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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 Swindon Town 18 +9 33
2 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 31
3 Bradford City 16 +9 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 17 +5 30
5 Exeter City 18 +3 30
6 Cheltenham Town 16 +13 29
7 Northampton Town 18 +7 28
8 Port Vale 18 +1 28
9 Newport County 16 +4 27
10 Colchester United 17 +6 26
11 Plymouth Argyle 17 +5 26
12 Salford City 18 -5 24
13 Cambridge United 18 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 18 +1 21
15 Macclesfield Town 17 -3 21
16 Crawley Town 18 -5 21
17 Leyton Orient 18 -6 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Scunthorpe United 18 -2 18
20 Carlisle United 18 -12 18
21 Walsall 18 -12 18
22 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
23 Morecambe 18 -14 14
24 Stevenage 17 -9 13