Junior Takeover - Match Report

Junior Takeover - Match Report

By Media Team on 18/12/2019

The match kicks off at 3 pm with a decent crowd with a full away stand following, making a great atmosphere.

It’s not a great start for the Town.

In the 3rd minute, Fejiri Okenabirhie (10) wins a free kick on the left wing but fails to score. A great save made by Max O’Leary (25) punching the ball clear at 14 minutes to keep the score at 0-0.

A few great attempts by Salop with shots on target followed by a yellow card foul against Ollie Norburn.

Then Coventry City went 1-0 up in the 26th minute scoring a headed goal by Jordan Shipley.

Shrewsbury Town then had two attempt shots from Okenabirhie on target but still no goals to show for it.

In the first 45 minutes, Josh Laurent (28) played extremely well down the left-wing and midfield continuously retrieving the ball from the opposition.

Half Time 0-1 Coventry City

Substitution for Shrewsbury Town: Shaun Whalley (7) on Sean Goss (22) off.

Whalley wins a free kick on the left wing for Town which he took and crossed but was unable to provide an equaliser.

Substitution for Shrewsbury Town Ryan Giles (11) on Ro-Shaun-Williams (5) off 

With Whalley and Giles now on, they were giving the town extra width and speed and more attacking options.

Then follows an amazing corner from Ryan Giles (11) to Scott Golbourne (3) who scored an epic equaliser after slipping it through multiple Coventry players’ defence in a packed penalty area.

A yellow card goes to Liam Walsh (20) Coventry City.

Substitution for Shrewsbury town Jason Cummings (35) on Fejiri Okenabirhie (10) 

With Whalley and Giles now on, they were giving the town extra width and speed and more attacking

In added time (91st minute) an AMAZING cross from Giles to Whalley scoring an absolute whopper of a volley taking Shrewsbury 2-1 ahead. The home crowd went mad as Salop secured three great points against one of the bigger teams of the division.  

Great three points for Shrewsbury pushing them closer to the play-offs with Christmas just around the corner.  

Next week another tough match Blackpool away followed by Rotherham on Boxing Day at home. 

Attendance: 7336 

Away Supporters: 1529 

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