December 26, 2012
City late show gives Boro the Blues
Three goals in the last 11 minutes saw Coventry come from behind to beat Stevenage 3-1 and move into the top half of the npower League One table.
The home side, who were searching for their first league win at Broadhall Way in more than two months, took the lead from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute after Carl Baker brought down the jinking Filipe Morais.
Midfielder Lucas Akins fired home at the second attempt after his first spot-kick was disallowed for encroachment.
Coventry pushed forward in search of an equaliser after the break and with Boro dropping deeper, defender Richard Wood reacted quickest to a blocked John Fleck shot to tap in and get the Sky Blues back on level terms after 79 minutes.
Two minutes after Stevenage had a Mark Roberts header cleared off the line, Baker's curler from the edge of the box gave Coventry the lead in the 89th minute.
And the points were secured a minute later as David McGoldrick ran from his own half before chipping goalkeeper Steve Arnold from 25 yards out to bag his 18th goal of the season.
|1 Steven Arnold||1 Joe Murphy|
|14 Mark Roberts||24 Richard Wood|
|4 Darius Charles||25 William Edjenguele|
|2 David Gray||21 Cyrus Christie|
|29 Bondz Ngala||39 Blair Adams|
|7 Anthony Grant||12 Steven Jennings|
|10 Filipe Morais||8 Carl Baker|
|8 James Dunne||32 Franck Moussa|
|32 Robin Shroot||38 James Bailey|
|11 Lucas Akins||11 Gary McSheffrey|
|9 Marcus Haber||31 David McGoldrick|
|16 Chris Day||Chris Dunn 13|
|22 Miguel Comminges||Jordon Clarke 2|
|3 Lee Hills||Nathan Cameron 5|
|6 Greg Tansey||John Fleck 10|
|25 Oliver Risser||Adam Barton 16|
|24 Patrick Agyemang||Stephen Elliott 14|
|15 Luke Freeman||Roy O'Donovan 19|
|Luke Freeman for Filipe Morais (61)||Adam Barton for Steven Jennings (65)|
|Greg Tansey for Robin Shroot (67)||John Fleck for Gary McSheffrey (72)|
|Patrick Agyemang for Anthony Grant (86)|
|Joe Murphy (89)|
|David McGoldrick (90)|
|· Squads: Stevenage | Coventry City|