David McGoldrick scored his eighth goal of the season as Coventry recorded their first win in four matches at the expense of Leyton Orient.

The striker, on loan from Nottingham Forest, pounced after Ryan Allsop spilled Gary McSheffrey's 20-yard shot.

Allsop produced a save on the stroke of half-time to deny McSheffrey who also, along with McGoldrick, had shots cleared off the line by Ben Chorley.

David Mooney came closest to scoring for the hosts but shot wide.

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Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"You can analyse it but we asked for certain things today and we felt that we got that.

"We got good crosses into the box and we created openings.

"It's all about goals and we made a mistake today and we paid dearly for it.

"It's just one of those things."

Coventry manager Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"The fans came out and supported us in numbers and were fantastic again.

"It could have been a lot more comfortable if we had taken our numerous chances. We have got to be better and have to improve, but it gives me more knowledge about the players and how we can progress.

"As long as (on loan striker) McGoldrick keeps scoring goals for us, we'll hang on to him for as long as we can.

"It's a pleasing three points. We scored a goal, kept a clean sheet and the supporters have gone home relatively happy.

"Every component in that team is important. When you're in that team, nobody cares about your age, it's grow up time, you have to put a performance in, you've got to stand up and be counted, and they've done that today."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Leyton Orient

  • 16 Allsopp
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 04 Chorley Booked
  • 15 Clarke Booked
  • 07 Cox (Cook - 68' )
  • 08 Griffith
  • 17 Odubajo
  • 22 Rowlands
  • 27 Wagstaff
  • 26 Brunt (Symes - 73' )
  • 39 Mooney

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 06 Baudry
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 11 Smith
  • 21 Cook
  • 23 James
  • 10 Symes

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 21 Christie
  • 24 Wood
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 34 Reckord
  • 08 Baker
  • 10 Fleck
  • 12 Jennings
  • 38 Bailey
  • 11 McSheffrey (Moussa - 73' )
  • 31 McGoldrick Booked (Elliott - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 02 Clarke
  • 26 Willis
  • 32 Moussa
  • 37 Henderson
  • 09 McDonald
  • 14 Elliott
Ref: Robinson
Att: 4,741

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

5 7

Corners

5 3

Fouls

12 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:24 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:21 Substitution

Substitution David McGoldrick leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Elliott.

90:00 +1:21

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Cook from the right by-line, Nathan Clarke has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

90:00 +0:38

Anthony Griffith takes a shot. Jamie Reckord gets a block in.

89:13

Effort from deep inside the area by David Mooney misses to the left of the goal.

86:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Symes. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

85:32

David McGoldrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Chorley. Martin Rowlands takes the direct free kick.

83:52

Corner taken by Lee Cook, save by Joe Murphy. Unfair challenge on Joe Murphy by Michael Symes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

81:38

Michael Symes is ruled offside. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

80:50

John Fleck challenges Moses Odubajo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

79:46

Cyrus Christie restarts play with the free kick.

79:46 Booking

Booking Ben Chorley receives a caution.

79:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Jennings by Ben Chorley.

76:22

Header by Carl Baker from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

75:39

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the left by-line to the near post.

74:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Griffith on Steven Jennings. Richard Wood takes the direct free kick.

72:29 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brunt goes off and Michael Symes comes on.

72:29 Substitution

Substitution Franck Moussa comes on in place of Gary McSheffrey.

71:50

Free kick taken by Jamie Reckord.

71:50 Booking

Booking The referee shows Nathan Clarke a yellow card.

71:38

Unfair challenge on David McGoldrick by Nathan Clarke results in a free kick.

71:03 Booking

Booking David McGoldrick is booked.

68:39

Nathan Clarke takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood.

66:45

Gary Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.

66:45 Substitution

Substitution Lee Cook on for Dean Cox.

66:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Jennings on Martin Rowlands.

65:47

David McGoldrick challenges Nathan Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

63:05

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Wagstaff from the right by-line to the near post, Carl Baker makes a clearance.

61:57

Gary Sawyer fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Rowlands takes the free kick.

61:22

Long range effort by Steven Jennings goes wide right of the target.

60:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Griffith on James Bailey. Richard Wood takes the direct free kick.

59:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Chorley on Gary McSheffrey. Cyrus Christie takes the free kick.

58:45

David McGoldrick is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nathan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

57:55

Gary McSheffrey is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

56:24

The official flags Gary McSheffrey offside. Ryan Allsop takes the free kick.

54:52

William Edjenguele takes a shot. Ben Chorley gets a block in.

54:21

Inswinging corner taken by John Fleck from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Moses Odubajo.

52:41

Steven Jennings gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Rowlands. Dean Cox delivers the ball, Nathan Clarke has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

52:15

Foul by Richard Wood on David Mooney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Martin Rowlands.

50:32

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Chorley.

48:21

Ryan Brunt produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

47:46

Scott Wagstaff fouled by Steven Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Rowlands takes the direct free kick.

47:25

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ryan Allsop.

45:52

Ben Chorley challenges David McGoldrick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cyrus Christie takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:17 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:35

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Allsop. Carl Baker takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Chorley. Corner taken by John Fleck from the right by-line to the near post, Moses Odubajo makes a clearance.

43:08

Effort on goal by David Mooney from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

41:45

Scott Wagstaff fouled by Jamie Reckord, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Wagstaff delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by David McGoldrick.

40:21

Foul by Ryan Brunt on Richard Wood, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

39:16

Foul by Gary Sawyer on Carl Baker, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by John Fleck, clearance by Martin Rowlands.

38:05

David McGoldrick challenges Martin Rowlands unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

35:57

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Brunt. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

35:28

William Edjenguele concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Brunt. Free kick taken by Anthony Griffith.

34:39

The official flags David Mooney offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

32:33

Richard Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Mooney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dean Cox, clearance made by Richard Wood. Corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox, William Edjenguele makes a clearance.

31:26

Scott Wagstaff takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. David Mooney produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

29:45

Foul by Moses Odubajo on John Fleck, free kick awarded. Jamie Reckord restarts play with the free kick.

27:38

Effort from deep inside the area by Gary McSheffrey misses to the left of the goal.

26:49

Dean Cox produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

25:29

Gary McSheffrey concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Chorley. Ryan Allsop takes the free kick.

23:33

Martin Rowlands takes a shot. John Fleck gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox from the left by-line, clearance by Richard Wood.

22:39

James Bailey challenges Ryan Brunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Cox.

21:56

David McGoldrick is ruled offside. Ryan Allsop takes the free kick.

21:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Mooney. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

20:20

Scott Wagstaff fouled by Jamie Reckord, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Rowlands.

18:35

Martin Rowlands fouled by Gary McSheffrey, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Rowlands takes the direct free kick.

17:20

John Fleck fouled by Moses Odubajo, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by William Edjenguele.

14:34

Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

13:24

Shot from deep inside the area by Dean Cox clears the bar.

10:17

The referee penalises Ryan Brunt for handball. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

8:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Fleck by Ryan Brunt. Free kick taken by Richard Wood.

6:10 Goal scored

Goal! - David McGoldrick - Leyton O 0 - 1 Coventry David McGoldrick grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leyton Orient 0-1 Coventry.

6:00

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Ryan Allsop.

4:51

Anthony Griffith takes a shot. Blocked by William Edjenguele.

2:14

Ryan Brunt fouled by William Edjenguele, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Rowlands takes the free kick.

1:02

Gary McSheffrey challenges Nathan Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Rowlands.

0:00

The match begins.

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