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Coventry City 1-1 Shrewsbury Town: League One football for both teams next season

Jordan Shipley scored the final home goal of Coventry's season, which Sky Blues fans hope is not their last at the Ricoh Arena
Jordan Shipley scored the final home goal of Coventry's season, which Sky Blues fans hope is not their last at the Ricoh Arena

Shrewsbury Town striker Fejiri Okenabirhie scored a second-half equaliser to secure League One status for his side and end Coventry City's slim play-off hopes.

Coventry needed to win heavily and do the dame at seventh-placed Doncaster next weekend to stand any chance.

But Jordan Shipley's 16th-minute strike proved to be the Sky Blues' only goal.

And Shrewsbury equalised when a long-range scuffed effort by skipper Luke Waterfall fell kindly to Okenabirhie.

He duly poked the ball home from six yards out for a share of the spoils to ruin the occasion for the Coventry fans who are still not sure yet whether they will be seeing football at the Ricoh Arena again next season.

Shrewsbury's place in League One for another season was all but assured the day before by defeats for Scunthorpe United and Plymouth Argyle.

Plymouth would have had to win at home to Scunthorpe on the final day and Shrewsbury lose at home to Oxford - and suffer a 17-goal swing in goal difference - to go down.

The biggest cheer of the day came when Coventry legend Steve Ogrizovic was presented to the fans.

After 35 years' service at the club as both player and goalkeeping coach, Big Oggy bowed out against another of his former clubs.

Steve Ogrizovic - the man they call Big Oggy - played for Chesterfield, Liverpool, Shrewsbury and Coventry - and also played cricket for Shropshire
Steve Ogrizovic - the man they call Big Oggy - played for Chesterfield, Liverpool, Shrewsbury and Coventry - and also played cricket for Shropshire

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17SterlingSubstituted forWakefieldat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Davies
  • 15Hyam
  • 3MasonSubstituted forWillisat 72'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 26Shipley
  • 23Thomas
  • 24Enobakhare
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21BakayokoSubstituted forChaplinat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Willis
  • 10Chaplin
  • 12Brown
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 33Addai
  • 44Wakefield

Shrewsbury

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Williams
  • 22Waterfall
  • 6Beckles
  • 13Bolton
  • 42GrantBooked at 29minsSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 76'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 23Golbourne
  • 8Docherty
  • 11Campbell
  • 18GillieadSubstituted forVincelotat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Sadler
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 16Vincelot
  • 17Smith
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 50Payne
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
13,549

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home3
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Charlie Wakefield replaces Dujon Sterling.

Attempt saved. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Bright Enobakhare.

Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jordan Shipley.

Conor Chaplin (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tyrese Campbell (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Coventry City 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Waterfall following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Anthony Grant.

Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Romain Vincelot (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordan Willis replaces Brandon Mason.

Hand ball by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Romain Vincelot replaces Alex Gilliead.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Conor Chaplin replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Attempt missed. Tyrese Campbell (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City).

Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City).

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Tom Davies (Coventry City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton452613687414691
2Barnsley452613679374291
3Portsmouth442512780473387
4Sunderland442219378433585
5Charlton4525101069402985
6Doncaster4519131374581670
7Peterborough441812146559666
8Coventry451811165452265
9Burton4517121665541163
10Blackpool451517135049162
11Oxford Utd451515155761-460
12Fleetwood441513165650658
13Accrington451412195066-1654
14Rochdale45159215483-2954
15Gillingham451410215872-1452
16Bristol Rovers451215184549-451
17Shrewsbury451215185159-851
18Wycombe451311215467-1350
19Wimbledon451310224263-2149
20Southend45138245367-1447
21Plymouth451211225378-2547
22Walsall451210234971-2246
23Scunthorpe451210235180-2946
24Bradford45117274977-2840
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