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Coventry City 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Coventry City made it five consecutive league wins with a 2-1 victory over Doncaster Rovers.

Goals from Jordy Hiwula and Luke Thomas lifted Mark Robins' side into the play-off positions and drops Doncaster, who are without a win in three, down into eighth.

Coventry took the lead after 20 minutes when Hiwula rifled in an unstoppable volley.

The Sky Blues doubled their advantage after 41 minutes when Thomas unleashed a spectacular effort in off the post.

Doncaster pulled one back as Joe Wright smashed the ball home, but the visitors couldn't find that elusive equaliser.

Both sides had made a positive start, with Michael Doyle and Tom Davies testing the reactions of Rovers keeper Mark Marosi, before Grant McCann's side fashioned a chance of their own through Danny Andrew.

But it was Coventry, revelling in confidence from their recent form, who created the more clear-cut chances, with Jordan Willis and Jonson Clarke-Harris guilty of missing gilt-edged opportunities.

The second-half, however, proved to be a stark contrast to the first and despite Doncaster's dominance, Coventry held on.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 5Davies
  • 12Brown
  • 23Thomas
  • 20BaylissSubstituted forKellyat 63'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forOgogoat 81'minutes
  • 10ChaplinSubstituted forJonesat 71'minutes
  • 18Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 6Kelly
  • 7Jones
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Ogogo
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 27Thompson

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 17Blair
  • 5Wright
  • 12AndersonBooked at 78mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forAndersonat 57'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 15KaneBooked at 14mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 9Marquis
  • 7WilksSubstituted forTaylorat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 16Taylor
  • 19May
  • 21Longbottom
  • 22Anderson
  • 24Amos
  • 35Horton
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
11,006

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Dujon Sterling.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt saved. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Abu Ogogo replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Attempt missed. Jodi Jones (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.

Booking

Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Hand ball by Jodi Jones (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Conor Chaplin.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Liam Kelly replaces Tom Bayliss.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Taylor replaces Mallik Wilks.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jermaine Anderson replaces Ali Crawford.

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

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Ali Crawford (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Foul by Junior Brown (Coventry City).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Dujon Sterling.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Coventry City 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth16105127141335
2Peterborough16103333211233
3Sunderland1595130131732
4Barnsley1584328141428
5Luton168442719828
6Accrington167632018227
7Coventry168351917227
8Doncaster167452522325
9Walsall157441819-125
10Fleetwood166552416823
11Southend167272121023
12Blackpool145721712522
13Charlton156452220222
14Rochdale165472231-919
15Wycombe164662224-218
16Burton155371921-218
17Scunthorpe164572334-1117
18Gillingham154382328-515
19Shrewsbury163671419-515
20Bristol Rovers163581114-314
21Oxford Utd163581724-714
22Plymouth163491827-913
23Wimbledon1632111024-1411
24Bradford1631121230-1810
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