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REPORT: Sky Blues U18s 6-0 Hull City U18s

City up to second with victory...

1 December 2021

John Dempster's side achieved their third win in a row yesterday with a comfortable win over Hull City at the Alan Higgs Centre in the U18s Professional Development League.

The nearest either side got in the opening exchanges was when Hull hit the bar with a free kick with ten minutes on the clock but the danger was cleared.

 

However a minute later the Sky Blues took the lead when Justin Obikwu picked up the ball on the edge of the box and switched feet to fire the ball into the top corner.

 

The Tigers won a succession of corners but it was the home side that were unlucky not to double the lead when Bradley Stretton went close with a volley from outside the box.

 

But the Sky Blues didn’t need to wait long to find the second when a ball over the top found Sam Rodber who passed across goal for Stretton to finish with aplomb.

 

Rylie Siddell was proving a threat down the left hand side and he slid in Evan Eghosa who beat his man then cut the ball back on the byline but his cross was headed over. 

 

Dempster’s side scored a third when Siddall corner wasn’t dealt with and the ball reached Eghosa again, who found the bottom corner with his shot.

 

Then with two minutes to play in the half, City broke and after the initial shot was blocked, Charlie Manners executed an overhead kick to perfection to put City in a commanding position at the interval. 

 

HALF TIME: Coventry City U18s 4-0 Hull City U18s 

 

The Sky Blues came out after the break looking for more and Rodber fired just wide a minute into the half before a succession of corners were dealt with by the Hull defence. 

 

The visitors tried to find a route back into the game but when they did manage to get a cross in, Talon Shephard was there to head the ball safely away. 

 

Eghosa was brought down after beating two defenders with substitute Charlie Finney having a curling effort well saved by the ‘keeper.

 

On the hour mark Cal Perry was brought down in the box with Manners blasting the spot kick home.

 

A sixth came shortly after when Siddall’s corner found the head of Joe Wynne but his effort slammed against the post and despite Rodber’s rebound being blocked on the line there was nothing the defence could do to stop his follow up.

 

Next to go close was substitute Kai Andrews but he could only find the side netting from a tight angle before Rodber almost got his second but he headed Jayden Smith’s cross just over the bar. 

 

Hull built up a bit of momentum in their search for a consolation but Shepherd was there again to head away a cross with the Sky Blues deservedly earning their clean sheet to go with the three points. 

 

FULL TIME: Coventry City U18s 6-0 Hull City U18s

 

GOALS: Justin Obikwu (11’), Bradley Stretton (21’), Evan Eghosa (38’), Charlie Manners (43’), Charlie Manners (61’), Sam Rodber (63’)

 

Sky Blues XI: Charlie Callaghan (GK), Jayden Smith, Joe Wynne (C), Talon Shephard, Rylie Siddell, Cal Perry, Evan Eghosa, Bradley Stretton (Charlie Finney 46’), Sam Rodber, Justin Obikwu (Kai Andrews 62’) Charlie Manners.


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