English FA Cup
December 1, 2012
Sky Blues net Shrimpers win
Coventry held on to advance to the third round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Morecambe.
The only goal of a first half low on chances was a 37th-minute penalty from Gary McSheffrey. The Sky Blues striker coolly converted the spot-kick after he was brought down in the process of rounding Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche.
The npower League One side were on top after that and Richard Wood almost added a second goal before the break but he headed over.
However, it took just 17 seconds of the second half for the hosts to double their lead. Carl Baker curled a left-foot shot into the top corner of the net from 20 yards out following good work by McSheffrey and Franck Moussa.
Wood thought he had made it 3-0 after 67 minutes when he pounced on a rebound from close range but it was ruled out for offside.
Kevin Ellison pulled a goal back for the Shrimpers 10 minutes later with a goal similar to Baker's. Ellison reacted quickest to a poor clearance to shape a right-foot shot into the top corner of the net from 25 yards, but the 1987 cup winners held on.
|13 Chris Dunn||1 Barry Roche|
|24 Richard Wood||15 Chris McCready|
|25 William Edjenguele||2 Nick Fenton|
|21 Cyrus Christie||3 Robbie Threlfall|
|39 Blair Adams||8 Andrew Wright|
|12 Steven Jennings||18 Gary McDonald|
|8 Carl Baker||11 Kevin Ellison|
|32 Franck Moussa||16 Stuart Drummond|
|16 Adam Barton||17 Andrew Fleming|
|11 Gary McSheffrey||9 Lewis Alessandra|
|19 Roy O'Donovan||27 Jack Redshaw|
|23 Lee Burge||Andres Arestidou 25|
|2 Jordon Clarke||Will Haining 6|
|5 Nathan Cameron||Andy Parrish 22|
|34 Leon Lobjoit||Dan Parkinson 12|
|10 John Fleck||Chris Doyle 23|
|9 Cody McDonald||Izak Reid 7|
|17 Callum Ball||Joe McGee 19|
|Jordon Clarke for Cyrus Christie (86)||Izak Reid for Gary McDonald (68)|
|Dan Parkinson for Jack Redshaw (80)|
|Will Haining for Robbie Threlfall (88)|
|Roy O'Donovan (77)||Andrew Fleming (79)|
|Barry Roche (37)|
|· Squads: Coventry City | Morecambe|