Coventry City U23's 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday
City U23's: Liam O'Brien, Tom Davies (Reece Ford 91), Morgan Williams (Jak Hickman 56), Jordan Thompson, Junior Brown, Abu Ogogo, Zane Westbrooke, Dexter Walters, Reise Allassani. Conor Chaplin, Amadou Bakayoko. Subs: Corey Addai, Chris Camwell. Josh Eccles.
Sheffield Wednesday: Wallis, Hughes, West, Lee, O'Grady, Williams,(Waldock 60), Stubbs, Hunt, Sang (Lochar 78), KIrby, Preston. Subs: McCulloch, Brennan, Dawodo.
Coventry City U23's drew 2-2 with Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.
Jason Farndon was allowed to name a super strong team for this game at the Alan Higgs Centre on a sunny afternoon and included eight new signings including Amadou Bakayoko and Conor Chaplin.
In a game delayed for fifteen minutes by Wednesday arriving late, Chaplin was straight on it, having a couple of early efforts. However, it was his striker partner who fired City ahead in the tenth minute when Reise Allassani, ran and hit a low twenty yarder into the net.
Chaplin and Allassani had the chances but Wednesday levelled in the 28th minute when O'Brien flapped at a corner and the ball was turned into the net by a City defender.
City stuck to their task and Chaplin hit the bar in the 43rd minute following a corner.
The Sky Blues, watched by Mark Robins amongst others, attacked again. Junior Brown got in a cross on the stroke of half-time and Amadou Bakayoko stroked home to give City a 2-1 lead at the break.
Jak Hickman came on for Morgan Willams in the 56th minute before Liam Williams suffered a nasty injury in the 60th minute and the game was held up for eight minutes with Williams stretchered off
Allassani fired over and Chaplin headed wide after two really good moves involving Hickman and Allassani who again played well.
Bakayoko set up Chaplin for a 78th minute shot and then a header.
Hickman, who again did well when he came on, dived in to conceded a corner with a corner at the other end coming to nothing.
This had been a hard fought game, prompting a couple of one liners from Tom Davies who had been the subject of a number of challenges and was eventually forced off in stoppage time.
The good work from City continued but they only had a draw to show for their efforts when the ball came across, deep in stoppage time and Fraser Preston hammered home from twelve yards to see the game finish in a draw.
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