2016/17

August

A frustrating draw against Bury summed up a start to the campaign where goals were at a premium.

A frustrating draw against Bury summed up a start to the campaign where goals were at a premium.

  • Swindon Town (A) League One: Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Willis, Ricketts, Harries; Di. Kelly-Evans, Rose, Gadzhev, Haynes; Jones (Lameiras), Sordell (Reid), G. Thomas (K. Thomas). Score 0-1 (L)
  • Portsmouth (H) League Cup: Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Willis (Finch, Ricketts, Harries; Rose, Stevenson, Gadzhev, Haynes; G. Thomas (Jones), Tudgay (Reid), Lameiras. Scorers: Haynes, Gadzhev, Rose. Score 3-2 (W)
  • Shrewsbury Town (H) League One: Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Willis, Ricketts, Harries; Rose, Stevenson, Gadzhev, Page; Lameiras (Spence), Jones (Tudgay), Reid (K. Thomas). Score 0-0 (D)
  • Bury (H) League One: Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Willis, Ricketts, Harries; Rose (Di. Kelly-Evans), Gadzhev, McCann, Haynes; Lameiras (Jones), Tudgay, G. Thomas (Reid). Score 0-0 (D)
  • Bradford City (A) League One: Team (3-5-2) Charles-Cook; Willis, Ricketts (G. Thomas), Turnbull; Di. Kelly-Evans, Stevenson, McCann, Gadzhev, Page; Reid (Harries), Agyei (Tudgay). Scorers: Agyei. Score 1-3 (L)
  • Norwich City (A) League Cup: Team (3-5-2) Charles-Cook; Willis, Ricketts, Harries; Di. Kelly-Evans, Stevenson (De. Kelly-Evans), McCann, Gadzhev, Page; Reid (Lameiras), Agyei (Spence). Scorers: Lameiras. Score 1-6 (L)
  • Northampton Town (H) League One: Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Willis, Harries (Bigirimana), Turnbull; Di Kelly-Evans, Gadzhev, McCann, Page; Agyei (Jones), Tudgay, Sordell (Reid). Scorers: Tudgay. Score 1-1 (D)
  • West Ham United Under 23s (H) Football League Trophy: Team (3-4-3) Burge; Willis, Harries, Turnbull; Di. Kelly-Evans, Bigirimana, McCann (Stevenson), Haynes; Sordell (Jones), Agyei, Lameiras (Tudgay).  Scorers: Turnbull (2), Lameiras, Willis. Score 4-2 (W)
A 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon proved to be Tony Mowbray's final game in charge of the club.

A 2-2 draw against AFC Wimbledon proved to be Tony Mowbray’s final game in charge of the club.

September

  • Fleetwood Town (A) League One: Team (3-5-2) Charles-Cook; Willis, Harries, Turnbull; Sterry, Gadzhev (Stevenson), Bigirimana, McCann (Tudgay), Page; Sordell, Agyei (Wright). Score 0-2 (L)
  • Millwall (A) League One: Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Willis, Ricketts, Turnbull; Sterry, Gadzhev, Bigirimana, Page (Di. Kelly-Evans); Lameiras (Jones), Sordell, Reid (Agyei). Scorer: Sordell. Score 1-1 (D)
  • Oldham Athletic (H) League One: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Sterry (Di. Kelly-Evans), Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, Gadzhev (Lameiras); Jones, Tudgay, Reid (Stevenson); Tudgay. Score 0-0 (D)
  • Gillingham (A) League One: Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Willis, Ricketts, Turnbull; Di. Kelly-Evans (Jones), Bigirimana, Gadzhev (Agyei), Page; Reid, Wright (Stevenson), Sordell. Scorer: Reid. Score 1-2 (L)
  • AFC Wimbledon (H) League One: Team (4-4-2) Charles-Cook; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, McCann, Stevenson (Jones), Reid (Agyei); Tudgay (Wright), Sordell. Scorers: Sordell, Wright Score 2-2 (D)
McCann and Sordell secured a comfortable first league win of the season at Port Vale, as the Sky Blues turned a corner.

