Yeovil Town edged out fellow promotion hopefuls Coventry City to pick up their sixth consecutive League One victory.

The only goal of the game came on the stroke of half-time from Paddy Madden, his eighth in five appearances.

After home striker Leon Clarke had beaten Glovers keeper Marek Stech to a through ball but failed to convert, Yeovil broke away for Madden to score.

Substitute Stephen Elliott rattled the bar before firing wide and Carl Baker also wasted two chances to equalise.

For Coventry, it was a second home defeat in five days following Tuesday night's 3-0 Johnstone's Paint Trophy northern final first-leg reverse against Crewe.

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Coventry manager Mark Robins told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire:

"I expect more, I demand more, and we haven't delivered. This week's two games amalgamate into one. You make your own luck and have to work hard in the penalty area to score.

"The opposition aren't going to let you score, unless you're us. We've let them waltz through and gave them a really soft goal.

"We don't want to be a nearly team. We've done really well to get where we are. Everyone's being really nice and slapping us on the back. But, if we want it to remain positive, we've got to work harder in the penalty area.

"We've been wild and wayward with our shooting. Profligate is the word. I'm really thinking about coming out of retirement. We've got to rediscover our goalscoring form."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

"Talk about team-mates you can trust, they were out there today showing signs of absolute desire.

"They showed 100% commitment to the cause and that's what we've asked for.

"Our supporters have given it as well - they were magnificent

"Every game we are getting closer to the top two, but we've got to get in to the play-offs first."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 21 Christie
  • 24 Wood
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 39 Adams (Clarke - 46' )
  • 08 Baker
  • 12 Jennings (Fleck - 72' )
  • 32 Moussa
  • 38 Bailey
  • 11 McSheffrey (Elliott - 53' )
  • 15 Clarke

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn
  • 02 Clarke
  • 05 Cameron
  • 04 Thomas
  • 10 Fleck
  • 16 Barton
  • 14 Elliott

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 05 Webster
  • 18 Burn
  • 20 Edwards
  • 08 Upson
  • 14 Foley Booked (Blizzard - 72' )
  • 22 Dawson Booked
  • 09 Hayter
  • 17 Madden

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 16 Ralph
  • 06 Blizzard
  • 10 Williams
  • 07 Appiah
  • 15 Young
Ref: Sutton
Att: 11,277

Match Stats

Shots

19 11

On target

9 8

Corners

9 2

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:35

The ball is delivered by John Fleck, Luke Ayling gets a block in.

90:00 +2:44 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +1:47

Effort from the edge of the area by Stephen Elliott goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +0:49

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, save by Marek Stech.

89:37

James Hayter fouled by Franck Moussa, the ref awards a free kick. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

88:38

Centre by Cyrus Christie, clearance by Byron Webster.

88:19

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie.

87:03

Unfair challenge on Dan Burn by Leon Clarke results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

86:31

Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

86:31 Booking

Booking The referee books Kevin Dawson for unsporting behaviour.

86:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Fleck by Kevin Dawson.

85:01

Cyrus Christie sends in a cross, save by Marek Stech.

84:11

James Bailey challenges Kevin Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James McAllister.

83:28

Corner taken by Carl Baker played to the near post, save by Marek Stech.

83:22

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, James McAllister gets a block in.

82:54

Edward Upson takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

82:11

Corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker.

81:51

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

81:39

Cyrus Christie produces a cross, clearance made by Dan Burn.

79:59

Unfair challenge on James Hayter by William Edjenguele results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by James McAllister, save made by Joe Murphy.

79:28

Shot by Stephen Elliott from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

78:23

James McAllister is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Carl Baker, Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

78:06

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

77:07

William Edjenguele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hayter. Strike comes in from James McAllister from the free kick.

76:03

Handball by Edward Upson. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

75:05

Stephen Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Burn. Free kick taken by James McAllister.

74:31

Effort on goal by Carl Baker from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

73:53

Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Dan Burn gets a block in.

73:44

The ball is delivered by Franck Moussa, clearance made by Dan Burn.

71:59 Substitution

Substitution Dominic Blizzard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Foley.

71:43 Substitution

Substitution John Fleck comes on in place of Steven Jennings.

71:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Clarke by Kevin Dawson. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

70:36

The ball is crossed by Leon Clarke.

68:49

Unfair challenge on Stephen Elliott by Byron Webster results in a free kick. Carl Baker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

68:13

Carl Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Edwards. Marek Stech takes the direct free kick.

66:11

Stephen Elliott takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

65:39

Paddy Madden takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

64:28

Jordan Clarke produces a cross, Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

63:00

Franck Moussa produces a cross, clearance by James McAllister.

62:04

The referee blows for offside against Paddy Madden. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

61:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cyrus Christie by James McAllister. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Carl Baker.

58:53

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

57:53

James Bailey crosses the ball, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

56:17

Steven Jennings has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:34

Leon Clarke takes a shot. Blocked by Dan Burn.

