Swindon strengthen chance of League One survival with win at strugglers Coventry
Swindon strengthened their chance of League One survival with a 3-1 win at Coventry, who are cut adrift from safety at the bottom of the table.
The home side looked strong for the first 20 minutes but failed to take their best chance when Kwame Thomas turned in the box but shot straight into the legs of keeper Lawrence Vigouroux.
Swindon grew into the game and Nicky Ajose certainly came to life.
He shot a 30th-minute free-kick over the bar but made no mistake two minutes later when Ben Gladwin crossed from the left and the striker turned in from close range.
Swindon extended their lead in the 38th minute when another cross from the left-hand side, this time from Charlie Colkett, was headed in by Jonathan Obika.
Coventry forced a couple of corners early in the second half and sub Stuart Beavon came close to pulling a goal back but was off target.
But that was nothing compared to Ajose's glaring miss in the 53rd minute when he rounded keeper Lee Burge but blazed over with an open goal in front of him.
Coventry sent on Aiyegbeni Yakubu to try to nick something but Ajose grabbed a second in the 71st minute, sliding in to finish Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill's cross from the left.
George Thomas pulled one back for the home side in injury time but it was scant consolation.