Match Report


Sat 09 Jun 12

It's the last game of the League 2 season for promoted Shrewsbury Town and Graham Turner resists the urge to change a winning side. Conor Goldson steps up to the substitute's bench otherwise it's as you where for Salop, as they prepare to bid farewell to the basement division after an eight year tenure. Luke Moore got the first shot away after 4 minutes from just outside the box for the home side but Chris Neal made the routine stop central to goal and on his 6 yard line. The next effort - from Jack Midson - landed in a local resident's vegetable patch and was the 2nd matchball hoofed out of Kingsmeadow inside 8 minutes! Terry Gornell looked to have plausible claims for a penalty when he was felled right on the edge of the box but the referee waved play on, and within 30 seconds the striker was in behind the home defence again. Gornell dallied though and the glorious opportunity was lost with Seb Brown diving bravely at his feet before he could pull the trigger. Town had weathered the early storm and were now beginning to play their way back into the game and they appealed in vain for another pen when Aaron Wildig took a tumble in the area on 20 minutes. Shrews supporters were crammed in like sardines on the far side of this three-sided ground, but we were still able to pick out a Thunderbird, Batman, Scooby Doo and of course the obligatory Womble. They were in fine voice though and were clearly in party mode. An injury to Reece Jones just before the half hour brought his afternoon to a premature end and Billy Knott was the man brought on to replace him. Mark Wright's pace got him on the end of a searching ball from Joe Jacobson and despite Brett Johnson's best efforts to halt the winger's run, Wright sent the ball goalwards only to be denied by Brown's bravery.

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