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REPORT: Sky Blues 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

City held at home to the Shrews...

28 April 2019

The Sky Blues ended their home campaign with a draw against Shrewsbury Town as Jordan Shipley’s opener was cancelled out by Fejiri Okenabirhie.

The first opening of the game fell to the Shrews. A slip from Liam Kelly allowed Alex Gilliead to shoot from range, but it sailed harmlessly over Lee Burge’s bar.

It was the Sky Blues who took the lead in the 16th minute. Superb work from Jordan Shipley saw him win the ball back in his own half, he then played a lovely one-two with Hiwula on the edge of the area before shooting. His initial effort was saved by Jonathan Mitchell, but he was able to prod home the rebound.

Lee Burge was called in to action just after the half hour mark. A ball over the top fell nicely for Tyrese Campbell, however his fierce volley was beaten away by the City goalkeeper at his near post.

A vital piece of goalkeeping from Burge preventing Shrewsbury from drawing level five minutes before the interval. A weak header back to the keeper from Tom Davies allowed Campbell in, but Burge raced off his line and made a smart challenge to thwart him as the ball rebounded off the striker and behind for a goal kick.

That was the last of the action for the first half as the Sky Blues went in to the break a goal up courtesy of a strike from Jordan Shipley.

Greg Docherty had the first chance after the restart. The midfielder had a shot from inside the area, but Dom Hyam produced a brilliant block to keep the visitors at bay.

The away side were beginning to threaten as the second half wore on. A ball in to the Sky Blues box caused some confusion and the ball eventually fell to Scott Golbourne on the edge of the area who could only volley narrowly wide.

Luke Waterfall was next to have a chance for Sam Ricketts’ men. A free kick was floated in to the box and the Shrews captain met it, however his header went wide.

Shrewsbury did equalise in the 77th minute. A miscued volley from the edge of the area found its way to substitute Fejiri Okenabirhie and he finished past Burge to bring the visitors level.

Waterfall then headed over with five minutes to go. A deep cross from the left-hand side was met by Waterfall, but it went over the bar.

That’s how it ended at the Ricoh as the Sky Blues signed off their home season with a point.

 

Sky Blues Xl: Lee Burge (GK), Dujon Sterling (Charlie Wakefield 90’), Dom Hyam, Tom Davies, Brandon Mason (Jordan Willis 71’), Liam Kelly (C), Jordan Shipley, Luke Thomas, Bright Enobakhare, Jordy Hiwula, Amadou Bakayoko (Conor Chaplin 63’).

Unused Subs: Corey Addai (GK), Junior Brown, Zain Westbrooke, Jordan Ponticelli.

Shrewsbury XI: Jonathan Mitchell (GK), Ro-Shaun Williams, Omar Beckles, Greg Docherty, Tyrese Campbell, James Bolton, Alex Gilliead (Romain Vincelot 63’), Luke Waterfall ©, Scott Golbourne, Josh Laurent, Anthony Grant (Fejiri Okenabirhie).

Unused Subs: Reice Charles-Cook (GK), Mat Sadler, Sam Smith, Stefan Payne.

Attendance: 13,549 (1,183)

Yellows: Anthony Grant – 29’


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