55:02

Effort from inside the box by Stephen Elliott bounces off the post.

53:28

Unfair challenge on Kevin Dawson by Steven Jennings results in a free kick. Marek Stech takes the direct free kick.

52:50

The ball is delivered by Leon Clarke, Dan Burn makes a clearance. Carl Baker takes a inswinging corner.

52:17 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Elliott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary McSheffrey.

51:56

Shot from just outside the area by James Bailey goes over the bar.

51:34

Franck Moussa takes a shot. Blocked by Byron Webster.

51:23

A cross is delivered by Gary McSheffrey.

50:59

Carl Baker delivers the ball, save by Marek Stech.

49:36

Paddy Madden produces a cross, save by Joe Murphy. Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Burn on Leon Clarke. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Carl Baker, Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

49:02

Kevin Dawson produces a cross.

48:46

Kevin Dawson crosses the ball.

47:12

The official flags Leon Clarke offside. James McAllister takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Clarke on for Blair Adams.

45:00 +3:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:13

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball, save by Marek Stech.

45:00 +0:18

The assist for the goal came from Sam Foley.

45:00 +0:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Paddy Madden - Coventry 0 - 1 Yeovil Paddy Madden finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Coventry 0-1 Yeovil.

44:28

Leon Clarke takes a shot. Clearance by Dan Burn.

43:51

Luke Ayling sends in a cross, Shot by Paddy Madden. Save made by Joe Murphy.

42:47

Luke Ayling produces a cross, clearance made by Richard Wood. Sam Foley takes a shot. Blocked by Cyrus Christie.

42:15

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson played to the near post, clearance by Carl Baker.

42:07

Joe Edwards crosses the ball, Steven Jennings gets a block in.

40:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Dawson on Blair Adams. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from left wing, Leon Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Burn. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

39:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cyrus Christie on Paddy Madden. Free kick crossed right-footed by Edward Upson from left wing, save by Joe Murphy.

37:32

James McAllister challenges Franck Moussa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, Marek Stech makes a save.

36:59

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line.

36:42

A cross is delivered by Blair Adams, Joe Edwards gets a block in.

36:32

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie.

35:52

Franck Moussa fouled by Edward Upson, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Baker restarts play with the free kick.

35:04

Centre by Gary McSheffrey, blocked by Joe Edwards.

34:15

Franck Moussa produces a cross, Carl Baker challenges James McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.

33:50

Carl Baker takes a outswinging corner.

31:56

Floated corner taken from the left by-line by Gary McSheffrey, Leon Clarke takes a shot. James McAllister gets a block in.

31:48

Centre by Blair Adams, clearance by Byron Webster.

31:04

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie, Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.

30:44

The ball is delivered by Paddy Madden, save by Joe Murphy.

29:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Baker by Joe Edwards. William Edjenguele takes the direct free kick.

27:03

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Marek Stech makes a save.

27:03 Booking

Booking Sam Foley receives a caution.

26:47

Sam Foley challenges Cyrus Christie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

26:05

The ball is delivered by Paddy Madden, Headed effort from inside the area by Edward Upson misses to the right of the target.

25:55

Centre by Luke Ayling, clearance by William Edjenguele.

25:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Bailey on Sam Foley. James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

25:17

The ball is crossed by Kevin Dawson.

24:52

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on James McAllister, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

24:13

Edward Upson takes a shot. William Edjenguele gets a block in.

23:46

Kevin Dawson takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

23:18

Floated corner taken by James McAllister from the left by-line.

22:48

Sam Foley takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

22:27

James Bailey takes a shot. Save made by Marek Stech.

21:02

Cyrus Christie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paddy Madden. Free kick crossed right-footed by Edward Upson from left wing.

18:43

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Leon Clarke goes wide of the left-hand post.

18:05

The ball is crossed by Franck Moussa, Dan Burn makes a clearance.

16:14

Corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker, clearance made by Dan Burn.

13:04

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, clearance by Byron Webster.

12:14

The referee blows for offside. Richard Wood restarts play with the free kick.

11:01

William Edjenguele concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hayter. The free kick is delivered left-footed by James McAllister from right wing, Foul by Dan Burn on Richard Wood, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

10:09

Carl Baker takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

9:37

The referee blows for offside. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

9:08

James Bailey takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

8:12

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by James McAllister.

8:04

Centre by Leon Clarke, James McAllister manages to make a clearance.

7:20

The ball is swung over by Joe Edwards, clearance by William Edjenguele.

6:19

The ball is swung over by James McAllister, Joe Murphy makes a save.

5:20

Paddy Madden is ruled offside. William Edjenguele restarts play with the free kick.

4:46

The ball is sent over by Gary McSheffrey, Dan Burn makes a clearance.

3:52

The referee blows for offside against Paddy Madden. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

2:41

James McAllister crosses the ball, Paddy Madden produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

2:03

Carl Baker sends in a cross, save by Marek Stech.

1:28

Outswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

1:13

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball.

1:01

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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