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Coventry City 1-0 Barnet

Jonson Clarke-Harris scored a late winner as Coventry boosted their League Two play-off hopes with victory over Barnet.

It took until the 75th minute for the Sky Blues to break the deadlock against the resolute Bees, with Clarke-Harris popping up with his third goal in four games to secure a vital three points in the race for the top seven.

Barnet threw everything at the hosts but came away with nothing and they remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Ricardo Santos headed wide early on after Shaquile Coulthirst had already tested Lee Burge in the hosts' goal.

Down the other end, George Legg made a decent save to keep out Sky Blues' top scorer Marc McNulty.

Burge then had to have his wits about him to deny Coulthirst again before keeping John Akinde out just before the break.

Coulthirst continued to threaten but he was denied by Burge again seconds after the restart.

But Coventry earned all three points when McNulty did well to turn inside the box before teeing up Clarke-Harris to score.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 15Hyam
  • 5McDonald
  • 24Haynes
  • 30Bayliss
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Doyle
  • 32ReidSubstituted forBarrettat 61'minutes
  • 10McNulty
  • 18Clarke-HarrisBooked at 76minsSubstituted forBiamouat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 4Willis
  • 9Biamou
  • 13O'Brien
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 27Barrett
  • 38Ponticelli

Barnet

  • 40Legg
  • 20da Silva Vilhete
  • 26Sweeney
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 13Tutonda
  • 7Watson
  • 8WestonBooked at 26mins
  • 15BoverSubstituted forNicholsonat 78'minutes
  • 11CoulthirstSubstituted forTaylorat 77'minutes
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forAkinolaat 77'minutes
  • 23Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 4Clough
  • 12Taylor
  • 14Akinola
  • 21Ross
  • 41Nicholson
  • 42Plavotic
  • 43Briggs
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,127

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Barnet 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Barnet 0.

Attempt missed. David Tutonda (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Nicholson (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Foul by Maxime Biamou (Coventry City).

Dan Sweeney (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

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

Delay in match Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Barnet).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Mauro Vilhete.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jordan Nicholson replaces Ruben Bover.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces John Akinde.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Jack Taylor replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Booking

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Barnet 0. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

Attempt missed. Josh Barrett (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ruben Bover (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by David Tutonda.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Josh Barrett (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

David Tutonda (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Ruben Bover (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Josh Barrett replaces Kyel Reid.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

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6Exeter34185114538759
7Lincoln City361512950391157
8Coventry351761239281157
9Swindon36183155554157
10Carlisle371510125346755
11Newport361313104646052
12Crawley36157144244-252
13Colchester361312114642451
14Cambridge371311133747-1050
15Cheltenham371111155253-144
16Stevenage361110154853-543
17Yeovil35108174657-1138
18Crewe36114214359-1637
19Forest Green36107194361-1837
20Grimsby37910183154-2337
21Morecambe35812153546-1136
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23Chesterfield3586213664-2830
24Barnet3678213353-2029
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