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Coventry City 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Cian Bolger's last-gasp goal gave Fleetwood victory at League One's bottom club Coventry.

The defender powered home a bullet header from a corner with just a minute of normal time left to seal a victory which lifts Fleetwood up to fourth in the table.

Struggling Coventry could have few complaints as they were outplayed for most of the game.

Ashley Hunter could well have put the visitors in front in only the seventh minute when he pulled a fine save out of goalkeeper Lee Burge with a low, angled shot.

Bobby Grant also saw a first-half effort deflected just wide as it seemed to be heading goalwards, while Coventry's best chance of the opening 45 minutes came when Andy Rose's mishit cross threatened to creep in under the crossbar.

Coventry had the best chance of the game in the 50th minute when Callum Reilly's header from a Ryan Haynes cross hit the post with keeper Alex Cairns beaten.

Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler rang the changes as a win looked to be slipping from their grasp - but Bolger helped keep up their promotion push at the death.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 19Rawson
  • 7ClarkeBooked at 56mins
  • 4Turnbull
  • 2Willis
  • 6RoseSubstituted forLameirasat 85'minutes
  • 31Stevenson
  • 12Reilly
  • 24Haynes
  • 27Thomas
  • 16BeavonSubstituted forJonesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Jones
  • 11Reid
  • 13Gadzhev
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 29Harries
  • 30Kelly-Evans

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 5Eastham
  • 12BolgerBooked at 58mins
  • 37Davies
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 73mins
  • 34Dempsey
  • 18GlendonSubstituted forSchwablat 69'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 3Bell
  • 10BallSubstituted forBurnsat 75'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forLongat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 9Burns
  • 15Nirennold
  • 19Long
  • 38Schwabl
  • 43Maguire
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
8,129

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Farrend Rawson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces Andy Rose.

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces David Ball.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt blocked. Markus Schwabl (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Markus Schwabl replaces George Glendon.

George Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

George Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Chris Long replaces Ashley Hunter.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Stevenson.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Nathan Clarke (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Coventry City).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd28176553322157
2Scunthorpe27167453262755
3Bolton26155635191650
4Fleetwood27137740291146
5Bradford281113434231146
6Rochdale27143104136545
7Southend2711973934542
8Peterborough2611874031941
9Millwall2711794240240
10Bristol Rovers28116114750-339
11Wimbledon2791083833537
12Oxford Utd27107103430437
13Walsall2791083335-237
14Charlton2681263326736
15Port Vale2688102939-1032
16MK Dons2687113437-331
17Gillingham2787123443-931
18Northampton2886143948-930
19Swindon2878132741-1429
20Shrewsbury2877142740-1328
21Bury2875164355-1226
22Chesterfield2875162845-1726
23Oldham26410121328-1522
24Coventry2749142339-1621
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