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Fleck fires first half leveller

18 April 2014

Sky Blues head into the break on level terms with Swindon after Fleck cancels out Pritchard's opener

Coventry City head into the break on level terms with Swindon after John Fleck cancelled out Alex Pritchard's early opener for the visitors at Sixfields.

Pritchard swept home a close range finish after eight minutes to give the Robins the advantage but Fleck fired a low shot past Wes Foderingham three minutes before the break to make it honours even at the interval.

City boss Steven Pressley rang three changes to his side for the Good Friday tie, bringing skipper Carl Baker, Nathan Delfouneso and Conor Thomas back into the starting line up.

They found themselves behind after just eight minutes though when a lofted ball over the top stuck to Michael Smith whose lay off to Pritchard saw him sweep home from ten yards.

Callum Wilson almost levelled for City four minutes later when a low near post delivery from Baker picked him out to whip a first time effort at goal, only to see the ball hit the side netting.

Jay McEveley then almost inadvertently got a second for Swindon with an inswinging corner delivery which almost crept inside the back post.

Joe Murphy was needed for the Sky Blues after 37 minutes though to palm Massimo Luongo's long range effort over the bar.

City got their equaliser though on 42 minutes when Fleck picked up a ball 20 yards out and fired low just inside the foot of Fotheringham's far post and send City into the break on level pegging.

Attendance: 3,091 (1,092 away)

Teams

Coventry City: Murphy, Webster, Clarke, Christie, Willis, Baker (c), Fleck, Thomas, Prutton, Delfouneso, Wilson
Subs: Burge (GK), Adams, Eccleston, McGeouch, Seaborne, Marshall, Robinson

Swindon Town: Foderingham, Thompson (c), Byrne, Luongo, Pritchard, McEveley, Smith, Branco, Gladwin, Stephens, Archibald-Henville
Subs: Belford (GK), Harley, Waldon, Storey, Barthram, Cox, Barker

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