Coventry began life in League One with an entertaining draw at Yeovil.

In the first-ever meeting between the two sides, the Sky Blues got off to a fine start when Cody McDonald headed in John Fleck's cross.

Glovers defender Richard Hinds levelled the scores, heading in Ed Upson's corner, before McDonald wasted an excellent chance to score his second.

Byron Webster thought he had won it for the hosts late on, but his close-range effort was ruled out for handball.

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Sky Blues manager Andy Thorn told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I think a point away from home is all right, but we had enough chances to seal the game.

"On another day we could have nicked it but, on the first day of the season we've blown away the cobwebs, and let's move on to Tuesday night.

"When we went 1-1 we didn't go under, and if anything we should have gone on to win the game. We created a lot of chances, and were due a penalty when Cody McDonald was brought down - a stonewall penalty.

"Apart from the goal, I was pretty much happy with the way we dealt with things, and on another day we would have won the game."

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Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Hinds
  • 05 Webster
  • 06 Blizzard
  • 08 Upson
  • 14 Foley (Ralph - 78' )
  • 09 Hayter (Young - 81' )
  • 11 Reid Booked
  • 19 Ugwu (Marsh-Brown - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 16 Ralph
  • 20 Haynes-Brown
  • 07 Marsh-Brown
  • 15 Young

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Clarke
  • 03 Hussey Booked
  • 16 Barton
  • 24 Wood
  • 35 Brown
  • 10 Fleck (McSheffrey - 34' )
  • 15 Kilbane
  • 09 McDonald
  • 17 Ball (Elliott - 64' )
  • 27 Daniels (Jennings - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 06 Malaga
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 08 Baker
  • 12 Jennings
  • 11 McSheffrey
  • 14 Elliott
Ref: Phillips
Att: 6,006

Match Stats

Shots

15 7

On target

6 3

Corners

4 5

Fouls

16 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:16 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +5:39

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary McSheffrey.

90:00 +4:58

Centre by Chris Hussey, blocked by Marek Stech.

90:00 +4:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Jennings on Keanu Marsh-Brown. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:50

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Cody McDonald goes wide right of the goal.

87:59

Richard Hinds concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Elliott. Reece Brown takes the free kick.

87:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary McSheffrey. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

85:17

Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Webster. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech. Keanu Marsh-Brown is adjudged to have handled the ball. Richard Wood takes the free kick.

84:15 Substitution

Substitution Steven Jennings is brought on as a substitute for Billy Daniels.

82:24

Keanu Marsh-Brown takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Edward Upson takes a corner.

81:48

Foul by Cody McDonald on Richard Hinds, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Byron Webster.

81:00 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Young is brought on as a substitute for James Hayter.

80:03

Byron Webster concedes a free kick for a foul on Reece Brown. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

79:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Hayter by Richard Wood. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

77:45 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Ralph on for Sam Foley.

76:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Ayling on Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey.

76:17

Effort from deep inside the area by Jordan Clarke misses to the right of the target.

75:48

Adam Barton has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area hitting the post.

73:57

Edward Upson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

73:34

Keanu Marsh-Brown produces a cross, Jordan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

72:06

Foul by Dominic Blizzard on Stephen Elliott, free kick awarded. Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Edward Upson makes a clearance.

70:48

Jordan Clarke crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Cody McDonald misses to the left of the target.

69:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood by James Hayter. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

68:16

Jordan Clarke challenges James Hayter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Edward Upson takes the direct free kick.

67:35

Billy Daniels challenges Edward Upson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Hinds.

65:40

Reece Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley. Keanu Marsh-Brown shoots direct from the free kick.

64:55

James Hayter produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

63:50 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Elliott comes on in place of Callum Ball.

61:53

Unfair challenge on Edward Upson by Callum Ball results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McAllister.

61:24

Reuben Reid crosses the ball.

59:01

James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

59:01 Substitution

Substitution Keanu Marsh-Brown comes on in place of Gozie Ugwu.

59:01 Booking

Booking The referee shows Chris Hussey a yellow card.

58:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gozie Ugwu by Chris Hussey.

53:54

Callum Ball fouled by Richard Hinds, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Gary McSheffrey from the free kick, blocked by Byron Webster. Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey to the near post, clearance by Luke Ayling. Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey to the near post, clearance by Edward Upson.

52:38

Luke Ayling produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

51:27

Edward Upson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

50:05

Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

50:05 Booking

Booking Caution for Reuben Reid.

49:45

The referee blows for offside against Reuben Reid.

46:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dominic Blizzard by Gary McSheffrey. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

45:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Reuben Reid. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, save made by Marek Stech.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:59

The ball is sent over by Edward Upson, clearance made by Reece Brown.

45:00 +0:13

Foul by Dominic Blizzard on Cody McDonald, free kick awarded. Reece Brown takes the direct free kick.

44:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Edward Upson. Free kick taken by James McAllister.

42:39

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, Richard Hinds manages to make a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey.

41:13

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

40:48

Reuben Reid takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

37:57

Corner from right by-line taken by Edward Upson.

36:32

The ball is delivered by Luke Ayling, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

33:48 Substitution

Substitution Gary McSheffrey joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Fleck.

32:02

John Fleck takes a shot. Byron Webster gets a block in.

31:33

James Hayter takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

31:06

The ball is crossed by Luke Ayling.

29:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Edward Upson on Billy Daniels. Reece Brown restarts play with the free kick.

28:07

Billy Daniels is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Edward Upson restarts play with the free kick. Shot from long distance by Reuben Reid goes wide of the left-hand post.

27:02

Centre by Callum Ball, Luke Ayling gets a block in.

25:15

A cross is delivered by Luke Ayling, Gozie Ugwu has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

22:56

Reuben Reid fouled by Reece Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Dominic Blizzard takes the free kick.

22:23

The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

20:54

Assist on the goal came from Edward Upson.

20:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Hinds - Yeovil 1 - 1 Coventry Richard Hinds gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Yeovil 1-1 Coventry.

20:04

Byron Webster takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Murphy. Edward Upson takes the inswinging corner,

19:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Daniels on Reuben Reid. James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

18:46

Foul by Dominic Blizzard on Kevin Kilbane, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Reece Brown.

16:48

Foul by Adam Barton on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James McAllister. Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Reid on Richard Wood. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

11:25

Foul by Dominic Blizzard on Kevin Kilbane, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

9:17

Assist on the goal came from John Fleck.

9:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Cody McDonald - Yeovil 0 - 1 Coventry Cody McDonald grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Yeovil 0-1 Coventry.

8:02

Unfair challenge on Cody McDonald by Richard Hinds results in a free kick. John Fleck takes the direct free kick.

7:14

Shot on goal by James Hayter from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

6:12

Unfair challenge on Edward Upson by Billy Daniels results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James McAllister. Richard Hinds takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

4:52

Reuben Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Daniels. Free kick taken by Reece Brown.

3:23

Jordan Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley. Edward Upson takes the free kick. Reuben Reid takes a shot. Billy Daniels gets a block in.

2:34

Foul by James Hayter on Kevin Kilbane, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Clarke.

1:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Webster on Callum Ball. Reece Brown restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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