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28 April 2019 Venue Ricoh Arena Attendance

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Coventry City Match Preview

27 April 2019

Marcus Braddock previews Sunday's trip to the Ricoh

This weekend Town play Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena in what could be Coventry's last game there. Differences between the club and the Stadium owners mean that City may have to find a new home for next season making this quite a high profile game. On the pitch the Sky Blues have had a reasonable season, at times they've lacked consistency and had a rough patch from November until the end of December but aside from that, results have been good enough to put them in 8th position with two games to play. Mathematically they could still make it to the play offs but they would have to win their last two games and hope that neither of the two teams above them (Doncaster and Peterborough United) win any of their remaining games.

City's form had been quite good with five wins and two draws in their last ten games, their most recent encounter was a defeat was a 2-1 away defeat against high flying Portsmouth and their last home defeat was against Oxford on March 23rd.

Top Scorers
Jordy Hiwula 12
Conor Chaplin 8
Amadou Bakayoko 7

Assists
Luke Thomas 5
Amadou Bakayoko 4

Clean Sheets
Seven at home and four away.

Coventry home stats
City have won 41% of their home games and drawn 27% of their home games and average 1.5 points per game.  They concede less than a goal per game with an average of 0.9 goals conceded per game.

The second half sees more of the action at the Ricoh Arena with 61% of Coventry's goals and 74% of the oppositions goals occurring in the second 45 minutes. Their worst period of games at home is the first fifteen minutes of the second half with nine goals conceded but they finish strongly with seven goals scored in the last fifteen minutes at home.

Referee
Alan Young. Games this season: 34. Yellow cards: 148. Red cards: 4
Assistants: Adrian Tranter and Isaac Searle.

Squad News

Midfielder Tom Bayliss will be out for the rest of the season with a broken wrist. Midfielder David Meyler is out with a dislocated shoulder.

Dave Edwards and Steve Arnold are both on the sidelines for Town.

Summary

One of the good things about being so close to the end of the season is that you generally know what you need to do before the game. We need to win this to guarantee our League One status after we let the three points slip away against Oxford. Our away performances have been pretty good recently and we've already beaten Coventry at home this season so it is of course perfectly possible for us to take the three points.

p.s.

The A5 from Dobbie’s Island to Jct 3 (Cosford) M54 will be closed to all traffic from about 10.50am through to about 12.30pm to allow the Bike4Life charity ride to pass safely. So if you're travelling to Coventry you may want to factor this information in.

COYB!!!

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Coventry City 1 Shrewsbury Town 1

28 April 2019

Shrewsbury Town secure a vital draw against Coventry City.

City: Lee Burge, Brandon Mason (Jordan Willis, 72), Tom Davies, Liam Kelly, Jordy Hiwula, Dominic Hyam, Dujon Sterling, Amadou Bakayoko (Conor Chaplin, 63), Luke Thomas, Bright Enobakahre, Jordan Shipley.

Subs: Corey Addai, Jordan Willis, Conor Chaplin, Junior Brown, Jordan Ponticelli, Zain Westbrook, Charlie Wakefield.

Town: Jonathan Mitchell, 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, 76).

Subs: Reice Charles-Cook, Mat Sadler, Fejiri Okenabirhie, Romain Vincelot, Sam Smith, Stefan Payne.

Referee: Alan Young

Assistants: Adrian Tranter and Isaac Searle

Fourth official: Ian Smedley

Attendance: 13, 549

Shrewsbury Town had to battle back from a goal down to earn a point against Coventry City.

Fejiri Okenabirhie was the man for Town who got on the score sheet to help his side take a point. A  point which secured Town’s Sky Bet League One status.

First-Half

The first 15 minutes saw the home side marching forward and looking to break Town down and play the ball into the box. Town were looking dangerous on the counter-attack through Tyrese Campbell and Greg Docherty but couldn’t calve out a clear chance.

The Sky Blues managed to take the lead shortly after the 15-minute mark through Jordan Shipley. Town would have been disappointed as Jonathan Mitchell saved the strikers’ initial shot but couldn’t avert the forward from converting the rebound just outside the six-yard box.

Anthony Grant was given a yellow card in the 29th minute by referee Alan Young during a break of play.

Campbell stung the palms of the Sky Blues keeper Lee Burge in the 32nd minute with a strong shot. The striker got on the end of the pass from Docherty and let off his effort just inside the box. Unfortunately for Town the striker couldn’t guide the ball past the Coventry keeper.

Town would have thought they were in on goal shortly before the half-time break. Coventry miss placed a pass backwards towards Burge and Campbell was inches away from nicking the ball around the keeper and tapping into the net.

The half came to an end with the home side taking the one goal advantage into the break.

Second-Half:

Town came out for the second-half looking to break down the Coventry defence but were struggling to find space in and around the box. Both Campbell and Docherty were trying to be positive with the ball but found opportunities hard to come by.

The game lacked any real goalmouth action as the clock ticked on towards the hour mark.  The battle for the ball was being played out in the middle of the park and neither team were able to sustain a period of possession.

Town came close in the 69th minute through left-back Scott Golbourne. The defender managed to latch onto a bouncing ball and was able to swing his leg and make a solid connection. Despite beating the keeper, the shot just beat the post.

The Sky Blues’ lead was nearly taken away in the 74th minute as Town came close again. James Bolton got on the end of a set-piece delivery but couldn’t guide his header on target.

Town finally got the breakthrough in the 78th minute. Shortly after coming on Fejiri Okenabirhie managed to stab home the ball into the back of the net after Luke Waterfall’s long-range shot drifted wide – bringing Town back onto level terms.

The game came to an end with Town securing a point. A point which secures Town’s Sky Bet League One status.

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Ticket News

Coventry City Ticket Details

28 April 2019

Ticket details for our Sky Bet League One trip to the Ricoh Arena

Coventry City v Shrewsbury Town
Sunday 28th – 3pm Kick-Off
Ricoh Arena
Sky Bet League One

Tickets are now on sale for our Sky Bet League One trip to Ricoh Arena.

We have been allocated 1,000 tickets in the South Stand for the trip to Ricoh Arena which have sold-out.

Ticket prices increase by £3 if purchased on the day of the game.

Prices

Adult - £22
Senior 60+ - £15
Young Adult (18-21) - £16
NUS - £15
Under 18 - £10

Wheelchair

Adult - £22
Senior 60+ - £15
Young Adult (18-21) - £16
NUS - £15
Under 18 - £10

Personal assistant is free of charge.

Supporters are advised that they may be held back after the final whistle for crowd control.

Town fans can pay on the day but prices increase, go to turnstile 5 and you can pay with CASH only.

Any tickets that have been put up for collection will be available from the main Ticket Office opposite the casino.

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 

•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office 
•    By calling 01743 273943 
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

Away tickets are set up online with the following delivery options:

Standard post 
Special delivery
Collect from Shrewsbury Town - Free

Any tickets for away games not collected will be taken to the away game on the day.

If you can't make it to the game you can listen to full match commentary, or watch the game if you are an International fan, on IFollow Shrews or download the app here to listen if you are out and about - IFollow App.

 

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