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Review of the season: October

2 June 2013

We take a look back at the 2012/13 season

October proved a challenging month with just one win for Shrewsbury Town, the televised triumph over Walsall, as they tumbled to 20th in the League One table.
 
There was also an early exit in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with eventual winners Crewe Alexandra running out 2-1 victors at the Greenhous Meadow.
 
The month started with Town highly unfortunate not to win under the lights at Brentford's Griffin Park. Terry Gornell hit the woodwork and Town were also out of luck when the referee initially pointed to the penatly spot for handball only to then change his mind!
 
A busy week on the road quickly took Town north to the Keepmoat Stadium, home of Doncaster Rovers, for the first time with an early spot kick from Billy Paynter the difference between the teams.
 
There was some respite the following Sunday with a brilliant goalkeeping display from Chris Weale inspiring Town to a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Walsall, a Paul Parry goal proving the diference.
 
Fratton Park has never proved a happy hunting ground for Shrewsbury over the years and that was the case once again as Portsmouth pulled off a 3-1 win.
 
Town looked to be in the mood to make a game of it when Marvin Morgan cut the arrears to 2-1 but he was then sent off almost immediately.
 
Town's hopes of cashing in on two successive home games to end the month did not go to plan.
 
A late Matt Richards penalty was little more than a consolation as Yeovil ran out 3-1 winners.
 
Graham Turner responded by drafting in Manchester City's French winger Jeremy Helan and Swansea City striker Jamie Proctor on loan.
 
Both went straight into the side for the home clash with Colchester United as midfielder Asa Hall came off the bench with Town trailing 2-0 to rescue a point with two towering headers.
   


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