November 20, 2012
Sky Blues win again
Resurgent Coventry claimed their fifth win in six matches in all competitions with a 3-1 win over Colchester.
The visitors took a two-goal advantage into the half-time interval courtesy of strikes from Franck Moussa and William Edjenguele.
Tom Eastman reduced the deficit for the hosts but David McGoldrick sealed the points for the Sky Blues.
Moussa stabbed home from Gary McSheffrey's low cross after 34 minutes before Coventry doubled their lead in controversial circumstances.
When Carl Baker's cross was headed in by Edjenguele at the far post, the assistant referee's flag was up quickly, with McSheffrey adjudged to have been in an offside position. But after consulting his assistant, referee Trevor Kettle allowed the goal to stand.
Eastman headed in Anthony Wordsworth's free-kick with 19 minutes to go to give the U's hope but McGoldrick secured the win with a tidy close-range finish.
|Colchester United||Coventry City|
|13 John Sullivan||1 Joe Murphy|
|3 Michael Rose||24 Richard Wood|
|20 Brian Wilson||25 William Edjenguele|
|4 Magnus Okuonghae||21 Cyrus Christie|
|33 Craig Eastmond||39 Blair Adams|
|18 Tom Eastman||12 Steven Jennings|
|15 Marcus Bean||8 Carl Baker|
|22 Anthony Wordsworth||32 Franck Moussa|
|12 Jabo Ibehre||38 James Bailey|
|16 Ian Henderson||11 Gary McSheffrey|
|11 Fred Sears||31 David McGoldrick|
|1 Mark Cousins||Chris Dunn 13|
|25 John White||Jordon Clarke 2|
|40 Josh Thompson||Nathan Cameron 5|
|7 Karl Duguid||John Fleck 10|
|14 Andrew Bond||Adam Barton 16|
|9 Clinton Morrison||Roy O'Donovan 19|
|21 Gavin Massey||Cody McDonald 9|
|Gavin Massey for Marcus Bean (46)||Adam Barton for Gary McSheffrey (77)|
|Clinton Morrison for Ian Henderson (62)|
|Andrew Bond for Craig Eastmond (83)|
|Marcus Bean (39)||David McGoldrick (68)|
|Ian Henderson (42)||Gary McSheffrey (70)|
|Clinton Morrison (67)||Steven Jennings (72)|
|Anthony Wordsworth (86)|
|· Squads: Colchester United | Coventry City|