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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (27' PEN)
  • Mikael Mandron (88')
  • Tom Bayliss (56')

Colchester leave it late to beat Coventry

Mikael Mandron's late winner gave Colchester a 2-1 win over fellow League Two play-off chasers Coventry.
Mandron glanced in Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe's cross with two minutes remaining to give the Us victory and inflict a third straight defeat on City.
Coventry left-back Chris Stokes fired into the side netting early on but Colchester were the better side in the first half.
Visiting keeper Lee Burge foiled Brandon Comley and former Sky Blues midfielder Ben Stevenson fired over.
But Colchester went ahead in the 27th minute thanks to Ogedi-Uzokwe, who stroked home from the spot to score his first professional goal after the striker was pushed by Rod McDonald in the area.
Burge pushed away Courtney Senior's low strike just before half-time but Coventry equalised 10 minutes after the break through Tom Bayliss, who slammed into the roof of the net from 20 yards after Colchester keeper Sam Walker had parried Jordan Shipley's effort.
Coventry twice went close, Marc McNulty's shot rattling a post and substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris denied by Walker, before Mandron's winner at the other end.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Forest Green Rovers 16 +10 31
2 Bradford City 16 +9 30
3 Swindon Town 17 +8 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 16 +8 30
5 Exeter City 17 +3 29
6 Cheltenham Town 15 +13 28
7 Newport County 16 +4 27
8 Colchester United 17 +6 26
9 Northampton Town 17 +4 25
10 Port Vale 17 0 25
11 Salford City 17 -4 24
12 Cambridge United 17 +5 23
13 Plymouth Argyle 16 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 17 +1 20
15 Macclesfield Town 16 -3 20
16 Leyton Orient 17 -4 20
17 Crawley Town 17 -5 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Carlisle United 17 -11 18
20 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
21 Scunthorpe United 17 -4 15
22 Walsall 17 -13 15
23 Stevenage 17 -9 13
24 Morecambe 17 -14 13