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LADIES: Town 14-0 Stafford Town

5 January 2015

Evans' side extend lead at the top of the table

Shrewsbury Town Ladies kicked off 2015 in style with another win after demolishing Stafford Town at London Road on Sunday.

SUBS: S. Brown, Minshall.

: Cleveley, Francis, Broome, Winton, Hicks, J. Brown, P. Owen (c), Bradshaw, Sewell, Prior, Turner. SHREWSBURY TOWN LFC LINE-UP"I felt we weren't at our best, I thought we looked a bit rusty at times and didn't do well enough on the ball at times.

"But then in the second half we showed why we are top of the league with some strong play. Even when we weren't playing as we could we never stopped trying to play football, we tried to pass the ball and at times we looked good.

"We created a whole host of chances first half, we were guilty of wasting alot of the chances and also their keeper kept the score down with some excellent saves.

"We said at half-time we needed to be more ruthless in front of goal and second half we went onto score 12 goals, that was pleasing.

"We did score some excellent goals. I was pleased for Liv and Tania to grab themselves a hat-trick each. We now enter the second half of the season knowing what we have to do.

"It was a good start to achieving that."

said Evans. "I'm pleased with the result after a long period of no games due to the Christmas break,"

Manager Sean Evans was happy to kick off 2015 with a win, but feels there is more to come.

And with a big 2015 coming up for the team, the hope is for silverware and with the current fine form of the team, why not.

The result sits Town top of the league after 11 wins from 11, an impressive first half of the season for Evans's team.

A goal a piece came for Bradshaw, Hicks and an own goal before centre back Natasha Broome completed the rout to make it 14-0 to Town.

Top scorer Nat Turner bagged another 2 goals taking her impressive season tally to 13. Tania Prior completed her first hat trick for Town since joining in the summer.

The goals flew in second half with some excellent finishes and build up play. Olivia Minshall who came on late in the first half helped herself to 4 goals, one being a rocket from the edge of the area.

The ladies started the second half knowing they had to be more ruthless infront of goal, and ruthless they were to become.

Half-time came and it was a dominant yet uninspiring first half from Town who knew better was to come.

Evans changed formation from 3-5-2 to 3-4-1-2, bringing on Minshall for Jess Brown.

Town got their second shortly before half time when Tania Prior drilled home to give the keeper no chance.

The first goal came from teh penalty spot when striker Nat Turner was fouled in the area, captain Penny Owen slotted the ball away to give Town a well deserved lead.

The game was proving to be far from a classic, Town were guilty of missing alot of chances to break the deadlock.

Town started the match in a dominant mood and were quick to test the Stafford keeper.

The match was played on the new 3G pitch after the main pitch fell victim to the overnight frost.

Manager Sean Evans had a fully fit squad to pick from with both Kim Winton and Charlotte Sewell returning to the starting line-up.

Town came into the match sitting top of the league with Stafford struggling second from bottom.

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