League One Coventry advanced to the FA Cup third round relatively untroubled with victory over League Two Morecambe.

An uneventful first half was sparked into life by Gary McSheffrey scoring from the spot, after the forward was fouled by Shrimps keeper Barry Roche.

The Sky Blues were 2-0 up 17 seconds into the second half after Carl Baker curled into the top corner.

Kevin Ellison did reduce the arrears with a sublime effort, but the hosts held on for victory.

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Coventry City boss Mark Robins told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It was closer than it should have been, partly because for the second time in a week we've had a goal disallowed which shouldn't have been, but we're delighted to be in the hat and I thought we created enough chances to have won further.

"The move that led to Gary [McSheffrey's] penalty was superb and [Carl] Baker's goal was brilliant.

"I think that today was about getting through. It was a difficult game, we've won at home, and the supporters will have gone home fairly happy with it.

"We've done more than enough to score more goals. Initially we didn't know whether to stick or twist, whether to press forward, but we got into the ascendancy and deservedly won the game."

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90:00 +5:03 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:29

Franck Moussa has a drilled shot. Stewart Drummond gets a block in.

90:00 +4:08

Unfair challenge on Christopher McCready by Steven Jennings results in a free kick. Kevin Ellison restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:30

Will Haining delivers the ball, Chris Dunn makes a save.

90:00 +1:06

Foul by Nicholas Fenton on Steven Jennings, free kick awarded. Chris Dunn takes the indirect free kick.

89:45

Nicholas Fenton is ruled offside. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

89:17

Outswinging corner taken by Lewis Alessandra, Blair Adams makes a clearance.

88:40

Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Franck Moussa.

87:10

Indirect free kick taken by Richard Wood.

87:10 Substitution

Substitution Will Haining is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Threlfall.

87:10

Nicholas Fenton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roy O'Donovan.

85:20

Carl Baker restarts play with the free kick.

85:20 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Clarke comes on in place of Cyrus Christie.

85:20

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Ellison.

84:05

Robbie Threlfall sends in a cross.

83:57

The ball is swung over by Andrew Fleming.

83:47

Robbie Threlfall delivers the ball, clearance by Richard Wood.

81:02

The ball is crossed by Blair Adams, Nicholas Fenton makes a clearance.

80:33

Carl Baker takes a shot. Robbie Threlfall gets a block in.

79:46 Substitution

Substitution Dan Parkinson on for Jack Redshaw.

78:07

Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.

78:07 Booking

Booking Booking for Andrew Fleming.

77:46

Andrew Fleming challenges Steven Jennings unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:49 Booking

Booking The referee shows Roy O'Donovan a yellow card.

76:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Ellison - Coventry 2 - 1 Morecambe Kevin Ellison finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Coventry 2-1 Morecambe.

75:10

Foul by Roy O'Donovan on Kevin Ellison, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

73:15

Corner taken by Carl Baker played to the near post, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

72:57

Centre by Carl Baker, blocked by Nicholas Fenton.

71:57

The referee blows for offside. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

71:25

Franck Moussa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

69:51

Centre by Cyrus Christie, Shot from just outside the area by Franck Moussa misses to the right of the target.

67:40 Substitution

Substitution Gary McDonald goes off and Izak Reid comes on.

67:40

Gary McSheffrey challenges Andrew Fleming unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Wright restarts play with the free kick.

66:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Roy O'Donovan. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

65:51

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

65:41

The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey.

65:27

Short corner worked by Gary McSheffrey.

65:13

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, clearance made by Christopher McCready.

63:34

Shot from just outside the box by Lewis Alessandra misses to the right of the target.

62:05

Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Baker. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gary McSheffrey, blocked by Blair Adams.

61:56

Centre by Carl Baker, clearance made by Christopher McCready.

60:23

Robbie Threlfall crosses the ball.

59:03

Centre by Roy O'Donovan, clearance by Robbie Threlfall.

58:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franck Moussa on Andrew Wright. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

57:58

Carl Baker decides to take a short corner.

57:42

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, Nicholas Fenton gets a block in.

56:42

Carl Baker takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

56:04

Franck Moussa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald. Free kick taken by Stewart Drummond.

55:25

Mishit left-footed shot by Kevin Ellison. Save by Chris Dunn.

53:36

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

53:27

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, Nicholas Fenton manages to make a clearance.

50:59

Foul by Roy O'Donovan on Christopher McCready, free kick awarded. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

49:51

Robbie Threlfall concedes a free kick for a foul on Roy O'Donovan. Steven Jennings takes the direct free kick.

49:26

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, save made by Barry Roche.

48:48

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey.

47:50

Andrew Fleming takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

46:51

Lewis Alessandra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. William Edjenguele takes the indirect free kick.

45:17

The assist for the goal came from Franck Moussa.

45:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Carl Baker - Coventry 2 - 0 Morecambe Goal scored by Carl Baker from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Coventry 2-0 Morecambe.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:21

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie.

42:18

Richard Wood concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Ellison. Indirect free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.

41:44

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Richard Wood goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

41:20

Inswinging corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line.

40:50

Adam Barton takes a shot. Nicholas Fenton manages to make a clearance.

40:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franck Moussa by Andrew Fleming. Carl Baker takes the direct free kick.

39:57

Carl Baker takes a shot.

39:10

Stewart Drummond concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McSheffrey. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.

37:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary McSheffrey - Coventry 1 - 0 Morecambe Placed penalty scored by Gary McSheffrey. Coventry 1-0 Morecambe.

37:00 Booking

Booking Barry Roche is booked.

36:58

Barry Roche concedes a Penalty for a foul on Gary McSheffrey.

36:01

Inswinging corner taken by Lewis Alessandra, save by Chris Dunn.

35:14

Andrew Wright crosses the ball, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

34:11

Blair Adams fouled by Lewis Alessandra, the ref awards a free kick. William Edjenguele takes the free kick.

33:10

A cross is delivered by Blair Adams, Header by Roy O'Donovan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

32:34

Andrew Wright sends in a cross.

31:30

Centre by Adam Barton.

28:24

Short corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line.

27:53

Shot by Kevin Ellison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

27:37

Lewis Alessandra takes a short corner.

27:04

Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Blocked by William Edjenguele.

26:49

Kevin Ellison sends in a cross, clearance made by William Edjenguele.

24:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Alessandra. Chris Dunn takes the free kick.

22:48

Steven Jennings takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

19:06

The ball is swung over by Kevin Ellison, Chris Dunn makes a save.

14:45

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Richard Wood gets a block in.

13:58

Unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Robbie Threlfall results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Jennings.

13:42

Roy O'Donovan is penalised for a handball. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

11:40

Roy O'Donovan is ruled offside. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

11:27

Lewis Alessandra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by William Edjenguele.

9:10

Effort on goal by Franck Moussa from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

8:45

Carl Baker takes a shot. Blocked by Gary McDonald.

7:50

The ball is crossed by Kevin Ellison, clearance made by William Edjenguele.

6:06

Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Jennings.

5:21

Shot from 18 yards by Lewis Alessandra. Save made by Chris Dunn.

3:37

The ball is delivered by Gary McSheffrey, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

1:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Lewis Alessandra. Andrew Wright restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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