1-0 defeat on the road for youth team
Shrewsbury Town's youth team pushed Youth Alliance leaders Rochdale all the way before being edged out 1-0 last weekend.
The decisive goal for Rochdale came in the first half with Jeff Watkins going close for Town when he headed against the bar.
Town really imposed themselves on the leaders in the second half but an equaliser proved elusive.
Wayne Evans's side host Tranmere Rovers in the Youth Alliance at the Shrewsbury Sports Village on Saturday (11am).
Meanwhile, Town now know they will travel to Cambridgeshire non-League club Histon in the first round of the FA Youth Cup on a date to be arranged.
Histon progressed in the competition with a 5-1 victory over Cogenhoe last night.
Town: Callum Burton, Ryan Hickman, Jack Richards, George Carpenter, Dom Smith, Ben Burton (Alex Fletcher 50), Matthew Jones (Dylan Sweeney 60), Dave Easthope, Scott Ryan, Jeff Watkins (Kaiman Anderson 60), Niall Flint. Sub not used: Shaun Rowley.