City Draw With AFC Wimbledon Again

Coventry City 1-1 AFC Wimbledon 

City: Burge, Sterling, McCallum (Grimmer 89), Subs Willis, Hyam, Kelly, Bayliss, Thomas, Enobakhare (Clarke-Harris 62), Chaplin, Hiwula. Subs: Addai, Davies, Doyle, Clarke-Harris, Westbrooke, Shipley.

AFC Wimbledon; Ramsdale, Watson, Oshilaja, Nightingale, Hartigan, Jervis, (Connolly 68). Pinnock, Garratt (Piggott 68), Barcham, Kalambayi, Wordsworth. Subs: McDonnell, Trotter, Sibbick, Wood, Egan,

Att 10,420

Goals:Jake Jervis 2, Luke Thomas 60

Coventry City came back to draw 1-1 with AFC Wimbledon in a lack-lustre game.

At the end of a week, where it had been announced that City”s plight at the Ricoh Arena was going to be debated in parliament and Bright Enobakhare had been signed on loan, the Sky Blues took on League One bottom side AFC Wimbledon.

Enobakhare started along with Sam McCallum for a City side that was a goal down inside eighty seconds when the Dons won a corner. Lee Burge pulled off a save but Jake Jervis, a former City trialist, bundled the ball in.

With City supporter Lee Whitehead, who sadly passed away, remembered in the seventh minute. City started to get in the game and were only denied the goal by some excellent blocks from the Wimbledon defence.

Mitchell Pinnock thumped a shot against the bar in the 14th minute and Kelly got in and had a shot pushed over before the stewards were in the away end on the orders of the safety officer, who is expected to get a grilling at a forum this week.  

 

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Thomas blasted well wide in the 23rd minute for City who won another corner as McCallum tried to walk the ball into the net

City were passing it round well but they lacked any real finesse in the final third and Burge saved from Jervis in the 35th minute in a half which had dropped in intensity and saw both sides trying to create an opening.

Kelly City's Man Of The Match for me, again drove wide before this turgid first half ended.  

City were out early for a half which saw a 50th minute corner and a Bayliss shot for another.

With the away fans making most of the noise, Hiwula and Chaplin linked well for a corner that came back to McCallum and was sent over the bar.

Then on the hour mark. City were level. The crowd had been urging the players to shoot when in the area and that was shouted as the ball fell to Luke Thomas who drove low into the net from the right. 

Chaplin was denied a penalty in the 67th minute for a City side which had the impetus and Clarke-Harris on for the ordinary looking Enobakhare, who passed the ball ok but did nothing outstanding.

Chaplin was booked on a day which got colder with every passing minute and Thomas had another shot and then had a run.

Hyam cleared for an 82nd minute corner and Burge dealt with the incoming shot.

In the 88th minute, Jordy Hiwula missed an absolute sitter to the boos of the crowd and Kelly struck the bar as the game ended in a draw with a Wimbledon player down unconscious.