McCann and Sordell secured a comfortable first league win of the season at Port Vale, as the Sky Blues turned a corner.

October

  • Port Vale (A) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, McCann, Stevenson; Sordell (Tudgay), Wright, Agyei (Lameiras). Scorers: Sordell, McCann Score 2-0 (W)
  • Northampton Town (H) Football League Trophy: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page (Ricketts); Bigirimana, McCann, Gadzhev (Lameiras); Sordell, Agyei (Tudgay), Jones. Scorers: Agyei, Sordell, Jones. Score 3-1 (W)
  • Charlton Athletic (A) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Sterry, Willis (Jones), Turnbull, Page (Ricketts); Bigirimana, McCann, Stevenson; Lameiras, Sordell, Wright (Reid). Score 0-3 (L)
  • Oxford United (H) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, Stevenson, McCann; Lameiras (Reid), Agyei (Tudgay), Sordell. Scorers: Stevenson, Sordell. Score 2-1 (W)
  • Rochdale (H) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, Stevenson, McCann (Reid); Lameiras, Agyei (Wright), Sordell (Jones). Scorers: Agyei, Wright. Score 2-0 (W)
  • Walsall (A) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, Stevenson, Rose (Jones); Lameiras (Reid), Agyei (Wright), Sordell; Scorer: Rose. Score 1-1 (D)
A shocking 4-1 defeat at Oxford United formally signalled the end of Mark Venus' honeymoon period.

A shocking 4-1 defeat at Oxford United formally signalled the end of Mark Venus’ honeymoon period.

November

  • Chesterfield (H) League One: Team (4-4-2) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Jones (Lameiras), Bigirimana, Stevenson, Reid; Agyei (Sordell), Tudgay (Rose). Scorers: Willis, Rose. Score 2-0 (W)
  • Morecambe (A) FA Cup: Team (4-2-3-1) Burge; Di. Kelly-Evans, Willis, Turnbull, Sterry; Rose, Stevenson; Sordell, Lameiras, Reid (McBean); Wright (Maycock). Scorer: Sterry. Score 1-1 (D)
  • Wycombe Wanderers (A) Football League Trophy: Team (3-4-3) Charles-Cook; Finch, Harries, Turnbull; Di. Kelly-Evans, Maycock, Rose (Bigirimana), Sterry (Haynes); Lameiras (Jones), McBean, G. Thomas. Scorers: Haynes (2), G. Thomas, Bigirimana. Score 4-2 (W)
  • Scunthorpe United (H) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, Stevenson, Rose (Reid); Wright (Jones), Agyei (Lameiras), Sordell. Score 0-1 (L)
  • Morecambe (H) FA Cup: Team (3-4-3) Burge; Willis (Rose), Harries, Turnbull; Sterry, Gadzhev (Stevenson), Bigirimana, Haynes; Reid, Sordell, Jones (G. Thomas). Scorers: Sordell (2). Score 2-1 (W)
  • Oxford United (A) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Stevenson (Harries), Bigirimana, Gadzhev (Maycock); Wright, Sordell, Lameiras (Tudgay). Scorer: Tudgay Score 1-4 (L)
  • Bolton Wanderers (A) League One: Team (3-4-3) Burge; Willis, Harries (Jones), Turnbull; Sterry, Bigirimana, Stevenson, Page; Sordell, Agyei (Lameiras), Reid (McBean). Score 0-1 (L)
  • MK ‘Dons’ (H) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Di. Kelly-Evans, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, Stevenson, Rose (Maycock); Jones (Lameiras), Tudgay (McBean), Reid. Scorer: Stevenson. Score 1-2 (L)
A dark month for the club was encapsulated by a on-field protests in the home defeat to Sheffield United.

