Coventry suffered their first League One defeat at their Sixfields 'home' this season at the hands of Brentford.

Clayton Donaldson and Martin Taylor netted for the Bees to lift them up one place in the table to 10th, while Coventry remain third from bottom.

Ex-Crewe striker Donaldson pounced on an error by Cyrus Christie to slot in past Sky Blues keeper Joe Murphy.

On-loan centre-back Taylor headed in from a corner, his second goal in three games for Brentford, to seal the win.

Coventry, who were deducted 10 points at the start of the season after being placed in administration, had erased that deficit with three wins and one draw from their first four games at their temporary home.

Leon Clarke wasted their best chance prior to Donaldson's opener, while Callum Wilson was denied by Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee with the game delicately poised at 1-0.

Christie atoned for his earlier mistake by clearing Farid El Alagui's effort off the line late on, but the result was already beyond doubt by then.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 04 Webster
  • 24 Clarke
  • 06 Thomas
  • 07 Fleck
  • 14 Moussa
  • 16 Barton (Manset - 46' )
  • 09 Clarke
  • 20 Wilson Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Burge
  • 18 Phillips
  • 19 Willis
  • 31 Haynes
  • 30 Garner
  • 34 Rankin
  • 10 Manset

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 05 Craig
  • 06 Dean
  • 14 Logan
  • 38 Taylor
  • 04 Forshaw
  • 11 Grigg (El Alagui - 72' )
  • 12 McCormack (Reeves - 85' )
  • 19 Fillo (Saunders - 64' )
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 09 Donaldson

Substitutes

  • 21 O'Brien
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 07 Saunders
  • 22 Reeves
  • 26 Teixeira
  • 10 El Alagui
  • 29 Trotta
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 2,650

Match Stats

Shots

5 13

On target

2 8

Corners

4 9

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:28 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:57

Corner taken by Sam Saunders.

90:00 +2:51

Farid El Alagui takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

90:00 +2:18

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Saunders.

90:00 +1:52

Shot by Clayton Donaldson. Joe Murphy parries the ball away.

90:00 +0:14

Unfair challenge on Jake Reeves by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick.

89:34

Andy Webster makes a clearance.

86:31

Free kick taken by Shaleum Logan.

86:19

Adam Forshaw fouled by Andy Webster, the ref awards a free kick.

85:48

Clearance by Tony Craig.

85:45

Centre by Blair Adams.

85:17

Franck Moussa restarts play with the free kick.

85:11

Handball by Harlee Dean.

84:35 Substitution

Substitution Alan McCormack leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Reeves.

84:04

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

82:31

Header by Conor Thomas goes harmlessly over the bar.

82:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Cyrus Christie.

81:28

Cyrus Christie takes the free kick.

81:26

The offside flag is raised against Alan McCormack.

80:02

Free kick taken by Jordan Clarke.

79:59

The referee blows for offside.

79:45

Martin Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

78:16

Unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Mathieu Manset results in a free kick.

77:33

Jordan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

77:25

The offside flag is raised against Farid El Alagui.

75:58

Sam Saunders has an effort at goal.

71:27

Conor Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

71:18 Substitution

Substitution Farid El Alagui on for Will Grigg.

70:56

Will Grigg concedes a free kick for a foul on Franck Moussa.

69:09

Andy Webster restarts play with the free kick.

69:01

Andy Webster fouled by Clayton Donaldson, the ref awards a free kick.

67:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Martin Taylor - Coventry 0 - 2 Brentford Martin Taylor heads the ball into the goal. Coventry 0-2 Brentford.

66:57

Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line.

66:32

Callum Wilson takes a shot. A parry by Richard Lee prevents the goal.

65:42

Callum Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

65:32

Foul by Shaleum Logan on Callum Wilson, free kick awarded.

64:34 Booking

Booking

64:34

Booking for Callum Wilson for unsporting behaviour.

64:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sam Saunders.

63:52 Substitution

Substitution Martin Fillo goes off and Sam Saunders comes on.

61:06

Martin Fillo has an effort at goal. Parried by Joe Murphy back into danger.

59:44

Shot by Clayton Donaldson.

57:52

Richard Lee takes the free kick.

