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Colchester United 0-1 Coventry City

Gary Madine
Madine scored to give Coventry their first league away win of the season

Gary Madine earned Coventry City a first away win in League One this season with a second-half strike against Colchester United.

Madine bundled home from five yards with 16 minutes to go after goalkeeper Sam Walker saved from Danny Swanson.

Coventry could have been in front earlier had Frank Nouble not hit a tame effort at Walker from close range.

George Moncur shot just wide for Colchester and Sanchez Watt's free-kick was tipped over by Ryan Allsop.

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I am delighted, not just to win, but with the manner of our win. We didn't simply grind out a 1-0 victory, we thoroughly deserved it.

"Let's not have another false dawn. We have to build on this, it's only one win. We have to put some consistency together.

"I'm delighted for our supporters who have travelled in their numbers and unfortunately, in recent months, they haven't been rewarded for that, so I'm really pleased that we could get them a win.

"There'll be no let-up. We'll work exceptionally hard this week to put together the kind of run that brings pride back to this football club."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 42Kpekawa
  • 38FoxSubstituted forSzmodicsat 70'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 24Moncur
  • 7Sanchez WattSubstituted forHealeyat 64'minutes
  • 11Sears
  • 21MasseySubstituted forRoofeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Eastmond
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 28Szmodics
  • 35O'Donoghue
  • 39Roofe
  • 41Hewitt

Coventry

  • 23Allsop
  • 18PhillipsBooked at 90mins
  • 21Martin
  • 4Webster
  • 5Johnson
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forSwansonat 71'minutes
  • 27Finch
  • 7Fleck
  • 26Haynes
  • 19NoubleSubstituted forBartonat 84'minutes
  • 8Madine

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 9McQuoid
  • 10Swanson
  • 15Miller
  • 16Barton
  • 33Charles-Cook
  • 36Maddison
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,433

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 0, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Coventry City 1.

  3. Booking

    Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).

  5. Post update

    Kemar Roofe (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Walker.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Danny Swanson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kemar Roofe (Colchester United).

  13. Post update

    Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Frank Nouble.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sean Clohessy (Colchester United).

  16. Post update

    Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cole Kpekawa.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City18106233191436
2Swindon18105335201535
3Preston18104430191134
4MK Dons1593330161430
5Sheff Utd179352420430
6Notts County178542416829
7Peterborough188372621527
8Oldham186932520527
9Rochdale1782730191126
10Fleetwood187471917225
11Chesterfield186662525024
12Bradford186572324-123
13Barnsley176472728-122
14Walsall185761516-122
15Port Vale186482325-222
16Doncaster166371723-621
17Crawley185671828-1021
18Coventry185582128-720
19Leyton Orient184772326-319
20Gillingham184681825-718
21Colchester184592428-417
22Yeovil184591428-1417
23Scunthorpe174492132-1116
24Crewe1843111436-2215
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