19th Feb, 2018

United remain in bottom half despite convincing Shepshed win

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY United remain in the bottom half of the Midland Football League Premier Division, despite defeating midtable rivals Shepshed Dynamo 2-0 away from home.

A brace from Shaquille McDonald guided United to a timely win which sees them draw level on points with Shepshed, Westfields and Long Eaton.

Saturday’s game took place in boggy conditions with many parts of the pitch proving extremely boggy.

A goalless first half saw chances came and go for both teams.

Robert Prinzel’s ambitious strike on five minutes went just wide of the post while a header from the forward moments later also just evaded the goal.

Brad Jones was denied a penalty on 20 minutes when he was brought down in the penalty area, the referee waved play on.

Dynamo started the second half with more intent to what they had displayed in the first.

Tom Hill hit the post with his stab towards goal following a scramble in the six-yard box while at the other end Prinzel forced Dynamo keeper Denham Hinds into making a good save.

Liam Read’s header for the home side crashed off the crossbar before the deadlock was finally broken when McDonald’s volley powered past the keeper to make it 1-0.

Dynamo thought they had equalised on 72 minutes when Hill scored from a free kick, but the goal was ruled out for a push on United keeper Richard Morris.

It got worse for the hosts moments later when McDonald bagged his second and secured the win for United.

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