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Review of the season: November

3 June 2013

We take a look back at the 2012/13 season

Graham Turner's run of four victories from as many games against Hereford United since heading back up the A49 as Shrewsbury manager came to an end with an FA Cup first round exit at Edgar Street not the ideal way for Town to kick off November.
Hereford raced into an early 2-0 lead and, although Luke Summerfield scored his first goal in a Town shirt from long range, the Bulls struck again to seal a 3-1 win.
It was the first of three consecutive away games for Town as they were quickly back on the road for League One trips to Bournemouth and Leyton Orient.
Defender Julian Bennett, signed on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, made his debut at Dean Court but Town were again slow to come out of the blocks as the Cherries opened up a 2-0 advantage.
Matt Richards fired a penalty past former England goalkeeper David James but that's where the scoring ended.
Come the weekend and Town had another new face on board with popular former Gay Meadow favourite Luke Rodgers returning from Portsmouth, initially on loan.
Rodgers went straight into the Town side in East London with Terry Gornell allowed to join Rochdale on loan.
Jeremy Helan conceded a penalty from which Orient took the lead but Town responded positively and deservedly equalised when a slick one-touch move was stylishly finished off by Jon Taylor's well taken first goal of the season.
Hopes of a hard earned away point were dashed, though, with time almost up as Kevin Lisbie rose highest to head an Orient winner.
Town were pleased to be back in more familiar surroundings when Crewe Alexandra visited for a second time this season.
The Railwaymen were looking to follow up their Johnstone's Paint Trophy win at the Meadow the previous month but Town ran out 1-0 winners, Summerfield heading the winner from Marvin Morgan's cross just before half time.
Town so nearly made it two home wins inside four days against MK Dons. A fine goal from winger Mark Wright, his only one of the season, pegged back one of his former clubs who had led at half time.
Then Rodgers smashed home his first goal in a Shrewsbury shirt for seven years.
But the Dons had the final word with Dean Bowditch's late leveller so hard for Town to take given how well they had played in the second half.
The month ended with Town slipping into the bottom three following a 1-0 defeat in an uninspiring game at Oldham Athletic as West Bromwich Albion full back Cameron Gayle, the latest loan recruit, made his Football League debut.

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