Coventry City 2 - 1 Gillingham

Match info: League One at Sixfields Stadium

Date: 15/09/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: T Kettle Att: 2,046

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Coventry

Leon Clarke 2
Franck Moussa 83

2
vs
1

Gillingham

Cody McDonald 10

FT (ht: 1-1)

  • Last Updated: September 15 2013, 17:47 BST

Coventry moved out of the Sky Bet League 1 relegation zone with a 2-1 win over Gillingham at Sixfields Stadium on Sunday.

Franck Moussa: Bagged the winning goal
Franck Moussa: Bagged the winning goal

City got off to an explosive start as they took the lead inside the first minute when Cyrus Christie crossed from the right and Leon Clarke poked home from close range.

Gillingham came back and were denied an equaliser when Joe Murphy saved from Amine Linganzi just five minutes later.

But former Coventry striker Cody McDonald returned to haunt his old club when he latched onto a loose ball in the box and fired into the net from 12 yards in the ninth minute.

The Sky Blues had several chances to regain the lead before the break but found Stuart Nelson in good form - denying Clarke, Franck Moussa and Carl Baker with strong saves.

The home side were on top in the second half and both Clarke and Baker struck the woodwork but just when it looked as if City would have to settle for a point, Moussa turned into the net from close range in the 82nd minute.


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