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MATCH REPORT: Leeds United U21s 1-1 Coventry City U21s - Blair Turgott strikes as City left frustrated with a point

13 April 2015

The Sky Blues left frustrated at Thorp Arch as the Leeds United defence somehow restricts the away side to just one goal...

Coventry City Under-21s were left frustrated not to claim all three points against Leeds United as Blair Turgott's strike claimed a point.

The Sky Blues were the dominant side throughout the game before Lewis Walters put the home side ahead early in the second-half. It looked like it wasn't going to be City's day but Turgott found the net with just a minute to go to get a point.

The City Under-21s started brightly at Thorp Arch and should have gone ahead with just four minutes on the clock as Turgott linked well with the trialist before he cut inside and forced an impressive save out of Daniel Atkinson.

Turgott was very lively for the Sky Blues as blasted a long range effort just wide in the 19th minute and just a minute later, the City winger went inches away once again as his left-sided cross-shot went past the right-hand post.

The home side struggled to create any opportunities during the first-half and City should have gone in ahead at the break as the trialist slid in a low cross from the left and it was narrowly missed by Turgott at the back-post in the 37th minute.

City continued their dominance after the break as George Thomas put a long-range effort over the bar after good lead-up play by Jack Finch in the 49th minute.

Totally against the run of play, Leeds took the lead in the 56th minute as the City defence failed to clear and Lewis Walters smashed home from close range.

Finch should have brought City level two minutes later but he smashed wide from Turgott's set-piece and with 30 minutes remaining, the trialist turned in the area before chipping the keeper but the defender slid in to keep the Whites ahead.

It was beginning to look like one of those days for the Sky Blues as City had two efforts cleared off the line in a penalty area scramble before the trialist had another effort cleared at the last moment.

In the final moments, Turgott finally got the goal his play deserved and City deserved. He found space 20-yards from goal and smashed home into the bottom corner, and he could have won the game for City a minute later, but his long-range drive smashed the bar.

The last chance for City fell to Ivor Lawton who broke through the Leeds' defence but his one-on-one effort was well saved and the keeper was quick to his feet to deny Finch.

City extend their run to just one defeat in six matches but will be ruing the missed chances at Thorp Arch where they should have claimed all three points.



Teams

Coventry City U21s: Charles-Cook (GK), Trialist, Lawton, Finch, Haynes, Trialist (Dev. Kelly-Evans 78), Bangura, Turgott, G. Thomas (Harries 55), Trialist (Spence 69), Trialist.

Subs: Addai (GK), Albini.

Leeds United U21s: Atkinson (GK), Coyle (C), Denton, Vann, Killock, Skelton, Parkin, Lyman, Mulhern, Stokes, Walters.

Subs: Grimes, Booker, McDaid, Pearce, Taylor.


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