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Swindon Town 2-1 Coventry City

Substitute Miles Storey scored a late winner as Swindon came from behind to beat mid-table Coventry in League One.

The Sky Blues took the lead when Leon Clarke headed in Carl Baker's cross from close range.

Yaser Kasim levelled the game with a strike from outside the box before John Fleck hit the bar for the visitors from 35 yards.

And Storey sealed victory for the Robins with a chipped shot from inside the area to move them up to seventh.

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Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

"I thought it was a fantastic game of football. They're the best team we've played.

"We didn't start great. The wind was a factor and they settled better than us.

"We made some radical changes and I decided to open the game up and see if we could win it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

"That was tense and hard work for the coaching staff."

Coventry manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It's hugely frustrating and hugely disappointing for everybody. Since I came to this club, probably the opening 45 minutes was as good as performance you're likely to see from a Coventry side.

"Make no mistake, we played against a very, very good Swindon team. We were absolutely magnificent in the first half and I thought we were very good in the second half: we hit the bar, we hit the post.

"These players couldn't have given any more today. They left nothing on that football pitch. "I'm devastated for them. There's no doubt about it we should have won the game."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1FoderinghamBooked at 90mins
  • 3Byrne
  • 14McEveleySubstituted forBarthramat 45'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 5Hall
  • 22Ward
  • 7HarleySubstituted forStoreyat 71'minutes
  • 8MasonSubstituted forKasimat 45'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9Ranger
  • 33Ajose
  • 11Pritchard

Substitutes

  • 12N'Guessan
  • 15Kasim
  • 19Thompson
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 39Gladwin

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2ChristieBooked at 44mins
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forMaguireat 88'minutes
  • 6C ThomasBooked at 53mins
  • 15Seaborne
  • 24Clarke
  • 8BakerBooked at 60mins
  • 7FleckBooked at 41mins
  • 21Dagnall
  • 9L Clarke
  • 14Moussa

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 12Maguire
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 17Daniels
  • 18Phillips
  • 31Haynes
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
9,291

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Chris Dagnall (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).
Attempt missed. Conor Thomas (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Billy Daniels replaces Blair Adams.

Booking

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).
Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.
Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Coventry City 1. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
John Fleck (Coventry City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from more than 35 yards.
Grant Hall (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Dagnall (Coventry City).
Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Leon Clarke (Coventry City).
Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2113532444
2Wolves2113531944
3Brentford2113441443
4Peterborough2112361139
5Preston211083838
6Rotherham21984935
7Swindon2110381033
8Walsall21966533
9Bradford217951030
10Port Vale21939-330
11MK Dons20848428
12Crawley21687-426
13Coventry211056625
14Gillingham227411-925
15Colchester21597-724
16Carlisle21669-1224
17Shrewsbury21588-223
18Oldham206410-522
19Sheff Utd215610-921
20Tranmere215511-1520
21Stevenage215412-1319
22Notts County225314-918
23Crewe214611-2518
24Bristol City212109-716
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