January 19, 2013
Bailey breaks Latics' hearts
|Coventry City||Oldham Athletic|
|1 Joe Murphy||13 Dean Bouzanis|
|24 Richard Wood||16 Cliff Byrne|
|25 William Edjenguele||5 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono|
|21 Cyrus Christie||3 Jonathan Grounds|
|39 Blair Adams||23 Reece Wabara|
|12 Steven Jennings||10 Robbie Simpson|
|8 Carl Baker||7 Lee Croft|
|38 James Bailey||29 David Mellor|
|10 John Fleck||22 Youssouf M'changama|
|11 Gary McSheffrey||14 Matt Smith|
|15 Leon Clarke||20 Jose Baxter|
|13 Chris Dunn||Alex Cisak 1|
|2 Jordon Clarke||Carl Winchester 26|
|5 Nathan Cameron||Connor Brown 2|
|7 David Bell||Chris Sutherland 28|
|32 Franck Moussa||James Tarkowski 6|
|4 Conor Thomas||Kirk Millar 21|
|14 Stephen Elliott||Daniel Taylor 19|
|Stephen Elliott for Steven Jennings (55)||Daniel Taylor for Robbie Simpson (64)|
|Franck Moussa for John Fleck (58)||Connor Brown for David Mellor (77)|
|Conor Thomas for Gary McSheffrey (86)||Chris Sutherland for Lee Croft (77)|
|Matt Smith (21)|
|Jean Yves Mvoto Owono (57)|
|Jonathan Grounds (78)|
|· Squads: Coventry City | Oldham Athletic|
Coventry continued their climb up the table with a 2-1 win over Oldham thanks to James Bailey's late strike.
The hosts were the better side from the first whistle and could have been in front two minutes after it, but Richard Wood volleyed straight at keeper Dean Bouzanis after he flapped at a corner.
Matt Smith squandered Oldham's best chance of the first half when one-on-one with City keeper Joe Murphy, firing straight at his feet.
Stephen Elliott put City in front on the hour mark, five minutes after coming off the bench. Gary McSheffrey's left-wing cross reached the stooping striker at the back post and he headed in.
Elliott thought he had added an identical second 15 minutes later but it was judged not to have crossed the line.
Smith then leapt highest from an 89th-minute corner to notch what he thought was the final goal, but the Sky Blues kept pushing and when a deep cross found its way to Bailey he lashed home a powerful volley.