Franck Moussa's late goal lifted Coventry City out of the drop zone at the expense of winless Gillingham.

The home side led after just 55 seconds, Leon Clarke converting Cyrus Christie's cross before ex-City striker Cody McDonald levelled from 12 yards.

Clarke squandered numerous chances for the hosts and hit the woodwork twice.

Callum Wilson then struck a post but Moussa bundled in Clarke's goal-bound header for his fourth of the season from Blair Adams' corner.

The result means Steven Pressley's side are on four points, despite starting the season with minus 10, and are still unbeaten at their temporary Sixfields home.

Coventry are groundsharing with Northampton following a dispute with the owners of the Ricoh Arena and have now scored 13 goals in four games at the stadium.

Gillingham remain in the bottom four and are still searching for a first victory since earning promotion last term.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams Booked
  • 04 Webster
  • 24 Clarke
  • 06 Thomas
  • 07 Fleck
  • 08 Baker (Manset - 72' )
  • 14 Moussa (Willis - 89' )
  • 09 Clarke
  • 20 Wilson

Substitutes

  • 13 Burge
  • 16 Barton
  • 19 Willis
  • 31 Haynes
  • 30 Garner
  • 10 Manset
  • 17 Daniels

Gillingham

  • 01 Nelson Booked
  • 03 Martin
  • 06 Legge
  • 23 Harriman (Muggleton - 89' )
  • 26 Barrett Booked
  • 04 Linganzi
  • 11 Weston
  • 14 Allen
  • 19 Hollands (Akinfenwa - 88' )
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 10 McDonald (Gregory - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Howard
  • 05 Davies
  • 33 Muggleton
  • 12 Gregory
  • 15 Dack
  • 31 Hessenthaler
  • 08 Akinfenwa
Ref: Kettle
Att: 2,046

Match Stats

Shots

25 6

On target

8 3

Corners

7 5

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:12

Jordan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:58

Danny Kedwell is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

90:00 +2:33

John Fleck takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:55

Adam Barrett shown a yellow card.

90:00 +1:55 Booking

Booking

90:00 +1:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Clarke by Adam Barrett.

90:00 +1:01

Callum Wilson takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

90:00 +0:27

Mathieu Manset has an effort at goal. Adam Barrett gets a block in.

90:00 +0:05

John Fleck restarts play with the free kick.

89:42

Foul by Charlie Allen on Callum Wilson, free kick awarded.

88:27 Substitution

Substitution Franck Moussa leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Willis.

88:10 Substitution

Substitution Michael Harriman leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Muggleton.

87:58 Substitution

Substitution Danny Hollands leaves the field to be replaced by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

84:25

Centre by Cyrus Christie.

82:45

Blair Adams provided the assist for the goal.

82:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Franck Moussa - Coventry 2 - 1 Gillingham Franck Moussa scores with a header. Coventry 2-1 Gillingham.

82:23

Corner from the right by-line taken by Blair Adams.

82:05

Franck Moussa takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Harriman.

81:00

Callum Wilson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Harriman.

80:21

Clearance by Leon Legge.

80:16

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie.

79:11

Clearance made by Adam Barrett.

79:04

Blair Adams crosses the ball.

78:21 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gregory joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cody McDonald.

75:50

Adam Barrett manages to make a clearance.

75:43

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie.

73:38 Booking

Booking

73:38

Stuart Nelson receives a caution for time wasting.

72:41

Leon Clarke takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

72:00 Substitution

Substitution Carl Baker leaves the field to be replaced by Mathieu Manset.

71:24

Header by Leon Clarke misses right.

71:13

Corner taken by Carl Baker from the left by-line.

70:42

Shot by Franck Moussa.

70:32

Clearance by Adam Barrett.

70:24

Carl Baker crosses the ball.

70:04

Adam Barrett makes a clearance.

69:59

The ball is sent over by Carl Baker.

69:16

Joe Martin takes the free kick.

68:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Amine Linganzi.

65:50

Free kick taken by Charlie Allen.

65:37

Andy Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cody McDonald.

63:39

Corner taken by Myles Weston from the left by-line.

63:14

The ball is swung over by Joe Martin.

62:11

Leon Clarke takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

60:34

Clearance by Leon Legge.

60:26

Corner taken by Blair Adams.

59:48

Carl Baker has an effort at goal.

58:50

Clearance made by Andy Webster.

58:43

Corner taken by Myles Weston from the left by-line.

58:04

Carl Baker takes the free kick.