A dark month for the club was encapsulated by on-field protests in the home defeat to Sheffield United.

December

  • Cambridge United (A) FA Cup: Team (3-4-3) Burge; Willis, Harries (McCann), Turnbull; Maycock (Reid), Bigirimana, Gadzhev, Page; Lameiras (Jones), McBean, Sordell. Score 0-4 (L)
  • Crawley Town (H) Football League Trophy: Team (4-4-2) Charles-Cook; Rose, Willis, Turnbull, Page (Maycock); Jones, McCann, Bigirimana (Gadzhev), G. Thomas; McBean (Tudgay), Sordell. Scorer: Sordell Score 1-0 (W)
  • Southend United (A) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge (Charles-Cook); Di. Kelly-Evans, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, Rose, McCann (Maycock); Sordell (Jones), Agyei, Wright. Scorer: Agyei. Score 1-3 (L)
  • Sheffield United (H) League One: Team (4-3-3) Charles-Cook; Di. Kelly-Evans, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Bigirimana, Rose, McCann; Wright (Lameiras), Agyei (G. Thomas) Sordell. Scorer: Agyei. Score 1-2 (L)
  • Bristol Rovers (A) League One: Team (4-4-2) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page; Rose, Bigirimana (G. Thomas), McCann, Reid; Sordell, Tudgay (Agyei). Scorer: Willis. Score 1-4 (L)
  • Peterborough United (A) League One: Team (4-5-1-) Burge; Sterry, Willis, Turnbull, Page (Di. Kelly-Evans); G. Thomas (Jones), Rose, McCann, Stevenson, Reid; Tudgay (Sordell). Scorer: Willis. Score 1-1 (D)

There were ugly scenes at Sixfields as the Sky Blues succumbed to a heavy defeat to Northampton.

January

  • Bolton Wanderers (H) League One: Team (4-4-2) Burge; Sterry, Clarke, Turnbull, Haynes; G. Thomas, Rose, Reilly, Reid; Beavon, Tudgay. Scorers: Tudgay, Beavon. Score 2-2 (D)
  • Brighton & Hove Albion Under-23s (H) Football League Trophy: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Di. Kelly-Evans, Harries, Stokes (Finch), Haynes; Bigirimana, Gadzhev (Stevenson); G. Thomas, Jones, Lameiras; Beavon (Tudgay). Scorers: Lameiras, G. Thomas, Haynes. Score 3-0 (W)
  • Chesterfield (A) League One: Team (4-4-2) Burge; Foley (Di. Kelly-Evans), Clarke, Willis, Haynes; G. Thomas, Rose, Reilly (Stevenson), Reid; Tudgay, Beavon. Score 0-1 (L)
  • Fleetwood Town (H) League One: Team (5-3-2) Burge; Willis, Rawson, Clarke, Turnbull, Haynes; Reilly, Stevenson, Rose (Lameiras); G. Thomas, Beavon (Jones). Score 0-1 (L)
  • Swansea City Under-23s (A) Football League Trophy: Team (4-2-3-1) Charles-Cook; Di. Kelly-Evans, Willis, Turnbull, Haynes; Reilly (Bigirimana), Stevenson (Gadzhev); Lameiras, Rose (Jones), Reid; G. Thomas. Scorer: Willis. Score 1-1 (D) (4-2 on Pens)
  • Northampton Town (A) League One: Team (4-4-2) Burge; Willis, Rawson, Clarke, Haynes; G. Thomas (Di. Kelly-Evans), Reilly, Stevenson (Jones), Vernam; Tudgay (Rose), Beavon. Score 0-3 (L)

Victory over Wycombe in the EFL Trophy semi-final set-up a trip to Wembley in an otherwise miserable month for the team.

