurren
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 23Russell
  • 33James
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
6,366

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Coventry City).

Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Coventry City).

Alex Iacovitti (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jordan Willis (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Attempt missed. Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Coventry City).

Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Coventry City).

(Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Reece Brown replaces Charlie Cooper because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dale Bennett.

Attempt saved. Jordan Ponticelli (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Chris Stokes.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Maxime Biamou.

Rod McDonald (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

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

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

Duckens Nazon (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1493234122230
2Notts County149232415929
3Exeter149232216629
4Wycombe147522821726
5Accrington148242418626
6Newport147342214824
7Stevenage147342322124
8Coventry14725148623
9Lincoln City146531613323
10Swindon147162018222
11Grimsby146351921-221
12Mansfield145542019120
13Cambridge146261415-120
14Colchester145362020018
15Carlisle145361920-118
16Cheltenham145271920-117
17Crewe145271520-517
18Yeovil144372028-815
19Crawley144281216-414
20Barnet143471719-213
21Morecambe143471220-813
22Port Vale143291520-511
23Forest Green142391231-199
24Chesterfield1422101227-158
View full League Two table

Top Stories