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LITTLE CONOR'S LEAP OF FAITH.

Coventry 1 Wycombe 0 MARK ROBINS praised the contributions of Coventry's Jordy Hiwula and scorer Conor Chaplin.

Hiwula twice went close and Chaplin, 5ft 6in, netted the winner with eight minutes remaining.

Robins said: "I thought there were some good performances. Jordy was instrumental in the good things that we did and Conor kept plugging away, he was busy and got a great goal at the end.

"He got in the box and he showed you don't have to be 6ft 3in to score a header."

Both goalkeepers stood out. Coventry's Lee Burge completed a hat-trick of saves to frustrate Craig Mackail-Smith and Ryan Allsop denied Hiwula, twice before being beaten.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth was disappointed his normally strong defensive unit let in Chaplin's winning header.

He said: "It's tough to take. We are absolutely gutted, my dressing room is absolutely devastated.

"I'm just frustrated with the goal we conceded to be honest. I thought a 0-0 would have been a fair result, I really do.

"There was one moment where probably the smallest player on the pitch scores a header.

"It's a kick in the teeth.

We've got to defend better, we limited them to shots from distance.

"We can't let that happen with the goal."

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HEAD & SHOULDERS Conor Chaplin scores the winner

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 14, 2018
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