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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 Lincoln City 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40