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CLASSICS GAMES | SHREWSBURY TOWN

27 April 2019

Ahead of the latest encounter, we look back at three of the classic matches between the Sky Blues and Shrewsbury Town..

3rd February 1962: Division Three: 4-1

After being appoint in 1961 Jimmy Hill was looking to guide Coventry up and out of Division Three in his first full season in charge of the club. In February of the 1961/62 the Sky Blues faced Shrewsbury at Highfield Road.

Coventry would get off to a quick start which would see wing half Robert Allen open the scoring for Coventry, followed by defender Mick Kearns doubling the lead and Ken Satchwell confirming the points for the home side when scoring the third for the Sky Blues. An own goal from Shrewsbury saw four put past them on the day, before the fifth goal of the day seeing a consolation for Shrewsbury, however this would end in a comfortable 4-1 win for the home side.

 

22nd October 1963: Division Three: 8-1

After failing to gain promotion the previous year, Coventry would face Shrewsbury at Highfield Road again in the 1962/63 season, this time in front of 27,294 fans.

The game would see three different scorers for the Sky Blues as well as an own goal. Firstly, starting with Northern Irish forward Hugh Barr started the scoring with a brace and giving a comfortable 2-0 lead. This would on be the start of the relentless Sky-Blue side in front of goal on the day as George Hudson would go on to bag a brace himself. After seeing fellow striking partners both score two each, Ronnie Rees then decided to get in on the action and would go on to score three himself and score Coventry’s fifth, sixth and seventh for the day. Despite putting one past Bob Wesson, Shrewsbury’s final blow of the day would come with them putting the ball into their own net and leaving Coventry 8-1 winners on the day.

 

3rd October 2015: League One: 3-0

The final game comes from the last time Coventry beat Shrewsbury Town back in October of 2015. A subdued start to the game would finally spring into life on the 26th minute when Adam Armstrong open the scoring in the League One fixture. After a strong first half performance the Sky Blues would look to be going into the break with a one goal lead. This would be made better for Coventry though, as on the 45th minute a penalty would be awarded to the home side and Marc Antoine Fortune would double the lead before the break.

Coventry would come out for the second half starting just as strongly as the first and after twenty minutes the Adam Armstrong would find his second of the game with Sky Blues third to bag all three points.

Current Shrewsbury Manager Sam Ricketts was the Sky Blues skipper.

 


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