Match ends, Colchester United 0, Coventry City 1.
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."
- 38FoxSubstituted forSzmodicsat 70'minutes
- 7Sanchez WattSubstituted forHealeyat 64'minutes
- 21MasseySubstituted forRoofeat 70'minutes
- 18PhillipsBooked at 90mins
- 11O'BrienSubstituted forSwansonat 71'minutes
- 19NoubleSubstituted forBartonat 84'minutes
- Andy Woolmer
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Coventry City 1.
Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Aaron Phillips (Coventry City).
Kemar Roofe (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sam Walker.
Attempt saved. Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gary Madine (Coventry City).
Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).
Danny Swanson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kemar Roofe (Colchester United).
Aaron Phillips (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Frank Nouble.
Foul by Sean Clohessy (Colchester United).
Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Cole Kpekawa.
Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tom Eastman.
Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.