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Stevenage 1-1 Coventry City

Tom Pett salvaged a point for Stevenage as they drew against a Coventry side that proved a typically tough nut to crack.

It may feel like two points dropped for the Sky Blues, who have the best defence in League Two and led for so long, but they still moved up to sixth in the table.

Coventry broke through with a scrappy goal following a Jordan Shipley corner, as Marc McNulty bundled in from close range after his initial shot was blocked.

Dan Newton volleyed over a decent chance for Stevenage in the first minute of the second half after Jonathan Smith had flicked on Joe Martin's free-kick.

Joe Fryer kept the hosts in the contest as he did well to push out Maxime Biamou's low shot across goal and his save proved absolutely vital.

With 14 minutes left, Stevenage equalised as substitute Alex Samuel helped the ball through to Pett, who managed to lift his shot into the net via the underside of the bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 4King
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 3Martin
  • 30McKee
  • 8BeautymanSubstituted forSamuelat 61'minutes
  • 2Smith
  • 11PettSubstituted forConlonat 90+1'minutes
  • 19Newton
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 33Wilmot

Coventry

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Burge
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 12Davies
  • 24Haynes
  • 6KellySubstituted forMaycockat 20'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 10McNultySubstituted forPonticelliat 90+3'minutes
  • 26ShipleyBooked at 31mins
  • 11JonesSubstituted forVincentiat 64'minutes
  • 9Biamou

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 7Vincenti
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 28Maycock
  • 38Ponticelli
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,544

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Coventry City 1.

  2. Post update

    Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alex Samuel (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

  7. Post update

    Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Marc McNulty.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Tom Davies.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Tom Pett.

  12. Post update

    Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Coventry City).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Mark McKee (Stevenage).

  15. Post update

    Ryan Haynes (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton19115346172938
2Notts County19115333191438
3Accrington19114432201237
4Exeter1910362622433
5Swindon1910273024632
6Coventry199462011931
7Mansfield198742821731
8Wycombe198653628830
9Colchester198562521429
10Newport197662622427
11Lincoln City197662118327
12Carlisle197572726126
13Stevenage197572630-426
14Grimsby197572226-426
15Cambridge197571623-726
16Cheltenham196582628-223
17Crawley195591622-620
18Yeovil195592636-1020
19Crewe1962112032-1220
20Forest Green1954102238-1619
21Port Vale1953111828-1018
22Morecambe194691424-1018
23Barnet1945102127-617
24Chesterfield1944112135-1416
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