Comfortable 5-0 win for the reserves
Shrewsbury Town's reserves wrapped up their Central League home programme with a comfortable 5-0 win over Bury this afternoon.
While Town fielded a team boasting plenty of first team experience, the Shakers put out a very young side.
Town's bright start was soon rewarded with the opening goal, Aaron Wildig neatly converting a cross from Rob Purdie.
Akwasi Asante then tried his luck with a low shot which was well saved by Bury goalkeeper Connor Keane, diving to his left.
Town continued to push forward and Tom Bradshaw dragged a shot wide of the near post after cutting in from the right.
Town finally doubled their advantage in the 25th minute when Bradshaw, played in by Asante, fired confidently to the far bottom corner of the net with just the keeper to beat.
Town started the second period just as they had the first by scoring an early goal and once again it was midfielder Wildig who coolly stroked home after a deflected Bradshaw cross fell his way.
Left winger Jack Gwilliams, a day after being offered his first professional deal by Graham Turner, was next to go close but keeper Keane parried his near post effort.
Goal number four was not long in coming, though, as Bradshaw burst clear and unselfishly squared the ball for Dave McAllister to tap home.
Town then grabbed a fifth when young sub Scott Ryan raced clear of the Bury defence to drill a shot past Keane.
Town's final reserve team fixture is at Walsall next Monday afternoon.
TOWN: Joe Anyon, Rob Purdie (Dave Easthope 18), Dominic Smith, Connor Goldson (George Carpenter 55), Ryan Woods, Paul Parry, Aaron Wildig, David McAllister, Jack Gwilliams, Akwasi Asante (Scott Ryan 55), Tom Bradshaw. Unused sub: Callum Burton.