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Glanford Park (ATT 3,676) 9th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Bates

Scunthrpe Scunthorpe United vs Coventry City Coventry

Scunthrpe 1

A Sodje (8)

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Coventry 2

C Baker (45)
L Clarke (77)

Sky Blues too strong for Iron

Last Updated: 09/03/13 6:57pm

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Leon Clarke: Celebrates his winner for Coventry

Leon Clarke: Celebrates his winner for Coventry

New Coventry manager Steven Pressley saw his side come from behind to win 2-1 at Scunthorpe United in League One on Saturday.

It was the fourth away win on the trot for the Sky Blues as they look to force their way into play-off contention.

After a poor first half, the man they had to thank was former Scunthorpe striker Leon Clarke as he returned to haunt his old club.

Clarke, who netted 11 times in 15 loan appearances for the Iron before Christmas, headed a 77th-minute winner for Coventry.

That came after skipper Carl Baker got them back on level terms on the stroke of half-time, drilling a shot back through a crowded box from a half-cleared corner and beating rookie Norwegian goalkeeper Eirik Holmen Johansen.

Scunthorpe, battling to avoid the drop, made all the early running and were ahead after eight minutes when fit-again striker Akpo Sodje met a superb right-wing cross from full-back Eddie Nolan with a close-range header for his fifth goal in nine games since joining the club.

They had Coventry firmly on the back foot but missed the chance to capitalise with a second goal.

Winger Andy Barcham fluffed one good chance and Karl Hawley missed another when he took the ball round former Scunthorpe keeper Joe Murphy but then struck the foot of a post from a narrow angle.

Murphy did rescue all three points for Coventry with a flying late save to deny Jimmy Ryan.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20