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West Bromwich Albion U21 Preview

3 October 2017

Marcus looks ahead to this evenings Check

Our next visitors to the Montgomery Waters Meadow are West Bromwich Albion under 21's in the CheckaTrade Trophy. They have played in the Premier League 2 and have lost all of their games apart from a thumping 5-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. They last played in this competition a couple of weeks ago when they lost 3-1 at Walsall

One to watch

Jack Chambers was Captain of the under-17 side at Linfield in Belfast, before signing up with the Baggies. A Premier League 2 debut followed at the end of the 2016/17 last season and the Skilful Irishman has since appeared in the CheckaTrade Trophy against Walsall.

Referee: Michael Salisbury. Games this season: 8. Yellow Cards: 18.Red cards:  0. Mr Salisury last officiated a Shrewsbury game last season when we beat Charlton at home in February and when we drew 1-1 at AFC Wimbledon. During that latter match, Mr Salisbury sent Ivan Toney off.

Assistant Referee: Joe Simpson and Paul Thompson.
Fourth Official: Amy Fearn .

Squad News

West Brom are expected to include a handful of first team players in their squad tonight.

Town Boss Paul Hurst may give opportunities to squad members on the fringe of the first team.

Prediction

Part of me thinks that it might be good if we lost this one to get the inevitable defeat out of the way and start fresh on Saturday at Walsall. But I'm not sure it quite works that way, a defeat in the cup might be a confidence knock that sees our form slip.

Tonight sees a price drop with adult admission priced at £5 and children at just £1!

Shrewsbury Town 2-2 WBA under 21

COYB!!!

Marcus

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Town 3 West Brom U21s 0

3 October 2017

Town make it two out of two in the Checkatrade Trophy

Town: Craig MacGillivray, Joe Riley, Mat Sadler, Omar Beckles, Carlton Morris (Lifumpa Mwandwe 89), Louis Dodds, Arthur Gnahoua, Lenell John-Lewis (Ryan Barnett 67), Bryn Morris, Ebou Adams, Christos Shelis
Subs: Cameron Gregory, George Hughes, Lifumpa Mwandwe, Ryan Barnett

West Brom U21s: Alex Palmer ©, Oliver Burke (Evan Pierce 62), Callum Morton, Robbie McCourt, Max Melbourne, Aram Soleman, Kyle Jameson, Alex Bradley, Jack Chambers, Zak Brown (Finn Azaz 73), Aksum White (Nick Clayton-Phillips 67)
Subs: Brad House, Evan Pierce, Nick Clayton-Phillips, Finn Azaz, Morgan Rogers, George Harmon, Mylo Hall

Referee: Michael Salisbury
Assistants: Joe Simpson and Paul Thompson
Fourth Official: Amy Fearn

Attendance: 1404 (55)

Shrewsbury Town made it two wins out of two in the Checkatrade Trophy with victory over West Bromwich Albion Under-21s. Lenell John-Lewis bundled home opener on 24 minutes. Town went onto dominate the rest of the half, but it took until early in the second period for Town to add a second, Carlton Morris latching onto Joe Riley’s wicked cross. Louis Dodds then curled in a third 15 minutes before the end, as West Brom failed to create any chances of note in the entire game.

Team News:
Paul Hurst makes ten changes to the side which beat Scunthorpe United. Mat Sadler is the only man to keep his place as Town look to get some minutes into the squad. Christos Shelis makes his first-team debut just 24-hours after signing his first professional deal. Shelis plays at right-back, with Joe Riley having a run-out at left-back in place of Junior Brown. Bryn Morris returns for the first time in just under two months and partners Ebou Adams in central midfield. Youth team scholars Ryan Barnett, Cameron Gregory and Lifumpa Mwandwe all make the bench.

First Half:
It was Town who created the first chance of the game when Arthur Gnahoua cut inside and was fouled on the edge of the box. Joe Riley, who scored a wonder free-kick in the first game in this competition, took the set-piece which cannoned off the wall, back to Riley who skied his second effort over the bar.

