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28 September 2019 Venue Unavailable Attendance

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Shrewsbury Town U18
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Fleetwood Town U18
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ACADEMY: Fleetwood Town Match Preview

27 September 2019

SHREWSBURY Academy U18 return to home action on Saturday when they take on Fleetwood Town.

The young Shrews are back in EFL Youth Alliance League action after several members of the squad were involved in Tuesday night’s Shropshire Senior Cup defeat to Whitchurch Town.

Last time out in the league, the young side travelled to Oldham Athletic where they lost 3-2, meaning they are yet to take any points on the road this season.

But they will be hoping to build on their impressive home form this Saturday. Their opponents Fleetwood have had a strong start to the season winning all three of their opening fixtures.

It will be a tough test for the Shrews, but will serve as a good indicator of how far they have come this season and test their ability to put defeats behind them.

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Match Reports

ACADEMY: Shrewsbury Town U18 0 Fleetwood Town U18 1

30 September 2019

IT was a frustrating morning for the Shrewsbury U-18’s as they lost 1-0 to Fleetwood town in a tense game.

The result could have gone either way, with both teams creating multiple chances to take the lead; but it was Anthony Williams for Fleetwood who broke free at a corner and netted the only goal of the game.

The Shrews best chance of the game came when Charlie Caton was brought down in the area and the referee awarded a penalty. Luke Ward stepped up to take it in the 87th minute but he powered the spot kick over the crossbar.

Ward also had another chance to level the scores earlier in the second half when he lost his marker at a corner and had a free header at goal that he nodded just wide.

Caton also had an opportunity to score in the first half when Shrewsbury almost completed the perfect breakaway goal. Bevan gathered the ball from a Fleetwood corner and played a long ball to Liam Thomas, who sprinted the length of the pitch to cross for Caton, but he headed high and wide.

After many of the squad were included in the Shropshire Senior Cup final on Tuesday night David Longwell rotated the squad and one player who impressed was goal-keeper Jaden Bevan.

Bevan kept his side in the game on several occasions including an excellent double save in the first half and denying a long-range effort that was destined for the bottom corner.

Squad rotation has been key for the young Shrews, as they now face Huddersfield on Tuesday in the Cup, but they will get a deserved rest as they do not have a game next Saturday.



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