Walsall 1-1 Coventry: Sky Blues climb out of relegation zone
Last Updated: 29/10/16 7:46pm
Coventry climbed out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone despite being pegged back by Walsall in a thrilling 1-1 derby draw.
City went closest in a hectic opening period, Ruben Lameiras curling inches wide from the edge of the box on the quarter-hour.
The Sky Blues took a deserved lead after 37 minutes as Andy Rose reacted quicker than the Walsall defence to turn home Marvin Sordell's low cross from 10 yards.
Walsall almost levelled on the stroke of half-time as City keeper Lee Burge spilled Adam Chambers' 30-yard rocket but recovered to stop it crossing the line.
Coventry could have sealed the points early in the second half but Daniel Agyei's fierce near-post strike was kept out by Walsall stopper Neil Etheridge.
And Walsall made City pay by levelling in the 76th minute with a delightful goal from Erhun Oztumer, who exchanged passes with Simeon Jackson before sliding his shot into the bottom corner from 15 yards.
Burge tipped over a Kieron Morris rocket two minutes later before both sides could have won it at the death.
Sordell lashed over from 15 yards for City before Oztumer teed up Liam Kinsella on a plate in stoppage time, only for the Saddlers substitute to drill wide.