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Colchester United 2-1 Coventry City

Mikael Mandron's late winner gave Colchester a 2-1 win over fellow League Two play-off chasers Coventry.

Mandron glanced in Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe's cross with two minutes remaining to give the Us victory and inflict a third straight defeat on City.

Coventry left-back Chris Stokes fired into the side netting early on but Colchester were the better side in the first half.

Visiting keeper Lee Burge foiled Brandon Comley and former Sky Blues midfielder Ben Stevenson fired over.

But Colchester went ahead in the 27th minute thanks to Ogedi-Uzokwe, who stroked home from the spot to score his first professional goal after the striker was pushed by Rod McDonald in the area.

Burge pushed away Courtney Senior's low strike just before half-time but Coventry equalised 10 minutes after the break through Tom Bayliss, who slammed into the roof of the net from 20 yards after Colchester keeper Sam Walker had parried Jordan Shipley's effort.

Coventry twice went close, Marc McNulty's shot rattling a post and substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris denied by Walker, before Mandron's winner at the other end.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 6Kent
  • 7Wright
  • 17StevensonSubstituted forMurrayat 82'minutes
  • 14Comley
  • 22Vincent-YoungSubstituted forDickensonat 78'minutes
  • 20SeniorSubstituted forSzmodicsat 70'minutes
  • 19Mandron
  • 27Ogedi-Uzokwe

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 10Szmodics
  • 11Dickenson
  • 16Murray
  • 21Mandeville
  • 26Inniss
  • 29Gilmartin

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Vincenti
  • 6KellySubstituted forReidat 90+2'minutes
  • 30Bayliss
  • 26Shipley
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 63'minutes
  • 10McNulty

Substitutes

  • 13O'Brien
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 24Haynes
  • 27Barrett
  • 32Reid
  • 38Ponticelli
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
3,319

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Coventry City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Kyel Reid replaces Liam Kelly.

Attempt blocked. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Coventry City 1. Mikael Mandron (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sean Murray replaces Ben Stevenson.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt saved. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brennan Dickenson replaces Kane Vincent-Young.

Foul by Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Colchester United).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Courtney Senior.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brandon Comley.

Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).

Chris Stokes (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Hand ball by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Maxime Biamou.

Attempt saved. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 1, Coventry City 1. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 1, Coventry City 0.

Half Time

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

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

Attempt missed. Brandon Comley (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Lee Burge.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Accrington32194956371961
3Wycombe32178763461759
4Notts County32169754351957
5Mansfield321511651341756
6Swindon33173135147454
7Lincoln City321411744301453
8Exeter30164104135652
9Coventry32155123627950
10Colchester33131194539650
11Crawley33146133840-248
12Newport321210104143-246
13Carlisle32119124444042
14Cambridge32119123143-1242
15Cheltenham33109144648-239
16Stevenage33109144248-639
17Yeovil32108144550-538
18Grimsby3399152947-1836
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Forest Green3295183655-1932
21Morecambe31710142941-1231
22Crewe3293203554-1930
23Chesterfield3276193358-2527
24Barnet3267193048-1825
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