Goals from Woods and Anderson give Town the win
A flurry of late goals saw Shrewsbury Town reserves secure their opening Central League win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Morecambe last night.
All three goals at the Globe Arena came in the last 10 minutes with Town scoring twice before Morecambe, under the control of former Shrewsbury captain Stewart Drummond, grabbed a consolation to deprive Joe Anyon of a clean sheet.
Town fielded plenty of youth teamers in their side with Anyon, the impressive Ryan Woods and Alex McQuade the only pros included while there was also a run out for former Leyton Orient right back Leon McSweeney.
"It was a smashing result as we had a very young side out with the exception of Joe, Ryan and Alex who are not exactly veterans themselves," said manager Graham Turner.
"Leon McSweeney also played on a trial basis but the rest were the youth team and, by all accounts, they did extremely well."
Woods fired the visitors in front, side footing in after he and Kaiman Anderson applied pressure to force an error.
Anderson, the 16-year-old striker who has been on the bench for the first team, then quickly latched on to a through ball from substitute Dave Easthope to finish coolly past former Town keeper Andreas Arestidou to double the advantage.
Joe McGee cut the arrears late on for Morecambe but Town, whose next reserve team clash is at home to Oldham on Tuesday, September 10 (2pm), held on to seal maximum points.
TOWN: Anyon, McSweeney, Richards, Woods, McQuade, Carpenter, Hickman, Fletcher, Ryan, Anderson, Ginnelly. Subs: Molyneux, Watkins, Jones, Easthope, Astley, Burton.