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U23 REPORT: Coventry City 0-0 Millwall - Sky Blues held to draw at the Ricoh

Game of few chances for either side...

30 October 2017

Coventry City Under 23s were held to a goalless draw against Millwall this afternoon at the Ricoh Arena.

It was a game of few chances, as a strong Sky Blues side were frustrated by a well organised Millwall set-up.

The Under 23s deployed wing backs again, with the Kelly-Evans brothers getting forward well on either flank throughout the game.

It was Dion whose attacking thrust forced the first chance of the game. Advancing on the right, his cut back was steered towards goal by Jordan Shipley. The midfielder, a goalscorer for the first-team on Saturday, looked to have added to his tally for the week but Millwall keeper Ryan Sandford got down well to tip the effort wide.

Millwall were next to have a notable effort, Jack Barnham getting in behind the City back three but his effort hit the outside of the post, with Corey Addai having it covered.

With half-time approaching, the Sky Blues were restricted to long range efforts, with midfielders Tom Bayliss and Ben Stevenson each having attempts at breaking the deadlock.

Early in the second period, City tested Sandford again via a set piece. A good corner from Shipley was met by the head of Chris Stokes, but the Millwall keeper was equal to it.

Shipley continued to get into advanced positions. Following good interplay with Stevenson, Shipley had room for a shot from the left of the box. His curling effort was a good one, but Sandford tipped it away at full stretch and it was the last notable action of the game.  

Despite having most of the territory and possession, and having rarely been tested at the back, Jason Farndon’s side were forced to settle for a point.


Coventry City XI: Addai, Hyam, Davies, Stokes, Dion Kelly-Evans, Devon Kelly-Evans, Stevenson, Maycock, Shipley, Bayliss (Finn 63), Biamou (Thomas 77). 

Subs: Ford, Leahy.

Millwall XI: Sandford, McNamara, Chesmain, Hanson, Mbulu, Rooney, Sanders-Henry (Olaofe 65), Wicks, Brymora, Barnham, White.

Subs: Queeley, Wright, Mitchell, Debrah. 

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