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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Coventry City

Aaron Amadi-Holloway headed the winner as Shrewsbury beat Coventry to secure a first league victory under new manager Sam Ricketts.

Shrewsbury created the better chances in a goalless first half as Anthony Grant saw a shot deflected over the bar and then defender Luke Waterfall went even closer as he twice saw efforts cleared off the line.

Josh Laurent was next to go close for the home side when he drilled a shot over the bar while Conor Chaplin fired a shot into the side netting at the other end for Coventry.

The visitors threatened at the start of the second half when Luke Thomas' near-post effort was denied by the feet of Shrewsbury goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

Shrewsbury broke the deadlock in the 49th minute when Amadi-Holloway powerfully headed home Greg Docherty's free kick.

Liam Kelly came closest to an equaliser for Coventry when he fired a shot over the bar but Shrewsbury held out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 15Arnold
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Waterfall
  • 3HaynesSubstituted forEmmanuelat 74'minutes
  • 42GrantBooked at 63mins
  • 29NorburnBooked at 85mins
  • 8Docherty
  • 28LaurentBooked at 83mins
  • 20Amadi-HollowaySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 79'minutes
  • 12OkenabirhieSubstituted forSearsat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 9Angol
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18Gilliead
  • 23Colkett
  • 27Sears

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 4Willis
  • 18Clarke-HarrisBooked at 86mins
  • 12BrownSubstituted forShipleyat 90+2'minutes
  • 23ThomasSubstituted forAllassaniat 89'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 20Bayliss
  • 16OgogoSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 57'minutes
  • 10Chaplin
  • 15Hyam

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 14Allassani
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 26Shipley
  • 27Thompson
  • 33Addai
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
8,083

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Coventry City 0.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley replaces Junior Brown.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

(Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Reise Allassani replaces Luke Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Sears replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Booking

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Aaron Amadi-Holloway.

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Foul by James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Joshua Emmanuel replaces Ryan Haynes.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bayliss (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town).

Junior Brown (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Abu Ogogo.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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