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Praise for home and away fans

23 September 2013

Record attendance game sees great support

With all the build up and expectation ahead of the first league encounter between Shrewsbury Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers for 28 years, the day passed peacefully without major incident.  

This is in no small part due to the fantastic attitude of the supporters from both teams who got behind their respective sides and a good atmosphere prevailed.

A lot of preparation behind the scenes was put in place to ensure that if any incident occurred it could be dealt with swiftly but apart from one or two ejections from the ground the vast majority of the record league crowd at the  Greenhous Meadow were well behaved and enjoyed the match if not the result!

Martin James, Head of Community Development said “Huge praise must go to the stewards from Shrewsbury and Wolves for the way they looked after the supporters.  A huge attendance was an exciting prospect and thanks to all of the planning by Alan Roberts, Safety Officer, and his team the match was peaceful on and off the pitch.

“The supporters from both clubs were excellent and the game of football was the winner.  It goes to show that even with local rivalry and bragging rights at stake the important thing is that the match went ahead in front of passionate fans who will now be looking forward to the return fixture in March with added expectation, especially if you are a Town fan!”

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