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

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 Lincoln City 31 +24 61
2 Mansfield Town 32 +23 58
3 Bury 32 +23 57
4 Milton Keynes Dons 32 +18 53
5 Colchester United 32 +17 52
6 Carlisle United 32 +12 52
7 Forest Green Rovers 32 +15 51
8 Exeter City 31 +12 51
9 Stevenage 32 -4 47
10 Swindon Town 32 -3 46
11 Oldham Athletic 31 +11 45
12 Tranmere Rovers 31 +5 45
13 Crewe Alexandra 32 -3 45
14 Grimsby Town 32 -3 43
15 Newport County 31 -10 43
16 Northampton Town 32 -4 38
17 Crawley Town 32 -10 37
18 Cheltenham Town 31 -12 35
19 Cambridge United 31 -21 35
20 Port Vale 31 -11 33
21 Yeovil Town 32 -11 30
22 Morecambe 31 -18 29
23 Macclesfield Town 32 -21 28
24 Notts County 31 -29 25