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Review of the season: August

31 May 2013

We take a look back at the 2012/13 season

A Yorkshire double-header kicked off Shrewsbury Town's season with an aggregate crowd of more than 37,000 watching the trips to Leeds United and Sheffield United.
 
In a break with tradition, the season began with a Capital One Cup first round trip to Leeds United's Elland Road.
 
Town started brightly and created several early chances but Neil Warnock's Championship side eventually scored twice in each half to progress 4-0.
 
Town had travelled north hopeful of springing a shock having knocked out higher division pair Derby County and Swansea City the previous season. 
 
A week later and it was swiftly back to Yorkshire as Town started their League One adventure at Bramall Lane, the sort of impressive venue which made promotion from League Two so appetising.
 
Town posed the Blades plenty of problems with Paul Parry enjoying an impressive league debut for the club.
 
Terry Gornell had the ball in the net directly in front of more than 1,200 away fans, but was flagged offside, and for all their possession and chances Town were unable to cancel out an early lead given to United by Dave McAllister.
 
There were just four minutes on the clock when McAllister, later sold, of course, to Shrewsbury, broke into the box to hammer a volley to the top corner of Chris Weale's net.
 
Town did not have to wait long for their first win at a higher level, though, with Parry's blistering early strike from outside the box earning them the scalp of the winger's former Preston North End team mates, a richly deserved 1-0 victory.
 
Tranmere Rovers should really also have been beaten a few days later but a late equaliser earned Ronnie Moore's men a 1-1 draw, Marvin Morgan having earlier headed Town, who played some excellent football on the day, in front.
 
It left Town with a record of a win, a draw and a defeat from their opening three games in League One.
 


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