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TOP FIVE: We revisit the biggest away attendances throughout the 2015/16 season

17 June 2016

We feature the top five away attendances of the 2015/16 League One season...

The Sky Blue Army were one of League One’s largest travelling fanbases during the 2015/16 campaign, reaching over 1,000 supporters during 13 of the season's 19 away trips. 

1. Blackpool 0-1 Coventry City
Away attendance: 2,883 

Marc-Antoine Fortune pounced on keeper Colin Doyle's mistake to lash in from three yards back in March. The away attendance was the largest City following of the season, with the Sky Blue Army outnumbering the Blackpool fans inside the stadium. 

Tony Mowbray told the BBC post-match: "The team played with heart and soul, and put everything on the line. There was an amazing support here which shows the players what a big club they're playing for.”

2. Chesterfield 1-1 Coventry City  
Away attendance: 2,660

Maddison earned a point for Coventry late on when his superb strike curled past Chesterfield keeper Tommy Lee, during the busy December schedule. 

Tony Mowbray told the BBC post-match: "The fans came today to show how passionate they can be, so for us as a team the least we can do is show the same passion on the pitch.”

3. Crewe Alexandra 0-5 Coventry City
Away attendance: 2,292

Adam Armstrong claimed a first-half hat-trick and fellow Premier League loanee Jacob Murphy scored twice when City demolished Crewe in January. Mowbray’s men were 4-0 up by half-time, with City rewarding the travelling fans with a five goal mauling in the first game of the new year. 

4. Walsall 2-1 Coventry City 
Away attendance: 2,281

Walsall ended the Sky Blues 100% start to the season back in August, with a goal in each half. Jacob Murphy was City’s scorer that day. The tension of a Midlands derby added to the atmosphere inside the Bescot Stadium, with the fixture the fourth most attended away day of the 2015/16 season.  

5. Burton Albion 1-2 Coventry City
Away attendance: 1,800

The Sky Blues came from behind to win at Burton Albion and move up to second place in League One in September. Goals from Marcus Tudgay and Romain Vincelot sealed the win for City, leaving then-Burton Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink pointless. 

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