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Coventry City 1-0 Southend United

Jordy Hiwula's second-half strike gave Coventry their first back-to-back League One wins since October as they beat Southend to end the year on a high.

The Sky Blues upped the intensity in the second period and were rewarded for their efforts as Hiwula grabbed his fifth goal of the season.

Coventry had a penalty appeal waved away by referee Kevin Johnson six minutes in as Conor Chaplin's strike looked to have hit the hand of Southend full-back Elvis Bwomono.

Brave defending from Jordan Willis prevented John White from giving Southend the lead 20 minutes in, as the Sky Blues defender did enough to ensure White could not get his header on target.

A well-worked free-kick routine found Chaplin unmarked at the back post, but the striker sent his volley into the stands.

Coventry started the second half brilliantly and their patient build-up play sliced open the Southend defence as Tom Bayliss slipped Hiwula through on goal and the forward made no mistake as he calmly slotted past Nathan Bishop.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 3MasonSubstituted forMcCallumat 82'minutes
  • 20Bayliss
  • 6Kelly
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 62'minutes
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forDoyleat 82'minutes
  • 10ChaplinBooked at 90mins
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 8Doyle
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 22Andreu
  • 33Addai
  • 41McCallum

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 23Moore
  • 48White
  • 32HendrieSubstituted forBunnat 83'minutes
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forHutchinsonat 73'minutes
  • 8DiengBooked at 50mins
  • 18Mantom
  • 7KightlyBooked at 48minsSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31Robinson
  • 10Cox

Substitutes

  • 6Turner
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 22Smith
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 30Bunn
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 37Clifford
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
11,395

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, Southend United 0.

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

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

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dujon Sterling.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Bayliss.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City).

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Sam Mantom (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Liam Kelly (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Harry Bunn replaces Stephen Hendrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Michael Doyle replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Sam McCallum replaces Brandon Mason.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Coventry City).

Taylor Moore (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Isaac Hutchinson replaces Dru Yearwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Michael Kightly.

Attempt missed. Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

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

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

Attempt blocked. Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Jordan Shipley because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dujon Sterling.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth25166344232154
2Luton25156449242551
3Sunderland23138244232147
4Barnsley24136540221845
5Peterborough25128545311444
6Charlton25134840291143
7Doncaster25126742321042
8Blackpool249872624235
9Coventry25105102629-335
10Accrington249782732-534
11Fleetwood2596103530533
12Southend25102133031-132
13Wycombe258893436-232
14Walsall258892739-1232
15Burton2494113033-331
16Rochdale2586113347-1430
17Shrewsbury2578102932-329
18Gillingham2584133641-528
19Bristol Rovers2575132529-426
20Oxford Utd2568113138-726
21Bradford2573152840-1224
22Scunthorpe2566133051-2124
23Wimbledon2564151935-1622
24Plymouth2556142847-1921
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