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31 March 2016

Four City players feature for their loan clubs

JACOB Murphy had a penalty saved against his former club as Coventry City lost 1-0 at home to Colchester United on Tuesday night.

Murphy, who spent a separate loan spell with the Us towards the end of last season, saw his 45th-minute spot-kick kept out by Elliot Parish after Romain Vincelot was fouled in the box.

Gavin Massey's first half strike was the matchwinner in the end, with Coventry now eight points off the play-off positions in Sky Bet League One. Injury prevented involvement for Murphy's teammate James Maddison.

On Easter Monday, Remi Matthews made his second appearance for Doncaster Rovers but they were beaten 1-0 by Blackpool at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Matthews impressed with a number of first half saves but he could do nothing about Mark Cullen's deflected goal for the visitors that came only three minutes from the end.

Elsewhere in English football's third tier, it was a day to forget for Louis Thompson and Swindon Town as they suffered a resounding 6-0 loss at the hands of Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park.

Cameron Norman's Woking fell to their eighth defeat in nine games after a 2-1 reverse to Welling United in the Vanarama National League, but Ben Killip wasn't in action with Lowestoft Town's match against North Ferriby United postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Crown Meadow.

Finally Southend United saw off Sheffield United 3-1 in League One in Wednesday night's televised clash, though Jamar Loza didn't get off the substitutes bench for Phil Brown's play-off hopefuls.

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