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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Marc McNulty (2', 6')
  • Liam Kelly (37')
  • Alex Revell (20')
  • Luke Wilkinson (40')

McNulty's early brace helps Coventry up to sixth

Coventry moved up a place to sixth in League Two thanks to a comfortable 3-1 win against 10-man Stevenage.
Mark Robins' men remain firmly on track to secure a play-off place thanks to two early goals from Marc McNulty and a Liam Kelly strike.
Stevenage responded through Alex Revell at 2-0 down - all four goals came in the opening 37 minutes - but Luke Wilkinson's dismissal just before half-time gave them too big of a mountain to climb.
It took the hosts just two minutes to go ahead, with Jonson Clarke-Harris teeing up McNulty for a 30-yard shot that too hot for goalkeeper Tom King to handle.
Four minutes later it was 2-0 as McNulty tapped home his 20th league goal of the season after meeting Jordan Willis' knock-down.
Stevenage halved the deficit in the 20th minute when Revell pounced on a defensive mix-up before lashing home.
The Sky Blues' two-goal advantage was restored in the 37th minute when Kelly drove home from outside the box following Jordan Shipley's lay-off.
Stevenage's hopes of getting anything out of the game then suffered another significan blow when Wilkinson was shown a straight red card following a crude challenge on McNulty.
Kelly volleyed against the crossbar as Coventry sought to increase their lead but Revell almost made it 3-2 with 20 minutes left when he fired narrowly wide.
City substitute Josh Barrett fired over the top late on but the points had already been secured.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Newport County 13 +10 29
2 Cheltenham Town 14 +10 26
3 Cambridge United 13 +16 25
4 Forest Green Rovers 14 +6 25
5 Exeter City 14 +9 24
6 Carlisle United 14 +4 23
7 Salford City 13 +10 22
8 Leyton Orient 14 +6 21
9 Tranmere Rovers 14 +2 21
10 Colchester United 13 0 20
11 Port Vale 14 +1 19
12 Harrogate Town 14 +1 19
13 Bolton Wanderers 14 -4 19
14 Morecambe 14 -8 19
15 Crawley Town 14 +1 18
16 Walsall 14 -3 17
17 Oldham Athletic 14 -6 17
18 Grimsby Town 12 -7 15
19 Barrow 14 -2 13
20 Bradford City 13 -4 13
21 Stevenage 14 -5 11
22 Mansfield Town 14 -6 11
23 Scunthorpe United 12 -11 11
24 Southend United 13 -20 5