West Brom couldn’t get out of their own half in the opening 15 minutes and it was Town who made all the running. Lenell John-Lewis had the best early chance when Louis Dodds stole the ball back in the attacking third and found John-Lewis, but his shot from inside the box cannoned off the post and ran away to safety.

Town were easily the better side and with 24 minutes on the clock Town took the lead. Riley cut inside from the left and delivered a pinpoint cross onto the head of Carlton Morris. Morris’ header was expertly saved by Alex Palmer at blank range, but he couldn’t hold it and Lenell John-Lewis was on hand to poke home from a couple of yards.

John-Lewis was really standing out, with the former Newport County man looked too big and strong for the Albion youngsters. He almost doubled his tally for the night when he met a Bryn Morris corner on the volley, but the shot went a couple of feet over the bar. He then tested Alex Palmer with a shot from the edge of the box, but Palmer got down well to his right and made the save look comfortable.

The matchday programme had stated that Alex Palmer would have to have a good game to give his side a chance and he certainly appeared to be doing that in the first-half, making a fine point blank save from Omar Beckles’ header five minutes before the break.

Half-Time: 1-0

Town hadn’t made their dominance count in the first half, but just four minutes into the second period they doubled their lead. Joe Riley moved the ball onto his right foot before delivering a wicked in swinging cross, which just begged to be hit home and Carlton Morris obliged with a deft finish from six yards.

With a two-goal lead, Town were cruising and they had chances to add a third through Arthur Gnahoua’s 20-yard drive, which was straight at Palmer, and Lenell John-Lewis’ curling effort, which went well wide of the post.

With 67 minutes on the clock Town made their first change of the evening. Lenell John-Lewis looked to be walking with a slight limp and Paul Hurst didn’t want to take any precautions, so Second Year Scholar Ryan Barnett came on for his first-team debut.

The second-half had far fewer chances, but Town did add a third with 15 minutes to go when Ebou Adams found Louis Dodds in the left hand channel and the experienced forward cut inside and showed a cool head to pass it into the bottom left hand corner.

George Hughes was then introduced for his first-team debut, replacing Adams who had enjoyed a decent display on his return to the starting line-up.

Chances were few and far between in the final 15 minutes although Joe Riley did produce a lovely piece of skill to take the ball between two Albion defenders, but he pulled his shot wide from a tight angle.

With just a couple of minutes remaining Town made their third change of the evening as Carlton Morris, who had done his chances of a start on Saturday, made way for first-year scholar Lifumpa Mwandwe.

Town continued to hold onto the ball in the final stages, but couldn’t add a fourth before Michael Salisbury blew his full-time whistle.

Full-Time: 3-0

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West Brom Ticket Details

3 October 2017

Special prices for the CheckaTrade Trophy Game

Shrewsbury Town v West Bromwich Albion
Tuesday 3rd October – 7:45pm Kick-Off
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Checkatrade Trophy

Tickets are now on sale for our home game with West Bromwich Albion in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Season tickets are not valid for this game and season ticket holders will have to purchase a ticket for the game.

Match tickets are available before the day of the game and on the day of the match. 

Special prices have been announced for the game with admission costing-

Adults - £5
Juniors / U18s - £1
Seniors - £1

Only the East Stand will be open for the game for home fans.

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 
•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office 
•    By calling 01743 273943 
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

Tickets bought online can be printed at home and scanned for stadium entry.

Supporters can use their FanCard to easily purchase this game at the special prices.

If you are interested in coming as a youth group then we provide free tickets for groups of up to 25 people - for more details click here

There are several options for the game if you would like to sample our matchday hospitality, you can see this here - Matchday Hospitality - or contact out Commercial team here - commercial@shrewsburytown.co.uk

If you can't make it to the game you can listen to full match commentary, or watch the game if you are an International fan, on IFollow Shrews or download the app here to listen if you are out and about - IFollow App.

 

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