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Coventry City 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon failed to close the gap to safety in League One after drawing at Coventry.

The visitors sucker-punched the promotion-chasing Sky Blues in the second minute at the Ricoh Arena as Jake Jervis put them ahead.

But Wally Downes' rock-bottom side failed to hold on for a vital three points in their relegation battle as Luke Thomas drew Coventry level just after the hour, leaving both teams having to settle for a share of the spoils.

Jervis pounced just 72 seconds in with a well-taken finish from close range after Coventry failed to clear their lines from a corner.

It was almost two after 13 minutes when Mitch Pinnock wriggled into space and thumped an effort against the bar from outside the box.

At the other end Liam Kelly's effort was well tipped over by Aaron Ramsdale before the Coventry midfielder later fluffed his lines when he fired over from seven yards just before the break.

Coventry's pressure told on the hour, though, when Thomas fired a deflected effort into the bottom corner through a crowded box.

Thomas was almost the Coventry hero 11 minutes from time when his effort whistled past the post.

Andy Barcham also missed a late chance to nick it for basement boys Wimbledon when he was denied by Lee Burge, as the Dons remain five points adrift of safety.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 15Hyam
  • 4Willis
  • 41McCallumSubstituted forGrimmerat 90'minutes
  • 20Bayliss
  • 6Kelly
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 10ChaplinBooked at 75mins
  • 23Thomas
  • 24EnobakhareSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 8Doyle
  • 18Clarke-Harris
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 26Shipley
  • 33Addai

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 2Watson
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 12GarrattSubstituted forPigottat 69'minutes
  • 5Nightingale
  • 11Pinnock
  • 8Hartigan
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 78mins
  • 17Barcham
  • 10JervisSubstituted forTrotterat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Trotter
  • 16Connolly
  • 20Sibbick
  • 22Wood
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
  • 39Pigott
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
10,420

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Tennai Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jack Grimmer replaces Sam McCallum.

Attempt saved. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Sam McCallum.

Attempt saved. Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tennai Watson (AFC Wimbledon).

Booking

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Coventry City).

Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Joe Pigott replaces Tyler Garratt.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Liam Trotter replaces Jake Jervis.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Coventry City).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Bright Enobakhare.

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dujon Sterling.

Foul by Dujon Sterling (Coventry City).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sam McCallum (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth27176446252157
2Luton27158450252553
3Sunderland261410247252252
4Charlton28155846311550
5Barnsley26147543222149
6Peterborough27138647341347
7Doncaster27136849351445
8Coventry28116113032-239
9Blackpool2610882725238
10Fleetwood2798103732535
11Burton27105123636035
12Southend27112143434035
13Wycombe2798103740-335
14Accrington269892735-835
15Scunthorpe2896133653-1733
16Walsall2788112943-1432
17Gillingham2794143945-631
18Shrewsbury2779112935-630
19Rochdale2886143458-2430
20Bristol Rovers2777132529-428
21Oxford Utd2769123343-1027
22Bradford2783163143-1227
23Plymouth2776143449-1527
24Wimbledon2765162138-1723
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