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Town 0 Hull City 0

3 December 2012

Youth team through to next round of cup on penalties

Shrewsbury Town 0 Hull City 0
(Shrewsbury Town go through 4-3 on penalties) 
Youth Alliance Cup
Saturday 1st December 2012

Town: Burton, Carpenter, Phillips, Westray, Richards, Stephenson (Ryan 59), Gwilliams, Musslewhite, Evans, Easthope (Anderson 72), Molinuex. 

Subs not used: Jones, Fletcher, Ashton.

It was a nervy first ten minutes from us which was possibly down to the opposition’s current form. Callum Burton was first called into action on 2 minutes when he saved well from his own mistake after passing out carelessly to the Hull striker. 

As the half wore on we began settle and play with more purpose, we moved the ball well across the pitch patiently until Molineux found the space at the back post to force the keeper into a good save on 14 minutes. Musslewhite delivered well for Easthope this time for a header again at the back post which lacked power to really trouble the goal, unlike our next header from Westray who rose well at the far post to head back across the goal and into the bottom corner of the net on 43 minutes, only for the linesman to flag for a dubious offside. 

Our domination of the first half never continued into the second half until the last 10 minutes of the game.  Hull began to control the match in the second half as our play became slow, sloppy and non penetrative. Apart from a well hit shot from Molinuex on 46 minutes after a good pass by Carpenter we never really had any clear cut chances, in fact it was Burton who made another good save only after he’d passed straight to the Hull striker for a potential winner on 81 minutes. 

Penalties it was and for all his sloppy play Burton saved Hull’s first and fifth pen to leave young Kaiman Anderson to calmly step up and seal victory. Other scorers were Evans, Westray and Molinuex with Scott Ryan hitting the bar with his attempt.

Overall pleasing first half without being clinical enough, careless untidy second half but resilience to go on and take the win. 

Pete Wilding

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