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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 Swindon Town 34 +23 66
2 Crewe Alexandra 34 +22 64
3 Exeter City 34 +12 63
4 Plymouth Argyle 34 +17 62
5 Cheltenham Town 33 +22 57
6 Colchester United 35 +14 55
7 Northampton Town 34 +13 55
8 Port Vale 35 +6 55
9 Bradford City 35 +5 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 35 +1 46
11 Cambridge United 35 -6 45
12 Crawley Town 35 +1 44
13 Salford City 35 -1 44
14 Walsall 35 -11 44
15 Newport County 32 +1 43
16 Grimsby Town 33 -4 41
17 Scunthorpe United 34 -8 39
18 Leyton Orient 35 -9 39
19 Oldham Athletic 35 -15 38
20 Carlisle United 34 -17 36
21 Mansfield Town 35 -8 35
22 Morecambe 35 -24 31
23 Macclesfield Town 35 -10 30
24 Stevenage 35 -24 22