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Coventry City 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Former Fleetwood striker Jordy Hiwula scored a first-half winner against his old club as Coventry beat off their play-off rivals with a 2-1 win that might have ended the Cod Army's dreams and enhanced their own promotion credentials.

Coventry pounced early doors after a defensive mix-up between Leeds loanee Lewie Coyle and Fleetwood goalkeeper Alex Cairns.

Coyle's back pass from a tight-angle on the left left Cairns scrambling but Amadou Bakayoko was alert.

Cairns' clearance cannoned back off the Coventry attacker and trickled home in just the sixth minute.

But Fleetwood bounced back as Ched Evans, who was named as skipper for the first time, popped up at the back stick to bundle the ball home after Paddy Madden's strike rebounded back off the bar in the 33rd minute.

But ex-Fleetwood forward Hiwula haunted his former club as he curled the ball home to restore Coventry's lead in the 42nd minute.

Both sides had chances in the second half but it was Coventry who held on to climb further above Fleetwood and move within three points of sixth-placed Doncaster Rovers.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 37WilliamsBooked at 79minsSubstituted forGrimmerat 83'minutes
  • 5Davies
  • 3MasonSubstituted forBrownat 60'minutes
  • 8Meyler
  • 20BaylissBooked at 12mins
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forWakefieldat 75'minutes
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 26Shipley
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 12Brown
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 33Addai
  • 44Wakefield
  • 50Burroughs

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Souttar
  • 23WallaceSubstituted forHunterat 69'minutes
  • 7Burns
  • 4Holt
  • 29SheronSubstituted forSowerbyat 45'minutes
  • 24NadesanBooked at 28minsSubstituted forRydelat 76'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 17Madden

Substitutes

  • 16Jones
  • 22Hunter
  • 26Husband
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 30Baggley
  • 35Rydel
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
9,220

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away13
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jack Grimmer replaces Morgan Williams.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Morgan Williams (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Morgan Williams (Coventry City).

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ryan Rydel replaces Ashley Nadesan.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Charlie Wakefield replaces Luke Thomas.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Morgan Williams (Coventry City).

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Ross Wallace.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Morgan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Junior Brown replaces Brandon Mason.

Attempt blocked. Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tom Bayliss.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. David Meyler (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton372310470294179
2Barnsley372111564283674
3Sunderland361816262332970
4Portsmouth371911764412368
5Charlton37199955371866
6Doncaster3615111061461556
7Peterborough371510125752555
8Blackpool371314103937253
9Coventry37158144141053
10Fleetwood371310144741649
11Burton371211144544147
12Plymouth37129164757-1045
13Wycombe371111154656-1044
14Accrington361111143849-1144
15Scunthorpe37128174662-1644
16Bristol Rovers361110153737043
17Gillingham37127184759-1243
18Southend37126194754-742
19Walsall37119174158-1742
20Shrewsbury37913154049-940
21Oxford Utd37913154354-1140
22Rochdale37108194475-3138
23Bradford37106214262-2036
24Wimbledon37106213153-2236
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