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26 July 2017 Venue New Bucks Head Attendance Referee Andy Hendley

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AFC Telford
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Shrewsbury Town

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4-4-2
  • 15
    Craig MacGillivray
    GK
  • 20
    Ryan Sears
    GK
  • 18
    Zak Jules
    GK
  • 39
    Christos Shelis
    GK
  • 28
    Callum Roberts
    GK
  • 21
    Dan James
    GK
  • 16
    Bryn Morris
    GK
  • 17
    Ebou Adams
    GK
  • 26
    John McAtee
    GK
  • 14
    Lenell John-Lewis (C)
    GK
  • 11
    Arthur Gnahoua
    GK

Substitutes

  • 30
    Cam Gregory
    SUB
  • 24
    George Hughes
    SUB
  • 35
    Chris Gallagher
    SUB
  • 38
    Ryan Barnett
    SUB
  • 3
    Reiss Corfield
    SUB
  • 7
    Tyrone Ofori
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Paul Hurst

4-4-2
  • 1
    Jas Singh
    GK
  • 2
    Kallum Mantack
    DF
  • 3
    Jordan Gough (C)
    DF
  • 4
    Ross White
    MF
  • 5
    Aaron Hayden
    DF
  • 6
    Jack Rea
    DF
  • 7
    Marcus Dinanga
    MF
  • 8
    Jonathan Royle
    MF
  • 9
    Matthew Barnes-Homer
    FW
  • 10
    John Marsden
    FW
  • 11
    Elliot Newby
    MF

Substitutes

  • 12
    Shane Sutton
    SUB
  • 13
    Sheridan Martinez
    SUB
  • 14
    Regan Upton
    SUB
  • 15
    Curtis Strong
    SUB
  • 16
    Kieran Dunbar
    SUB
  • 17
    Joe Fitzpatrick
    SUB
  • 18
    Will Marsh
    SUB
  • 19
    Anthony Dwyer
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Rob Edwards

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Match Previews

Paul Hurst Pre AFC Telford United

26 July 2017

Hurst to give youth a chance against Telford

Shrewsbury Town are expected to field a younger looking side tonight as they take on AFC Telford United at the New Bucks Head.

The likes of Dan James, Ebou Adams and Zak Jules are all likely to be given game time, as well as Town’s five first year pros. 

Town boss Paul Hurst believes it will provide a good opportunity for a number of players to get some minutes under their belts.

“Some of the young pros will be involved”, Hurst said.

“People will probably look at the line-up and think that more of the first-team lads played on Tuesday night against Cardiff, but for me it’s just a younger side with people who still have a chance of making the first league line-up.

“If there are any fans that are interested in going I would say go and have a look because there’s still going to be some good players on show and I’ll be expecting a good performance from them.

“Some lads will have been on the bench against Cardiff and will then have to be ready the following day, so on that side of things it’s not perfect, but we are hoping we can come through injury free.” 

The five first year pros were involved in Town’s penalty shootout defeat to Shawbury in the Shropshire Senior Cup last week, but Hurst hopes they can remain positive and show signs of progression against Telford.

“I want them to maintain a positive attitude”, said Paul.

“We said from the start that this will probably be the hardest year of their footballing lives because you feel a long way away from actually getting the nod of being in the first team. 

“They’ve trained with us most days. There’s only been the odd day when they’ve gone away with the youth team in order to prepare for that Shawbury game, so they are in the environment, but it is tough.

“I don’t want to baby them. They are young men now and they’ve got to make that step up. You’ve got to have character, but I would suggest it’s one of the easiest squads to feel part of because of having some good lads around.

“It’s about looking at the bigger picture. When we spoke to them we said that we didn’t expect them to be making an impact, but if they could then great. At times they’ve done well and at times they’ve struggled a little bit, but that’s natural.

“One thing that’s been apparent is the fact they haven’t been at the front of any of the running. They need to keep working on their fitness levels and that will be constant throughout the season, but when opportunities arrive, like Wednesday, they’ve got to show signs of progression.”

