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CoventryCoventry City0OldhamOldham Athletic0

Coventry City 0-0 Oldham Athletic

Winless Coventry City slipped to the bottom of League One after being held to another goalless draw by Oldham Athletic.

The hosts had the better of the first half but, once again, struggled to turn that dominance into goals.

Jodi Jones had a couple of efforts miss the target, while Marvin Sordell finished the best move of the game with a scuffed shot that drifted wide.

After Oldham midfielder Paul Green's low-range strike was deflected wide 10 minutes before the break, he then fired over the bar from the resulting corner.

The best opportunity fell to Coventry's Marcus Tudgay on the stroke of half-time - but he headed Lewis Page's inch-perfect cross wide of the target.

Impressive Sky Blues full-back Jamie Sterry was carried off on a stretcher at the start of the second half after taking a horrible blow to the head.

That cleared the way for Oldham to have their best spell as Ollie Banks and Green both fired over, while striker Lee Erwin, who was quiet in the first half, hit the bar from the edge of the box.

Banks had two efforts saved by Reice Charles-Cook as the visitors sensed they could claim a late victory but, despite finishing the stronger, Coventry go bottom, thanks to Rochdale's 2-1 home win over Fleetwood.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 22SterrySubstituted forKelly-Evansat 53'minutes
  • 2Willis
  • 4Turnbull
  • 15Page
  • 5BigirimanaBooked at 62mins
  • 13GadzhevBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLameirasat 45'minutes
  • 10Jones
  • 11ReidSubstituted forStevensonat 63'minutes
  • 20Tudgay
  • 17Sordell

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 8Lameiras
  • 9Agyei
  • 18Ricketts
  • 21Wright
  • 30Kelly-Evans
  • 31Stevenson

Oldham

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Ripley
  • 2LawSubstituted forCroftat 45'minutes
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Wilson
  • 5Burgess
  • 31DunneBooked at 64mins
  • 6KlokSubstituted forFlynnat 81'minutes
  • 8Banks
  • 28GreenBooked at 41mins
  • 12LadapoSubstituted forOseiat 67'minutes
  • 19Erwin

Substitutes

  • 7Flynn
  • 9Mckay
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 16Dummigan
  • 18Osei
  • 27McLaughlin
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
8,813

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan Flynn replaces Marc Klok.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Lewis Page (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe75111871116
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton723210919
15Walsall8233911-29
16MK Dons8233810-29
17Wimbledon82241013-38
18Swindon7223710-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Southend8224914-58
21Bristol Rovers7142911-27
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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