Vine the toast of Layer Road
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Sky Blues failed to see off their lower league opponents at Highfield Road and were made to pay the penalty in the replay at Layer Road.
Vine netted his first of the match on 12 minutes when latching onto a poor Steve Staunton header. The forward showed real strength to hold off Richard Shaw before coolly slotting home.
Coventry equalised on 26 minutes when Julian Joachim slammed home Bjarni Gudjonsson's cross, but Vine restored the home side's lead shortly before the interval with a neat turn and shot.
Vine put the game beyond Coventry on 57 minutes when he tapped home from close range after Gavin Ward failed to deal with Joey Keith's free-kick.
Tempers flared late in the game, with Coventry's Calum Davenport seeing red on 87 minutes, as Colchester eased to a clash with Sheffield United.
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