Those who were at the Ricoh Arena this afternoon spent a couple hours of their life watching a drab and dreary 0-0 draw between Coventry City U23's and Millwall.
Jason Farndon, with no U18's at his disposal due to their FA Youth Cup tie at Lincoln City tomorrow night, was able to field a strong side with Chris Stokes, Tom Davies and Dominic Hyam in defence, supported by both Kelly-Evans, Ben Stevenson Tom Bayliss, Callum Maycock and Jordan Shipley with Max Biamou making his first appearance for City.at this level.
City had the better of the chances early on but most of the play was in the middle third of the pitch in a game which had Mark Robins and a stack of scouts watching on.
However, the closest anyone got to scoring came in the 23rd minute when Lewis White got down the right flank and hit a shot which hit Correy Addai's left hand post before going out for a goal kick.
When playing at the Alan Higgs Centre, City U23's seem to have a bit determination and guille about them, but today, there was none of that and the half-time whistle came as a blessed relief.
The effort from the City players could not be faulted with the Kelly-Evans and Shipley doing plenty of running, Callum Maycock, Bayliss and Stevenson all working well in midfield, and the back three of Stokes, Davies and Hyam able to deal with anythng Brymora, Barnham, White and Saunders-Henry playing in a very young Millwall side had to offer.
Things needed changing and so Mark Robins came down to the technical area to tell Jason Farndon as to what changes he wanted.
Those were Kyle Finn on for Tom Bayliss in the 62nd minute and after the under-worked Ryan Sandford in the Lions goal had punched away a Shipley cross, Max Biamou, who had struggled to get into the game and have an impact on the play, was replaced by Kwame Thomas with eleven minutes left.
No late drama in this game or either keeper having to pull off a blinding or otherwise save, 0-0 was how it ended.