November 6, 2012
Sky Blues strike McGold
David McGoldrick struck twice as Coventry ran out 3-1 winners over in-form Crawley to climb out of the bottom four.
The on-loan striker moved into double figures for the season as he scored in both halves after John Fleck had put Mark Robins' men ahead in the ninth minute with a low left-footed shot that went between two defenders and deceived goalkeeper Paul Jones.
It was a deserved lead, but Coventry had goalkeeper Joe Murphy to thank for maintaining their lead as the Irishman denied Crawley's lively midfielder Billy Clarke three times.
McGoldrick notched his 10th goal since joining Coventry on a temporary basis from Nottingham Forest right on the stroke of half time when he slid home Fleck's cross from six yards.
Coventry must have expected a reaction from Crawley and it came in the second half when Clarke took advantage of some scrappy defending and guided the ball home from just inside the penalty area.
But McGoldrick was on hand to relieve the growing pressure when he curled a right-footed shot past Jones in the 65th minute.
|Coventry City||Crawley Town|
|1 Joe Murphy||1 Paul Jones|
|24 Richard Wood||13 David Hunt|
|25 William Edjenguele||3 Mathew Sadler|
|2 Jordon Clarke||28 Claude Davis|
|21 Cyrus Christie||5 Kyle McFadzean|
|12 Steven Jennings||15 Dannie Bulman|
|8 Carl Baker||7 Billy Clarke|
|38 James Bailey||16 Nicky Adams|
|10 John Fleck||21 Mike Jones|
|31 David McGoldrick||11 Josh Simpson|
|9 Cody McDonald||9 Gary Alexander|
|13 Chris Dunn||Michel Kuipers 25|
|5 Nathan Cameron||Joe Walsh 12|
|34 Jamie Reckford||Mark Connolly 4|
|32 Franck Moussa||Shaun Cooper 18|
|11 Gary McSheffrey||Sergio Torres 8|
|19 Roy O'Donovan||John Akinde 17|
|17 Callum Ball||Nicholas Ajose 14|
|Franck Moussa for Cody McDonald (68)||Nicholas Ajose for Dannie Bulman (71)|
|Jamie Reckford for Jordon Clarke (81)||John Akinde for Gary Alexander (83)|
|· Squads: Coventry City | Crawley Town|