City Up A Place

Coventry City have moved up to thirteenth in the Championship table after their 2-1 home victory against Blackpool this afternoon.

Chris Coleman's side are now nine points off a play-off place and ten points clear of a relegation place. Their next League game is on Wednesday January 28th when they play Cardiff City at the Ricoh Arena.

Wolves are five points clear at the top of the Championship table. Wolves were held 2-2 by Bristol City at Ashton Gate. City Old Boy Dele Adebola was on target for The Robins.

Second placed Reading lost 2-0 to Swansea whilst a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time from debutant Lee Bowyer earned third place Birmingham City a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City.

Sheffield United are fourth after winning 2-0 at Watford, who remain in deep trouble in 21st place on 27 points the same number which third from bottom Doncaster have after their 2-1 win at Second from bottom Southampton.

Charlton who lost 4-1 at Sheffield Wednesday are seven points adrift of The Saints.

Derby may have a new manager in Nigel Clough but he got off to a losing start when The Rams were beaten 2-0 at home by QPR. They are in 20th place and were leap-frogged by manager-less Norwich City who beat Barnsley 4-0. Forest who beat Plymouth 2-0 are one point above them.

Other results saw Ipswich win 4-1 at Crystal Palace and in the local derby, Preston beat Burnley 2-1.

Torquay, whom City face next Saturday, drew 1-1 yesterday with Wrexham.

Craig Reid scored a penalty for Newport County in a 3-1 win at Fisher Athletic. The former City Reserves striker now has 13 goals for the Conference South side in 13 appearances.

Andy Gooding scored for Hinckley in a 3-2 defeat by Vauxhall Motors whilst Jonny Tuffey had a superb game for Partick Thistle to keep out St Johnstone and ensure a 0-0 draw.

Locally, Rugby Town beat Hitchin 4-3. Klodinski scored twice.

Southern League Midland Division Leaders Leamington won 3-1 at home to Soham Rangers. Jamie Towers scored twice with Micky Bellingham also n the scoresheet.

Former Sky Blue Tom Bates scored a late penalty for Atherstone to earn them a 2-2 draw at home to Woodford United, whilst Nuneaton won 1-0 at Bury Town with a 48th minute Robert Oddy penalty. A 65th minute goal from Robbie Beard gave Bedworth a 1-0 win against Arlsley.

In the 5th Round Of The FA Vase, Stratford Town beat Stone Dominoes 3-2 whilst fellow Midland Alliance side Coalville drew 1-1 with Spennymoor Town and Market Drayton beat VTFC 2-1.

In the Midland Combination, Coventry Copsewood lose 4-3 at home to Heath Hayes, Nuneaton Griff beat Walsall Wood 2-1 with Southam drawing 2-2 with Castle Vale.

Coventry Amateurs were held 3-3 at home by Littleton Res and Coventry Sphinx Reserves beat Atherstone Town Reserves 3-2 at Sphinx Drive.