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League One: Coventry City 1 Stevenage 0

26 March 2014 23:28

Coventry City lifted themselves six points clear of the League One relegation zone with a 1-0 win against bottom-of-the-table Stevenage.

A second-half goal from centre-half Dan Seaborne, his first of the season, lifted Steven Pressley's men two places to 16th in a tight Sixfields affair that saw hosts Coventry also miss a late Callum Wilson penalty.

It was the basement club Stevenage who made a bright start, with Lucas Akins rising brilliantly to meet a Curtis Obeng cross and head against the post in the third minute. Francois Zoko also curled an eighth-minute effort narrowly wide, with Coventry largely playing on the counter attack.

Just before half-time Stevenage nearly grabbed the opener when City keeper Joe Murphy saved sharply with his legs and sought-after striker Luke Freeman slipped as he attempted to net the rebound.

The second half followed a similar pattern with Stevenage forcing the pressure. But, in the 67th minute, Seaborne arrived unmarked to meet a John Fleck corner and head the decisive goal.

Coventry were awarded a penalty with eight minutes remaining when Bira Dembele was adjudged to have handled in blocking a shot. However, 20-goal top scorer Wilson, who had scored in each of his last five games, saw his spot-kick well saved by Steve Arnold.

Stevenage heaped more pressure on the Coventry goal in the final minutes and rattled the woodwork for a second time when a deflected Filipe Morais free-kick struck the bar. But it was to no avail as Coventry took the points leaving Stevenage still two points adrift of safety.

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Competition
League One
Date
26 March 2014
Game week
39
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0

Goals

1 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
9
6
2
8
13
26
31
# Player Bookings
9
7
23
2
16
29
33

Monday 22 September

Sunday 21 September

23:59
23:54
23:46
23:20
23:04
22:50
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22:20
22:11
21:48
21:27
21:21
21:04
20:50
20:47
20:31
20:16
20:16
20:04
19:53
19:44
19:36
19:19
19:02
18:55
18:32
18:23
18:19
17:09
16:31
16:25
15:17
14:37
13:56
13:40
13:12
13:03
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11:57
11:17
10:38
08:48
07:35
04:31
04:24
04:00
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02:58
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Saturday 20 September

23:48
23:37
23:28
23:27
23:18
23:18
22:49
22:42
22:29
22:21
22:19
21:58
21:54
21:51
21:31
21:09
21:04
20:53
20:52
20:45
20:41
20:09
20:00
19:55
19:49
19:37
19:29
19:20
19:11
18:57
18:26
18:09
18:03
18:01
18:00
17:52
17:26
17:20
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15:46
15:40
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15:16
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14:58
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12:42
12:09
11:34
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League One table

# Team MP D P
1 9 +11 21
2 8 +10 16
3 9 +4 16
4 8 +7 15
5 8 +4 14
6 9 +2 14
7 9 +7 13
8 8 +5 13
9 9 +2 13
10 8 -1 13
11 9 +0 12
12 9 -1 12
13 9 -2 12
14 9 +0 11
15 8 -2 11
16 8 +1 10
17 8 +0 10
18 9 -8 10
19 8 +0 9
20 9 -4 8
21 9 -6 8
22 9 -12 7
23 9 -4 6
24 8 -13 4

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