Two goals from Charlie Caton give Town's U18s a deserved win at home
Charlie Caton’s late goal ensured that the young shrews got back to winning ways, beating league leaders Salford City 2-0.
The deadlock was broken after 73-minutes when Jamaine Turner powered down the wing, and fired a low cross across the 6-yard-box. There was a slight fumble at the front post but the ball found its way in to the back of net off the despairing Salford defender, under pressure from Caton.
There was no debating who scored the second. The ball broke loose in the Salford box and Ryan Grosvenor ensured the ball was teed up perfectly for Caton who thumped the ball home from 20-yards.
The win was hard-fought and well deserved, and patience was key on an afternoon where they had plenty of possession and were unfortunate not to take the lead in the first half.
Grosvenor had a chance to open the scoring after a surging run forward opened up a shooting opportunity, but the visitors threw their bodies on the line, seeing the long-range effort out for a corner.
The Shrews did well to stick to their game plan of high tempo and passing play against a Salford side who played more direct.
Jacob Bell picked up a knock in the second half, the extent of the injury is not yet known but the coaches are hopeful that it is nothing serious.
After struggling for momentum in the opening games of the season the Shrews are hopeful that this win can be a platform to build from when they face Port Vale, at home, next Saturday.
- AGIUS, SAM
- BELL, JACOB
- HARTLEY, ZAC
- REDDING, LEWIS
- DAVIES, TOM
- WARD, LUKE
- TURNER, JAMAINE
- O’TOOLE, ETHAN
- CATON, CHARLIE
- GROSVENOR, RYAN
- THOMAS, WILLIAM
- THOMPSON, REECE
- DUBERRY, LEWIS
- TIBBS, ELLIOT (SUBBED ON)
- ELMORE, ARCHIE (SUBBED ON)
- SEARS, EDAN