Goals from Hall, Bradshaw and Easthope beat Chesterfield
Shrewsbury Town's reserve team hit back from a goal down to run out impressive 3-1 winners at Chesterfield in their opening Central League away game of the season.
Having fallen behind early on at the Proact Stadium, Ryan Doble then won a penalty only to be denied by a fine save from the Spireties goalkeeper.
The equaliser quickly arrived, through, with Asa Hall following up his Johnstone's Paint Trophy goal against Crewe the night before by cracking home a fine left-footed shot from outside the box which whistled in off a post.
Town took the lead early in the second half when Tom Bradshaw netted a near post header from Elliot Turner's cross.
Town then added a late third as first team scholar Dave Easthope, on as a substitute, cracked in a shot from outside the penalty area which took a deflection to loop up over the Chesterfield goalkeeper before nestling in the net.
There was a well known face in the crowd with former England winger Chris Waddle watching his son Jack, a winger just like his dad, playing for Chesterfield.
Town coach Mike Jackson was pleased with the performance, reserving a special mention for some of the youth teamers who stepped up impressively.
Former Liverpool youngster Connor Wearing played in goal while there were also starts for Dominic Smith and Jack Gwilliams before Easthope and Scott Ryan both came on as subs.
"We started a bit sloppy like the first team have in recent games," said Mike. "But after that we played well and some of the lads like Asa, Bradders, Michael Hector, Connor Goldson, everyone really, did themselves no harm.
"The young lads also did well and all credit to Wayne Evans and Pete Wilding for the work they're doing with them. They young lads have earned the right to be in there for the reserves."
TOWN: Connor Wearing; Dominic Smith, Connor Goldson (captain), Michael Hector, Rob Purdie; Jack Gwilliams, Asa Hall (David Easthope), Ryan Woods, Elliot Turner; Tom Bradshaw (Scott Ryan), Ryan Doble.