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Shrewsbury Town U18
3 - 0
Accrington Stanley U18
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U18s Back At Home

16 August 2019

Town's U18s are back at home on Saturday when they welcome Accrington Stanley to the Shrewsbury Sports Village.

They youngsters kicked off their EFL Youth Alliance season last week on the road at Blackpool.

In the end, it was a 4-2 defeat but the performance gives the U18s something to build on in Saturday's game.

Town's Professional Development Phase Coach Callum McKenzie is looking forward to seeing the U18s back at home.

"Saturday is a different game to Blackpool, we watched the game back on Monday morning and reviewed it. Highlighted some of the good things we did, highlighted some of the bad points with the Accrington game in mind", said Cal.

"We had a game on Thursday and we tried to implement some of those points with Saturday in mind.

"Accrington will play a different system, we have watched some of their footage and we think we know what we will expect.

"We will have a game plan and hopefully we can get our first win and build on that."

The U18s have called the Sports Village home for the last few seasons and will be playing on the competition pitch. Cal is hoping that a few more Town fans will start to come along to watch the youngsters.

"With the first team being at home on Saturday hopefully some fans will come down and make a proper day of it", said Cal.

"It's good when they come and support the young lads as it does give them a real lift when the fans come along.

"I think it's good for supporters to see what's coming through, with James and Barney involved with the first team on Tuesday night it's good.


"There are several other lads involved around the first team and think we've got a few more good ones coming through."


The game kicks off at 11 am at the Shrewsbury Sports Village (SY1 4RQ) and admission is free.



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Match Reports

Shrewsbury Town U18 3 Accrington Stanley U18 0

19 August 2019

A stunning substitute performance from Charlie Catton ensured the Shrews picked up their first victory of the season.

Goals from Catton and Jamaine Turner ensured that the home campaigned started in style as they sealed a 3-0 win over Accrington Stanley.

Catton’s first goal of the afternoon was an impressive bullet header as he powered home a delightful corner through a crowded box and into the net.

His second was the result of controlled build-up play from Town before Nigel Arris played a long ball into the box which Catton nodded home to complete his brace.

It was a day for headed goals as Turner finished off William Thomas’ deep cross at the back post to open the scoring in the second half.

The team battled well through a frustrating first half as Archie Elmore and Ryan Grosvenor were both denied on several occasions by a resilient Stanley goalkeeper.

Accrington did find a few openings in a strong defensive line and their direct play meant Sam Agius had to produce a fine one on one save to deny a certain goal-scoring opportunity.

Overall, it was a confident display from the young shrews who have blown off the cobwebs of last weeks defeat and are now well up and running in the Youth Alliance League.

Looking forward to next weekend, they take on take on Tranmere Rovers hoping to build on this weekend’s result and the potential selection headaches that manager David Longwell now faces after the stunning substitute performances.

Town: Sam Agius, Zac Hartley, Dan Walker, Lewis Redding (c), Tom Davies, Edan Sears, Jamaine Turner, Ethan O’Toole, Archie Elmore, Ryan Grosvenor, William Thomas

Subs: Jaden Bevan, Lewis Duberry, Charlie Catton, Nigel Arris, Jacob Bell

Goals: Jamaine Turner (70), Charlie Caton (75 & 85)


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