Tough test for Town's youngsters
A very young Shrewsbury Town reserve team were beaten 2-0 by Walsall in the club's second Central League clash in as many days.
A strong Town reserve side packed with senior players were 2-1 winners at Tranmere on Wednesday which meant 24 hours later a team completely made up of youth teamers lined up against the Saddlers.
Town usually, unlike many other clubs, stage their Central League games on their first team pitch, but to protect the surface ahead of Saturday's important League One clash against Bournemouth this game took place on the training pitch behind the Salop Leisure Stand.
Walsall sealed victory with goals either side of half time with the opener coming from the penalty spot after a challenge from George Carpenter led to the referee awarding a spot kick.
It was a tough afternoon for the Town youngsters against a Walsall side including a number of first and second year professionals.
Town are quickly back in reserve team action when they take on Bury at the Greenhous Meadow next Tursday, April 16 (2pm).
TOWN RESERVES: Connor Wearing, George Carpenter, Lewis Phillips, Warren Holmes, Jack Richards, Dillan Stephenson, Charlie Musselwhite, Deion Evans, Jack Gwilliams, Javia Roberts, Scott Ryan. Subs: Matt Jones, Kaiman Anderson, David Easthope, Ben Burton, Callum Burton.