57:40

Unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan by Blair Adams results in a free kick.

56:37

Header at goal by Will Grigg goes over the frame of the goal.

56:23

The ball is delivered by Clayton Donaldson.

55:11

John Fleck takes a shot and cleared the goal.

54:48

Clearance by Harlee Dean.

54:45

The ball is swung over by Blair Adams.

52:20

Adam Forshaw crosses the ball in from the free kick.

51:53

Blair Adams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Fillo.

50:57

Corner taken by Blair Adams.

50:38

Leon Clarke takes a shot. Richard Lee fumbles the ball.

48:24

Free kick taken by Conor Thomas.

48:20

Will Grigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

47:00

Shot by Alan McCormack went wide of the left-hand upright.

46:48

Free kick taken by Adam Forshaw.

46:06

Foul by Mathieu Manset on Alan McCormack, free kick awarded.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Mathieu Manset comes on in place of Adam Barton.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:22

Richard Lee restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Craig by Adam Barton.

44:08

Will Grigg takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

43:49

The ball is sent over by Toumani Diagouraga.

43:02

Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

42:53

Alan McCormack is adjudged to have handled the ball.

41:32

Andy Webster manages to make a clearance.

41:27

Corner taken by Adam Forshaw.

40:37

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot.

39:42

Clearance made by Andy Webster.

39:33

The ball is crossed by Tony Craig.

39:15

The ball is sent over by Martin Fillo.

39:10

The ball is sent over by Martin Fillo.

37:54

Clearance by John Fleck.

37:46

The ball is crossed by Clayton Donaldson.

37:21

Alan McCormack has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

37:05

Andy Webster makes a clearance.

36:53

Harlee Dean crosses the ball in from the free kick.

36:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Fillo by Franck Moussa.

36:20

Clearance by Harlee Dean.

36:16

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball.

35:04

Clayton Donaldson sends in a cross.

32:27

Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

32:09

The referee gives a free kick against Clayton Donaldson for handball.

32:01

Clearance by Andy Webster.

31:54

Adam Forshaw restarts play with the free kick.

31:31

Jordan Clarke challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:49

Blair Adams takes the free kick.

30:38

Martin Fillo concedes a free kick for a foul on Franck Moussa.

30:28

Free kick taken by Conor Thomas.

30:16

Unfair challenge on Conor Thomas by Toumani Diagouraga results in a free kick.

28:52

Free kick taken by Blair Adams.

28:34

Martin Fillo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Blair Adams.

26:44

Harlee Dean makes a clearance.

26:39

Centre by Cyrus Christie.

26:22

Clearance by Tony Craig.

24:48

Centre by Alan McCormack.

21:06

Martin Fillo provided the assist for the goal.

21:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Clayton Donaldson - Coventry 0 - 1 Brentford Clayton Donaldson grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Coventry 0-1 Brentford.

20:29

The ball is crossed by Franck Moussa.

19:48

Jordan Clarke makes a clearance.

19:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Forshaw.

19:10

Clearance made by Andy Webster.

19:01

Corner taken by Adam Forshaw from the right by-line.

18:20

Jordan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

18:13

Shaleum Logan sends in a cross.

17:26

Clearance made by Andy Webster.

17:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Forshaw.

17:07

Clearance made by Adam Barton.

16:40

Corner taken by Adam Forshaw.

12:47

Header by Callum Wilson misses left.

12:36

The ball is swung over by Cyrus Christie.

11:59

Martin Taylor makes a clearance.

11:54

The ball is delivered by Conor Thomas.

10:58

Richard Lee takes the free kick.

10:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Fillo by Blair Adams.

8:28

Andy Webster takes the free kick.

8:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson.

7:12

Adam Forshaw takes the free kick.

6:52

Conor Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Forshaw.

5:09

Andy Webster makes a clearance.

4:58

The ball is swung over by Alan McCormack.

3:12

Clearance by Martin Taylor.

2:56

Corner taken by Blair Adams.

2:48

Clearance by Toumani Diagouraga.

2:24

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Barton.

0:43

Andy Webster takes the free kick.

0:24

Blair Adams fouled by Martin Fillo, the ref awards a free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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