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Match Report | Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Cardiff City

19 July 2022

Match Reports

Match Report | Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Cardiff City

19 July 2022

Shrewsbury Town rounded off pre-season with a draw against Cardiff City at Montgomery Waters Meadow on Tuesday night.

In an even fixture against higher league opposition, Salop's best chance fell to Tom Flanagan on the hour mark. George Nurse's long throw reached Julien Dacosta, who chested the ball to the feet of Town's Northern Irish centre-back. Unfortunately for the hosts, Flanagan couldn’t get enough power onto the ball to challenge substitute goalkeeper Ryan Allsop.

The visitor's best chance came on the ten-minute mark. Cardiff put together a quick passing move in the Shrewsbury half which led to Joe Bagan receiving the ball on the edge of the box and he used some creative footwork to get into the box to have a shot, but it hit the base of the post. 

Early in the first half, Leahy was dispossessed in the Salop box which allowed Cardiff's Max Watters to have a close-range shot but Chey Dunkley reacted quickly to block the effort.

On the half-hour mark, Tom Bayliss took a corner for the Shrews from the right-hand side which was sent to the back post. Dunkley was the man for Salop who leapt up into the air and got onto the ball but he could only head it narrowly wide. 

Just before the half-time whistle, Taylor Moore started a Salop move as he spread the ball wide to Julien Dacosta who ran onto the ball. Dacosta sent a low hard cross across the box but unfortunately for the Salop players running into the box it had too much on it and went out on the other side.  

Cardiff started quickly in the second half and set up a creative passing move which culminated in the Bluebirds playing a cross into the box but none of the Cardiff players could get onto the end of it.

Ryan Wintle the Cardiff substitute had a long-range effort for the Bluebirds in the 70th minute but Marko Marosi was able to easily parry the ball over the bar for a Cardiff corner. 

Not long after the Whintle chance, Shrewsbury replied with a corner which was again taken by Bayliss who sent it into the box. The Shrewsbury players managed to get heads to the ball but could only send it in to the blue and amber crowd.  

Cardiff had a chance to win the game late on as Mark Harris was one-on-one with Marosi. Harris had a shot from inside the box but Marosi was quick to react and came out to push it away and the Shrewsbury defence was quick to react and send it for a corner which meant Shrewsbury finished off their pre-season preparation with a 0-0 draw.


Salop XI: Marosi (GK), Leahy, Pennington (C), Moore, Bowman (Bloxham, 67), Bayliss (Barlow, 88), Dunkley, Nurse (Craig, 90), Shipley (Caton, 90), Dacosta (Pyke, 67), Flanagan  

Unused subs: Burgoyne (GK) 

Cardiff XI: Phillips (GK), Campbell, Perry NG, Kipré, Bagan, Rinomhota, Ralls, Sawyers, Ojo, O’Dowda, Watters 

Cardiff second XI: Allsop (GK), Nelson, Denham, Romeo, Collins, Wintle, King, Sang, Leahy, Whyte, Harris 


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