57:54

Carl Baker fouled by Amine Linganzi, the ref awards a free kick.

55:46

Shot by Carl Baker. Stuart Nelson safely holds on.

55:28

Free kick taken by John Fleck.

55:21

Handball decision goes against Danny Hollands.

54:29

Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.

54:21

Unfair challenge on Andy Webster by Cody McDonald results in a free kick.

53:06

Leon Clarke gets a header at goal. Stuart Nelson catches the ball.

53:00

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball.

52:44

Clearance made by Leon Legge.

52:39

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie.

52:29

Andy Webster takes the free kick.

52:19

Unfair challenge on Leon Clarke by Myles Weston results in a free kick.

52:11

Clearance made by Jordan Clarke.

52:05

Joe Martin crosses the ball.

50:48

Header by Adam Barrett misses right.

50:36

Free kick crossed by Myles Weston.

50:18 Booking

Booking

50:18

The referee shows Blair Adams a yellow card.

49:59

Charlie Allen fouled by Blair Adams, the ref awards a free kick.

48:33

Leon Clarke takes a shot and cleared the net.

48:20

John Fleck takes the free kick.

48:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Amine Linganzi on Franck Moussa.

46:58

Leon Clarke takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

46:36

Carl Baker produces a cross.

46:03

Clearance by Adam Barrett.

45:53

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker.

45:31

Blair Adams takes the free kick.

45:22

Danny Kedwell challenges John Fleck unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:44

Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

45:00 +0:17

The referee blows for offside.

42:50

Leon Clarke takes a shot.

40:22

Danny Hollands crosses the ball.

39:39

Free kick crossed by Stuart Nelson.

39:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Callum Wilson.

38:54

Callum Wilson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Leon Legge gets a block in.

38:28

Jordan Clarke takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Barrett.

37:53

Corner taken by Carl Baker.

37:27

Blair Adams crosses the ball.

36:41

Shot by Franck Moussa. Blocked by Leon Legge.

36:28

Joe Martin makes a clearance.

36:21

Corner from the left by-line taken by Carl Baker.

34:26

Header by Jordan Clarke goes harmlessly over the bar.

34:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Carl Baker.

33:30

Centre by Carl Baker.

33:10

Free kick taken by Myles Weston.

32:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Allen by Franck Moussa.

31:59

Shot by Carl Baker. Stuart Nelson catches the ball.

30:59

Cyrus Christie takes the free kick.

30:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Martin on Carl Baker.

30:20

Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.

30:08

Danny Hollands fouled by Conor Thomas, the ref awards a free kick.

29:58

Adam Barrett manages to make a clearance.

29:51

Blair Adams delivers the ball.

28:26

Myles Weston takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

27:05

Adam Barrett makes a clearance.

26:56

The ball is sent over by Cyrus Christie.

26:29

Leon Legge takes a shot. Joe Murphy catches the ball.

25:19

Joe Murphy manages to make a clearance.

25:03

Free kick crossed by Myles Weston.

24:43

Foul by Blair Adams on Cody McDonald, free kick awarded.

24:10

A cross is delivered by Carl Baker.

23:18

Danny Hollands restarts play with the free kick.

23:01

Cyrus Christie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Myles Weston.

18:54

Callum Wilson takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

18:44

Franck Moussa crosses the ball.

17:16

Jordan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

17:07

The offside flag is raised against Cody McDonald.

15:05

Callum Wilson takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

14:29

Callum Wilson takes a shot.

14:26

The ball is swung over by Carl Baker.

13:55

The ball is swung over by Blair Adams.

12:36

Corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line.

11:38

Shot by Leon Clarke.

9:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Cody McDonald - Coventry 1 - 1 Gillingham Cody McDonald scores with their right foot. Coventry 1-1 Gillingham.

9:26

Corner taken by Charlie Allen from the left by-line.

8:43

Free kick crossed by Charlie Allen.

8:22

Foul by Cyrus Christie on Myles Weston, free kick awarded.

7:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Allen.

6:55

Amine Linganzi takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

6:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Allen.

6:02

Headed chance falls to Amine Linganzi. A parry by Joe Murphy prevents the goal.

5:31

Myles Weston crosses the ball in from the free kick.

5:11

Blair Adams concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Allen.

1:25

Assist on the goal came from Cyrus Christie.

1:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Clarke - Coventry 1 - 0 Gillingham Leon Clarke scores with a left foot finish. Coventry 1-0 Gillingham.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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