February

  • Millwall (H) League One: Team (4-4-2) Burge; Foley, Rawson, Clarke, Haynes; G. Thomas, Reilly, Rose (Gadzhev), Reid; Tudgay (Jones), Beavon. Score 0-2 (L)
  • Wycombe Wanderers (H) Football League Trophy: Charles-Cook; Di. Kelly-Evans, Harries, Turnbull, Haynes; G. Thomas, Rose, Reilly, Reid (Finch); Tudgay, Beavon (Jones). Scorers: Beavon, G. Thomas. Score 2-0 (W)
  • Oldham Athletic (A) League One: Team (4-5-1) Charles-Cook; Foley, Clarke, Rawson, Haynes; G. Thomas (Lameiras), Rose, Reilly, Gadzhev (K. Thomas), Reid (Jones); Tudgay. Scorers: Tudgay, K. Thomas Score 2-3 (L)
  • AFC Wimbledon (A) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Di. Kelly-Evans, Clarke, Rawson, Turnbull; Rose, Foley, Reilly; G. Thomas (Jones), Tudgay (Yakubu), K. Thomas. Scorer: Jones. Score 1-1 (D)
  • Gillingham (H) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge (Charles-Cook); Di. Kelly-Evans, Clarke, Turnbull, Haynes; Rose, Foley, Reilly; G. Thomas (Jones), Tudgay, K. Thomas (Yakubu). Scorers: K. Thomas, G. Thomas. Score 2-1 (W)
  • Swindon Town (H) League One: Team (4-3-3) Burge; Di. Kelly-Evans, Clarke, Turnbull, Haynes; Rose (Beavon), Foley, Reilly; G. Thomas, Tudgay (Yakubu), K. Thomas (Reid). Scorer: G. Thomas. Score 1-3 (L)
  • Bury (A) League One: Team (4-4-2) Burge; Willis, Rawson (Di Kelly-Evans), Clarke, Turnbull; Vernam (Jones), Foley, Reilly, G. Thomas (Haynes); Beavon, K. Thomas. Scorer: Beavon. Score 1-2 (L)

Mark Robins’ return as manager sparked an upturn in form, although it appeared to be too late to save the club from relegation.

March

  • Shrewsbury Town (A) League One Team (4-3-3) Burge; Di. Kelly-Evans, Clarke, Turnbull, Haynes; Rose (Stevenson), Bigirimana, Reilly; G. Thomas, Beavon, K. Thomas (Jones). Score 0-0 (D)
  • Bradford City (H) League One: Team (4-4-1-1) Burge; Foley (Di. Kelly-Evans), Clarke, Turnbull, Stokes (Rawson); G. Thomas, Stevenson, Reilly, K. Thomas; Vernam (Jones); Beavon. Score 0-2 (L)
  • Southend United (H) League One: Team (5-3-2) Burge; Di. Kelly-Evans, Rawson, Clarke, Turnbull (K. Thomas), Haynes; Stevenson, Bigirimana (G. Thomas), Reilly; Beavon, Tudgay. Score 0-2 (L)
  • MK ‘Dons’ (A) League One: Team (4-4-1-1) Burge; Willis (Di. Kelly-Evans), Rawson, Clarke, Stokes (Haynes); G. Thomas, Stevenson, Reilly, Jones; Lameiras; Tudgay (Vernam). Score 0-1 (L)
  • Port Vale (H) League One: Team (4-4-2) Burge; Willis, Clarke, Rawson Haynes; G. Thomas, Bigirimana, Reilly, Reid (Stokes); Beavon (Jones), K. Thomas. Scorers: Reid, K. Thomas. Score 2-1 (W)
  • Bristol Rovers (H) League One: Team (4-4-1-1) Burge; Willis (Di. Kelly-Evans), Clarke, Rawson, Haynes; G. Thomas, Bigirimana, Reilly, Reid (Stokes); Jones (Lameiras); Beavon. Scorer: G. Thomas. Score 1-0 (W)

George Thomas scored the winning goal at Wembley – a respite from a miserable season both on and off the pitch.