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Match Reports

AFC Telford 1 Town 0

Telford beat young Town side with an early second half goal

26 July 2017

Town: Craig MacGillivray, Ryan Sears, Christos Shelis, Zac Jules, Callum Roberts, Dan James, Ebou Adams, Bryn Morris (Ryan Barnett 80), John McAtee (Chris Gallagher 65), Lenell John-Lewis, Arthur Gnahoua
Subs: Cameron Gregory, Chris Gallagher, George Hughes, Reiss Corfield, Ryan Barnett, Tyrone Ofori

AFC Telford United: Jas Singh, Kallum Mantack, Jordan Gough, Ross White, Aaron Hayden, Jack Rea, Marcus Dinanga, Jonathan Royle, Matthew Barnes-Homer, John Marsden, Elliot Newby
Subs: Shane Sutton, Sheridan Martinez, Regan Upton, Curtis Strong, Kieran Dunbar, Joe Fitzpatrick, Will Marsh, Anthony Dwyer

A younger Shrewsbury Town side were beaten 1-0 by AFC Telford United in a scrappy affair at the New Bucks Head. Neither side created many clear cut chances but it was Telford who scored just after half-time when Elliot Newby’s shot nestled in the bottom corner.

Team News:
It was a young Town side chosen by Paul Hurst with all eight players who were on the bench against Cardiff taking their places in the starting eleven. Ryan Sears, Callum Roberts and John McAtee make up the Town line-up, with four youth teamers on the bench in Cameron Gregory, Reiss Corfield, Ryan Barnett and Tyrone Ofori.

First Half:
It was Shrewsbury who dominated the opening fifteen minutes with Bryn Morris shooting just wide from the edge of the box and Dan James having a header go comfortably wide of the right hand post after some good interplay between Arthur Gnahoua and John McAtee on the right hand side.

Telford looked dangerous down the Town right and the ambidextrous Elliot Newby caused a few problems for Ryan Sears, but his crosses were wayward, much to the annoyance of Marcus Dinanga and Matthew Barnes-Homer who were leading the Telford line.

Town looked particularly dangerous when they were given space to roam and John McAtee had a 25 yard shot comfortably saved, whilst Arthur Gnahoua caused problems with a couple of mazy runs, but he couldn’t find that all important final ball.

As the half wore on Telford came into it more and Christos Shelis had to be alert to block three shots in quick succession, the first two from Dinanga and the last by Jack Rea from the edge of the box.

The best chance of the half then fell Telford’s way just a minute before the break when they found some space down the left hand side and Telford skipper Jordan Gough delivered a cross to the back-post which Dinanga headed back across goal, but despite connecting with a volley just 8 yards out Barnes-Homer couldn’t keep his shot down and it went over Craig MacGillivray’s bar.

Half Time: 0-0

Second Half:  
Telford put the disappointment of that first half miss behind them and took the lead within the opening two minutes of the half. Second half substitute Curtis Strong showed good strength down left hand side to get past Ryan Sears and he played in Elliot Newby who ran 10 yards before shooting through the legs of Christos Shelis before it nestled in the bottom corner.

Town struggled to get to their fluent best in the opening 15 minutes with their best chance coming when Lenell John-Lewis flick on to Arthur Gnahoua who cut inside the Jordon Gough, but his return pass was slightly behind John-Lewis and Telford managed to get numbers back to block the shot.

The second half was a scrappy affair throughout with Town having the better of the half chances. Arthur Gnahoua had started in the number 10 position, but drifted wide as the half wore on and he had a couple of decent efforts after cutting onto his left foot, but neither troubled Jasbir Singh in the Telford goal.  

Town continued to push forward and had a spell where they won a couple of corners, but a Zak Jules header which went 6 yards wide was the closest Town came as Telford managed to see out the victory.

Full Time: 1-0

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Ticket News

AFC Telford Ticket Details

26 July 2017

Tickets details for pre-season trip of AFC Telford

AFC Telford v Shrewsbury Town

Wednesday 26th July 2017 – kick-off 7:45pm

New Bucks Head

Friendly

Tickets for our pre-season friendly game away to AFC Telford will be available on the night..

Town fans will be housed in the Frank Naginton Terrace and should enter the ground through this end.

Prices for the game have been set at :-

Adults - £8.00 

Concessions - £5.00

U16s - £1

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 

•    On the evening Town fans will pay on the gate.

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