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Accrington Stanley 0-1 Coventry City

Bright Enobakhare scored his third goal in five games as Coventry celebrated a win at Accrington to boost their play-off hopes.

The on-loan Wolves striker received the ball around 30 yards out and ran at the Stanley defence, evading a number of challenges before finding the bottom corner in the 60th minute.

It was a third win in four games for Mark Robins' men, who could face expulsion from the EFL on Tuesday as they have a deadline to confirm where they will play their home games next season.

The first half was largely forgettable; Stanley's Sean McConville tested Lee Burge in the opening seconds of the game - and that was the only shot on target in the entire half.

Tom Bayliss also went close for Coventry early on with a 20-yard effort which was just wide.

The Sky Blues pressed after the break and got their rewards when Enobakhare went on a superb solo run to celebrate his opener.

Coventry looked the more likely to add to their tally with sub Luke Thomas denied a Coventry second by keeper Dimitar Evtimov's legs in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Evtimov
  • 2JohnsonBooked at 81mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Donacien
  • 33GibsonBooked at 73minsSubstituted forZanzalaat 80'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 14FinleySubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
  • 26Barlaser
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee
  • 38SmythSubstituted forArmstrongat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 18Rodgers
  • 19Shah
  • 39Armstrong

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 15Hyam
  • 4Willis
  • 3Mason
  • 6Kelly
  • 20Bayliss
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forThomasat 58'minutes
  • 24Enobakhare
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 8Meyler
  • 23Thomas
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 33Addai
  • 43Bremang
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
3,083

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Coventry City 1.

Attempt missed. Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.

Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt missed. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.

Booking

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Liam Gibson.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

Booking

Liam Gibson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Luke Armstrong replaces Paul Smyth.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Sam Finley.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Coventry City 1. Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Luke Thomas replaces Jordan Shipley.

Foul by Liam Gibson (Accrington Stanley).

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

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

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Bayliss (Coventry City).

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

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

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dujon Sterling (Coventry City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 0, Coventry City 0.

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley352010562283470
3Sunderland341814261322968
4Portsmouth351811660372365
5Charlton35179951351660
6Doncaster341510960431755
7Peterborough351510105648855
8Coventry35148133838050
9Fleetwood351310124637949
10Blackpool341212103433148
11Burton351111134241144
12Wycombe351110144452-843
13Southend35125184448-441
14Accrington331011123444-1041
15Plymouth35118164556-1141
16Scunthorpe35118164260-1841
17Shrewsbury35913133845-740
18Gillingham35117174658-1240
19Oxford Utd35912144353-1039
20Walsall35109163755-1839
21Bristol Rovers34910153537-237
22Rochdale3597194274-3234
23Bradford3596203960-2133
24Wimbledon3586212853-2530
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