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Reserves Beat Saddlers

25 February 2015

Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Walsall

ASSITANTS: Mr B Boyle & Mr R Watkins
: Mr P Hardisty REFEREE

SUBS: Liam Roberts (GK), Kyle Rowley, Romario Reid, Korey Roberts.

: Craig MacGillivray, Jamie Smith, Lewis Probert, David Atkinson, Matt Preston, Jake Heath, Tevin Shakespeare (Luke Delaney), Reece Flanagan, Amadou Bakayoko, Jordan Murphy (c), Levi Rowley. WALSALL LINE-UP

SUBS: Alex Ashton (GK), Jeff Watkins, Ethan Jones, Tom King, Jordan Wilson, Joe Kenton, Nathan Millis.

: Shaun Rowley (GK), Nathan Sheron, Ben Burton, Alex Fletcher, Callum Grogan, Trialist, Ryan Hickman (c) (Tom King - 70), Niall Flint (Ethan Jones - 63), Kaiman Anderson, James Caton, Josh Ginnelly. SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE-UP

The central midfielder hit a sweet free-kick from the edge of the box which dipped into the top corner after flying past the wall to win the game for Town.

Chances then came and went for both sides a Town trialist grabbed the winner in the 89th minute.

In a close match, Town pulled level when Caton collected the ball on the edge of the box and hit a dipping shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

The striker took the ball into the box and calmly slotted past namesake Shaun Rowley in the Shrewsbury goal.

The Saddlers started well and took the lead on 14 minutes when Jamie Smith chipped the ball over the defence to an on-rushing Rowley.

Caton, who has recently returned from a loan spell at Southport, started up front and was one of the star performers along with fellow forward Kaiman Anderson.

Caton and Josh Ginnelly were the only players involved with first team experience - the rest of the team being made up of Ian Dawes' youth team.

But James Caton, who has recently returned from a loan spell at Southport, hit a fabulous equaliser for Shrews by finding the bottom right corner from outside the box.

Walsall had taken the a 14th-minute lead in the game at Lilleshall National Sports Centre through Levi Rowley's cool finish.

A trialist at the club stepped up in the 89th minute and hit an unstoppable, bullet free-kick into to the top corner to give Town the win.

A wonderful free-kick gave Shrewsbury Town's reserves a late win in the Final Third Development League's Central League Cup match against Walsall on Wednesday afternoon.

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