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REPORT: Shrewsbury 2-1 Sky Blues

City suffer late defeat...

14 December 2019

The Sky Blues are still waiting for their first league away win as Shaun Whalley’s last minute strike gave Shrewsbury all three points.

City had led in the match through Jordan Shipley however Scott Golbournes strike midway through the second half and Whalley’s goal turned the game on it’s head.

Ten minutes in, Jamie Allen won a free kick 25 yards out as he drove at the Shrewsbury defence but Kyle McFadzean’s effort cannoned into Max O’Leary’s wall and the Shrew’s defence cleared the ball away from danger.

Golbourne had the first attempt on target of the half as he rose highest in the box and sent a header goalward but there was never enough power on the effort and Marko Marosi gathered comfortably.

Jordan Shipley started where he left off on Tuesday night as he opened the scoring 27 minutes in thanks to a precise header into the far corner.

Jamie Allen did well to keep the ball in play down the right, before picking out Shipley at the back post who headed the ball back across goal past O’Leary in the Shrewsbury goal.

Jamie Allen then had an attempt of his own as the ball was cleared to the edge of the box and the midfielder let fly with his right foot but his attempt had to much on it and went over the crossbar.

Two minutes before half time, Marosi was called into action as Fejiri Okenabirhie drove at the City defence and tried his luck from nearly 30 yards out and his effort was heading in before Marosi got down well to his right and held onto the ball.



After a quiet start to the second half, the two substitutions on the hour mark sprung the game back into life as Dave Edwards forced an excellent block from Kyle McFadzean inside the penalty area and from the block City broke out from defence and won a corner.

Jamie Allen drove a flat cross into the box and it was met by Michael Rose who headed the ball just fractions over the bar into the Sky Blue army.

Golbourne pulled Shrewsbury level after 68 minutes as a ball into the area caused chaos while players from both sides attempted to make clear contact with the ball before it was squirmed over the line at the back post by the defender.

Shipley nearly doubled his tally as Liam Walsh played a short free kick into the path of midfielder before Shipley let fly from the edge of the box but his effort flew over the cross bar.

Five minutes from the end City came close as a cross from the left by Liam Kelly flashes across goal and Matty Godden threw himself towards the ball but just couldn’t get that all important touch to turn it into the net.

In second half stoppage time substitute Whalley met a cross at the back post and volleyed the ball leaving Marosi with no chance.



Goals: Jordan Shipley 27’, Scott Golbourne 68’, Shaun Whalley 90’.

Yellows: Ollie Norburn 23’, Donald Love 62’, Liam Walsh 71’, Liam Kelly 86’.

Reds: N/A

Attendance: 7336 (1529 Sky Blues)


Sky Blue XI: Marko Marosi (GK), Fankaty Dabo, Kyle McFadzean, Michael Rose, Sam McCallum, Liam Walsh, Liam Kelly (C), Callum O’Hare (Amadou Bakayoko 90’), Jamie Allen, Jordan Shipley (Gervane Kastaneer 90’), Max Biamou (Matt Godden 62’)

Unused subs: Ben Wilson (GK), Dom Hyam, Brandon Mason, Zain Westbrooke.


Shrewsbury XI: Max O’Leary (GK), Aaron Pierre, Scott Golbourne, Dave Edwards, Ro- Shaun Williams (Ryan Giles 60’), Ollie Norburn (C), Fejiri Okenabirhie (Jason Cummings 83’), Donald Love, Sean Goss (Shaun Whalley 45’) Ethan Ebanks- Landell, Josh Laurent.

Unused subs: Joe Murphy (GK), Omar Beckles, Shaun Whalley, Brad Walker, Daniel Udoh.

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