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Ricoh Arena (ATT 8,862) 6th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Rushton

Coventry Coventry City vs Crawley Town Crawley

Coventry 3

J Fleck (9)
D McGoldrick (45+1, 65)

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Crawley 1

B Clarke (56)

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Last Updated: 06/11/12 11:35pm

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McGoldrick: Two-goal hero

McGoldrick: Two-goal hero

David McGoldrick struck twice as Coventry ran out 3-1 winners over in-form Crawley to climb out of the bottom four.

The on-loan striker moved into double figures for the season as he scored in both halves after John Fleck had put Mark Robins' men ahead in the ninth minute with a low left-footed shot that went between two defenders and deceived goalkeeper Paul Jones.

It was a deserved lead, but Coventry had goalkeeper Joe Murphy to thank for maintaining their lead as the Irishman denied Crawley's lively midfielder Billy Clarke three times.

McGoldrick notched his 10th goal since joining Coventry on a temporary basis from Nottingham Forest right on the stroke of half time when he slid home Fleck's cross from six yards.

Coventry must have expected a reaction from Crawley and it came in the second half when Clarke took advantage of some scrappy defending and guided the ball home from just inside the penalty area.

But McGoldrick was on hand to relieve the growing pressure when he curled a right-footed shot past Jones in the 65th minute.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 26 57
2 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Oldham Athletic 26 37
10 Peterborough United 27 37
11 Fleetwood Town 28 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25