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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jordan Bowery (33')
  • George Ray (5' OG)
  • Jonson Clarke-Harris (5')
  • Tom Bayliss (43')

Clarke-Harris and Bayliss seal Coventry win at Crewe

Coventry consolidated their position in the play-off places as first-half goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Tom Bayliss earned a 2-1 win at lowly Crewe.
The Sky Blues needed to show plenty of resolve on a pitch half covered in snow before registering their third win in four to move up to sixth.
They were issued an early warning when on-loan Newcastle defender Jamie Sterry fired inches past the post.
But it was another loan man, Rotherham's Clarke-Harris who glided clear on the left of the box and his angled drive flew over the line despite the efforts of several Crewe defenders.
Sky Blues keeper Liam O'Brien's acrobatically palmed away Shaun Miller's header. But Crewe were level in the 33rd minute when Jordan Bowery was well placed to head home the rebound after O'Brien pushed out Paul Green's blast.
Parity was short-lived for the strugglers though as they allowed Bayliss too much room to size up his shot and the midfield curved in off the far post with the outside of his boot.
O'Brien was a key figure for Coventry and the keeper tipped over a rising drive from Harry Pickering after the break when Sky Blues substitute Liam Kelly could have eased his side's passage, but after breaking clear in the box he tucked his effort the wrong side of the post.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 19 +10 36
2 Forest Green Rovers 19 +11 35
3 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
4 Exeter City 19 +4 33
5 Cheltenham Town 18 +13 31
6 Northampton Town 19 +9 31
7 Bradford City 18 +8 31
8 Plymouth Argyle 18 +6 29
9 Port Vale 19 0 28
10 Colchester United 18 +6 27
11 Newport County 17 +3 27
12 Salford City 19 -5 25
13 Cambridge United 19 +4 24
14 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
15 Mansfield Town 19 0 21
16 Scunthorpe United 19 -1 21
17 Crawley Town 19 -6 21
18 Grimsby Town 17 -2 20
19 Leyton Orient 19 -8 20
20 Oldham Athletic 18 -7 19
21 Carlisle United 19 -12 19
22 Walsall 19 -12 19
23 Stevenage 18 -9 14
24 Morecambe 19 -19 14