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Cheltenham Town 1-6 Coventry City

Marc McNulty scored a hat-trick as Coventry City kept their play-off destiny in their own hands with a thumping 6-1 win at Cheltenham Town.

Lee Burge parried a shot from Mohamed Eisa in the ninth minute, but Coventry soon took complete control.

Tom Bayliss scored the first after a neat free-kick ended with Jordan Shipley supplying the cross that was well finished in the 11th minute.

McNulty headed in the second from a Jack Grimmer cross in the 27th minute.

A low ball in from Maxime Biamou was dummied by McNulty and Shipley fired in to make it 3-0 in the 38th minute.

It was 4-0 two minutes before half-time as McNulty lifted the ball over goalkeeper Scott Flinders after Jordan Willis' ball forward.

Cheltenham pulled one back in the 58th minute from a penalty after Eisa was brought down by Burge.

Eisa converted from the spot for his 23rd League Two goal of the season.

But Biamou's stunning overhead kick from McNulty's cross made it 5-1 in the 74th minute and McNulty completed his hat-trick with another fine finish four minutes later.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 11Winchester
  • 27RodonSubstituted forGrimesat 45'minutes
  • 15Boyle
  • 33ChatzitheodoridisBooked at 29mins
  • 7PellBooked at 61mins
  • 25Morrell
  • 6Atangana
  • 17SellarsSubstituted forOdelusiat 45'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 2Grimes
  • 3Cranston
  • 18Bower
  • 22Lovett
  • 29Odelusi
  • 35Andrews
  • 50Lloyd

Coventry

  • 1BurgeBooked at 57mins
  • 2Grimmer
  • 12Davies
  • 4Willis
  • 3StokesBooked at 82mins
  • 30BaylissSubstituted forReidat 77'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8DoyleBooked at 58mins
  • 26Shipley
  • 9BiamouBooked at 74minsSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 82'minutes
  • 10McNultySubstituted forPonticelliat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 24Haynes
  • 27Barrett
  • 32Reid
  • 38Ponticelli
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
5,027

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Coventry City 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Coventry City 6.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jamie Grimes.

Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Sanmi Odelusi (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Kyel Reid (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

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

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

Chris Stokes (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Marc McNulty.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Coventry City 6. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kyel Reid.

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Grimmer (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Kyel Reid replaces Tom Bayliss.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Booking

Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Coventry City 5. Maxime Biamou (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Grimmer with a cross.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Ilias Chatzitheodoridis (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town).

Marc McNulty (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Coventry City 4. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

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1Accrington452961076433393
2Luton452512894464887
3Wycombe4523121078601881
4Exeter45238146354977
5Notts County4521131171482376
6Coventry452281564471774
7Lincoln City4520141163471674
8Mansfield4518171066511571
9Carlisle451715136153866
10Swindon45198186465-165
11Newport441615135556-163
12Colchester451614155351262
13Cambridge451613165160-961
14Crawley451610195765-858
15Stevenage451413186064-455
16Crewe45165246074-1453
17Cheltenham451312206671-551
18Grimsby451212213966-2748
19Port Vale451114204962-1347
20Yeovil451211225874-1647
21Forest Green45138245474-2047
22Morecambe45918184156-1545
23Barnet451110244365-2243
24Chesterfield4498274680-3435
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