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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 April, 2003, 16:49 GMT 17:49 UK
Coventry 0-0 Gillingham

Coventry's week of woes continued as their winless streak was extended to 11 games following a goalless draw against Gillingham at Highfield Road.

The Sky Blues, who have won only one league game in 2003, have now gone 426 minutes without a goal.

But they can count themselves unfortunate not to have broken those records in an entertaining encounter.

Their final home game of the season had been somewhat overshadowed by the news this week they have debts of more than 20m and must release nine players on free transfers.

Significantly, none of those players given free transfers started against the Gills.

It was the visitors who started the brighter of the two sides with defender Nayron Nosworthy almost opening the scoring inside two minutes when his close-range header was saved by Gary Montgomery.

Gillingham's Danny Spiller saw his 30-yard shot hit the woodwork minutes later.

Then McAllister had City's first meaningful effort on 13 minutes as but his effort went wide.

Matt Jansen went close with two efforts and Isaac Osbourne had a shot saved by Brown as the Sky Blues began to get on top.

Calum Davenport, Dean Gordon, Osbourne and Muhamed Konjic all went close at the start of the second half as the Sky Blues sought to end their goal drought.

City's pressure failed to yield a goal though and the visitors grew in confidence.

Spiller, who was impressive all afternoon, fired over from the edge of the box - but lhe game fizzled out.


Coventry: Montgomery, Konjic, Caldwell, Davenport, Whing, McAllister, Engonga, Osbourne, Gordon, Jansen, Pipe. Subs: Debec, Mackey, Sara, Noon, Cooney.

Gillingham: Brown, Southall, Ashby, Hope, Edge, Smith, Osborn, Spiller, Shaw, Nosworthy, Awuah. Subs: Bartram, Leon Johnson, Rose, Perpetuini, Wallis.

Referee: M Messias (N Yorkshire).





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