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Match Report  |  Gresley Rovers vs Coventry Sphinx

Gresley Rovers  1
Tague 81
Coventry Sphinx  1
Shipman 38

Northern Premier League Midlands

The Moat Ground

Tuesday, 15th August 2023, 7.45pm

Rovers Battle For A Point

This was not a game for the purists, but it was entertaining, nevertheless. Both sides found it difficult to create any clear-cut chances w ith both defences doing well helped by miss placed passes.

It was half an hour before there was an attempt on goal with Bradley Maslen-Jones firing over the bar followed with a shot that was well parried by the visiting keeper.

Rovers were applying some pressure and a flick on to Lewis Belgrave maybe should have been closer, but he put his shot wide.

The home side went behind on 37 minutes when a throw in was wrongly given to the visitors and Dylan Parker picked out Matthew Shipman with a through ball and the front man cooly finished slipping the ball past the exposed Lewis Fenney.

Rovers came out firing for the second half looking far more dangerous in attack and solid in defence and dominated the play from the first whistle.

However, they could or rather should have been further behind on 48 minutes when Parker missed a wide-open goal skewing his shot well wide of the target.

Rovers settled after the early pressure and began to apply their own pressure with some devastating runs down the left from Jayden Cotterill leave defenders in his wake. Ste Hart was finding his range with a shot on the hour mark which just cleared the bar.

Rovers made their first changes with Jaden Forrester and James Spruce replacing Dexter Dudley-Toole and Lewis Belgrave respectively.

Against the run of play Sphinx went close flashing a shot across the face of Rovers’ goal but no-one was on hand to get the final touch.

On 81 minutes Rovers got the break they’d been pressing for when Alby Lansdowne’s superb ball into the are found James Tague whose powerful header left Keelan Fellows grasping at thin air.

Rovers were looking for a winner with a shot just over but with all their players pushing forward they almost allowed the visitors to snatch all three points late on, but a free header was just over.

Match Stats
Shots on Target 2 2
Shots off Target 8 2
Corners 4 4
Fouls Conceded 6 14
Yellow Cards 2 3
Red Cards 0 0
Possession (%) 58 42
Streaming Interview
Gresley Rovers
1 Lewis Fenney
2 George Clark
3 Dexter Dudley-Toole
4 Jayden Cotterill
5 Mason Frizelle (c)
6 Alby Lansdowne
7 Bradley Maslen-Jones
8 Lewis Belgrave
9 Kane Lee
10 Ste Hart Yellow Card
11 James Tague
12 Tyler Donaldson
not used
14 Riley Davoile
for 7 - 84 mins
15 Jaden Forrester
for 3 - 63 mins
16 James Spruce Yellow Card
for 8 - 63 mins
17 Tyler Smith
not used
Coventry Sphinx
1 Keelan Fellows Yellow Card
2 Joe Pursey
3 Callum Martin
4 Luke Downes
5 Louis Guest
6 Callum Whiteside
7 Dylan Parker Yellow Card
8 Callum Woodward (c) Yellow Card
9 Matthew Shipman
10 Kyle Carey
11 Jack Downes
12 Max Johnson
not used
14 Dawid Peplinski
for 7 - 71 mins
15 Sam Ellis
not used
16 Sam Jackson
not used
17 Antonio Cristofaro
not used
Other Match Info

Referee: William Murray

Attendance: 274

Star Player
Albert Lansdowne

Albert Lansdowne

Great overall performance