Goals from Molyneux and Anderson give Town
Town 2 Tranmere Rovers 1
Youth Alliance League
Saturday 1stFebraury 2014
Town: Callum Burton, George Carpenter, Jack Richards, Alex Fletcher, Dom Smith (c), Ben Burton, Scott Ryan, David Easthope (Niall Flint 61), Sam Molyneux (Jeff Watkins 70), Kaiman Anderson, Matt Jones (Josh Ginnelly 70)
Subs: Shaun Rowley
Goals: S.Molyneux 27, K.Anderson 42
Town made the trip up to Tranmere for their latest Youth Alliance game and came away with a confidence boosting win.
Tranmere had already beaten Town twice this season but for once the youngsters got the result that their performance deserved.
The recent bad weather had left the pitch very heavy but Town got to grips with it well and put in a performance where they dominated the game for long periods. They started well and had a couple of good chances early on to take the lead but the Tranmere keeper was in good form and went on to put in an outstanding performance.
Town’s dominance finally paid off on 27 minutes when Sam Molyneux latched onto a through ball and calmly finished to give Town a deserved lead. There was a second before the break with Kaiman Anderson scoring on 42 minutes.
After the break Town continued to do well and had a string of good chances which they didn’t take and to Tranmere’s credit they kept going. The home side pulled a goal back on 88 minutes, very much against the run of play, to set-up an interesting end to the game.
Tranmere really threw everything they had at Town to try and level the game but the visitors with stood the pressure and came away with a much deserved win.
After the game Town’s Academy Manager Steve Reece spoke to ShrewsWeb with his thoughts:”It was a great performance from the lads and we could easily have been 2-0 up with minutes on the clock.
“The pleasing thing was that they worked hard and put in great performance and for once got the result that they deserved.
“We have been playing well recently and creating chances but not taking them; today we took two of our chances but could easily have had five or six goals.
“We’ve lost to Tranmere twice this season so it was good to finally get a result over them especially after the amount of pressure they put us under in the closing minutes of the game.”