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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 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
2 Lincoln City 20 +18 41
3 Colchester United 21 +15 38
4 Bury 21 +19 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Tranmere Rovers 21 +6 34
8 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
9 Exeter City 21 +6 31
10 Stevenage 21 0 31
11 Swindon Town 21 -4 30
12 Oldham Athletic 21 +7 29
13 Carlisle United 21 -2 27
14 Northampton Town 21 -2 26
15 Port Vale 21 -3 26
16 Crawley Town 20 -4 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 21 -5 25
18 Grimsby Town 21 -9 22
19 Morecambe 21 -13 22
20 Yeovil Town 19 0 21
21 Cheltenham Town 20 -11 20
22 Cambridge United 21 -16 19
23 Notts County 21 -21 16
24 Macclesfield Town 21 -22 13