April

  • Oxford United (N) Football League Trophy: (4-4-1-1) Burge; Willis (Di. Kelly-Evans), Stokes, Turnbull, Haynes; G. Thomas (Jones), Bigirimana, Stevenson, Reid; Lameiras; Beavon (Tudgay). Scorers: Bigirimana, G. Thomas. Score 2-1 (W)
  • Sheffield United (A) League One(4-4-1-1) Burge; Willis (Stevenson), Clarke, Turnbull, Stokes; Jones, Foley, Bigirimana, Haynes (G. Thomas); Lameiras; Beavon. Score 0-2 (L)
  • Peterborough United (H) League One: (4-4-1-1) Burge; Foley, Clarke, Turnbull, Haynes; G. Thomas, Bigirimana, Stevenson (Reilly), Reid (Jones); Lameiras, Beavon. Scorer: Lameiras. Score 1-0 (W)
  • Charlton Athletic (H) League One(4-4-1-1) Burge; Willis (Foley), Rawson, Turnbull, Haynes; G. Thomas, Bigirimana, Stevenson, Jones (Reid); Lameiras; Beavon (K. Thomas). Scorer: G. Thomas. Score 1-1 (D)
  • Rochdale (A) League One: (4-5-1) Burge; Willis (Di. Kelly-Evans), Rawson, Turnbull, Stokes; G. Thomas, Bigirimana, Stevenson, Reilly, Reid (Lameiras); K. Thomas (Tudgay). Score 0-2 (L)
  • Walsall (H) League One: (4-4-1-1) Charles-Cook; Foley (Di. Kelly-Evans), Willis, Turnbull, Stokes (Rawson); G. Thomas, Bigirimana, Gadzhev (Shipley), Jones; Lameiras; Tudgay. Scorer: G. Thomas. Score 1-0 (W)
  • Scunthorpe United (A) League One: (4-4-1-1) Burge; Di. Kelly-Evans, Willis, Turnbull, Camwell; G. Thomas (Folivi), Bigirimana, Gadzhev, Jones (K. Thomas); Lameiras; Tudgay. Scorer: Gadzhev. Score 1-3 (L)

 

All Competitions  League Only
Top Scorer George Thomas (9), Marvin Sordell (7), Ruben Lameiras & Dan Agyei (5) George Thomas (5), Marcus Tudgay, Dan Agyei & Marvin Sordell (4)
Most Assists Jodi Jones (6), Ryan Haynes & Kyel Reid (5) Gael Bigirimana & Ryan Haynes (4), Ruben Lameiras & Andy Rose (3)
Most Appearances Jordan Willis & Jordan Turnbull (46), Jodi Jones (45) Jordan Willis & Jordan Turnbull (36), Jodi Jones (34)
Most Starts Jordan Willis & Jordan Turnbull (46), Lee Burge (39) Jordan Willis & Jordan Turnbull (36), Lee Burge (33)
Most Used Substitute Jodi Jones (30), Ruben Lameiras (15), Dion Kelly-Evans (13) Jodi Jones (23), Ruben Lameiras (13), Dion Kelly-Evans (12)
Most Substituted Off Kyel Reid (15), Dan Agyei (13), George Thomas & Marcus Tudgay (11) Kyel Reid (12), Dan Agyei (11), Marcus Tudgay (10)
Most Yellow Cards Gael Bigirimana (9), Dion Kelly-Evans (8), Marvin Sordell, Chris McCann & Jordan Turnbull (6) Gael Bigirimana (8), Marvin Sordell (6), Dion Kelly-Evans & Chris McCann (5)
Most Red Cards 5 Players (1) 4 Players (1)
Record Wins (18), Draws (14), Defeats (27) Wins (9), Draws (12), Defeats (25)
Total Goals  For (64), Against (90)  For (37), Against (68)
Players Used 40 38