Dramatic night at Vale Park ends in triumph
Shrewsbury Town's youth team held their nerve to book a place in the second round of the Midland Youth Cup with a dramatic penalty shootout victory at Port Vale last night.
Town's reward is another trip in round two to either Grimsby or Chasetown.
It was Town's second victory at Vale Park in just over a week having also beaten the Vale youngsters 3-1 at the League One ground in the Youth Alliance.
"I'm pleased for them," said Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner. "A number of them have been playing in our reserves and I watched them up at Tranmere last week.
"Some of the youngsters coming out of the youth team into the reserves have done extremely well.
"It's pleasing to see and it's encouragement for everybody when you can go and get results like that."
The teams were locked together at 0-0 at the end of full time last night before Town made the breakthrough in the first period of extra time with a header from Kaiman Anderson.
Vale were quickly back on level terms which meant penalties were required to settle the tie.
Goalkeeper Shaun Rowley then shone by pulling off two fine saves while cool conversions from Sam Molyneux, Anderson and Josh Ginelly sealed a 3-1 win on spot kicks.