Michael Smith's injury-time winner kept Swindon's League One play-offs hopes alive with victory at Coventry.

The away side took the lead on eight minutes when poor City defending left Tottenham-loanee Alex Pritchard unmarked to fire in from 12 yards out.

Coventry drew level just before the break when John Fleck beat two players and scored from the edge of the area.

But Smith headed the winner in the third minute of added time after Jay McEveley's cross from the right.

The result leaves Swindon just four points off the play-offs, while Coventry remain without a win in their last four games.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"[It's] a fantastic way to win a game. I think on the balance of play, probably what we deserved.

"I thought first half we totally dominated the game. We bossed the possession against a really good football team.

"They turned it into more of a scrap in the second half, they tried to press us a little bit higher.

"Michael Smith runs 90 yards and wins the ball back in the bottom corner, 30 seconds later he's heading it in the back of the net."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 19 Willis
  • 06 Thomas
  • 04 Webster
  • 24 Clarke Booked
  • 08 Baker (McGeouch - 71' )
  • 12 Prutton
  • 20 Wilson
  • 10 Delfouneso (Eccleston - 69' )
  • 07 Fleck

Substitutes

  • 03 Adams
  • 09 Eccleston
  • 11 McGeouch
  • 13 Burge
  • 15 Seaborne
  • 26 Marshall
  • 27 Robinson

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson
  • 14 McEveley Booked
  • 29 Branco
  • 41 Archibald-Henville
  • 40 Stephens
  • 39 Gladwin (Storey - 87' )
  • 04 Luongo
  • 28 Smith Booked
  • 03 Byrne
  • 11 Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 07 Harley
  • 17 Waldon
  • 20 Storey
  • 23 Barthram
  • 24 Cox
  • 25 Belford
  • 33 Barker
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 3,091

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

2 6

Corners

2 11

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 2.

90:00 +4:23 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 2.

90:00 +3:47 Booking

Booking Michael Smith (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 2. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James McEveley with a cross.

90:00 +2:53

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:31

Foul by David Prutton (Coventry City).

90:00 +1:31

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:14

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:14

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

88:55

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

88:55

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:29

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

87:53

Attempt blocked. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

86:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Miles Storey replaces Ben Gladwin.

85:53 Booking

Booking Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

85:47

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

85:47

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:37

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

84:37

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:37

Attempt missed. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

83:07

Attempt saved. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

82:23

Attempt saved. Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

81:54

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Prutton.

81:40

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

79:33

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:33

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

79:06

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

79:06

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:10

Attempt blocked. Nathan Eccleston (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

74:11

Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

73:42

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:42

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

72:24

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

72:02

Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:49

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

70:49

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Dylan McGeouch replaces Carl Baker.

69:56

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

68:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Nathan Eccleston replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

67:32

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

67:09

Attempt saved. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:10

Hand ball by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

65:12

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

64:50

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

63:57

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

61:15

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:15

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

60:24

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:24

Foul by David Prutton (Coventry City).

59:50

Attempt missed. James McEveley (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

59:27

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

56:47

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

56:47

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:05

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:05

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

55:10

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

51:27

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:20 Booking

Booking James McEveley (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

49:39

Foul by James McEveley (Swindon Town).

49:39

Callum Wilson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:26

Hand ball by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

45:00

Second Half begins Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 1.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 1.

45:00 +1:07

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00 +0:11

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town).

45:00 +0:11

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 1, Swindon Town 1. John Fleck (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

41:18

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

41:18

Jordan Clarke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:00

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:59

Foul by Callum Wilson (Coventry City).

37:57

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

37:35

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

35:22

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town).

35:22

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:49

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:49

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

34:03

Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).

34:03

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:16

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

27:03

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

25:06

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Andy Webster.

24:21

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:21

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Coventry City).

21:03

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:03

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Coventry City).

20:05

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

20:05

David Prutton (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:31

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:31

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

18:09

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

17:33

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

13:39

Attempt missed. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

10:50

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:50

Foul by David Prutton (Coventry City).

10:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

10:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

9:27

Delay in match Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

7:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Coventry City 0, Swindon Town 1. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

5:39

Attempt missed. James McEveley (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

3:25

Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

2:46

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Andy Webster.

2:18

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

1:55

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:53

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Carl Baker.

0:17

Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:17

Foul by Conor Thomas (Coventry City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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