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Walking Football Team Play Their Second-Ever Game

5 January 2015

Town side played Burton Albion team

Shrewsbury Town’s walking football team went down 6-3 to their Burton Albion counterparts on Saturday in only their second ever competitive fixture.

This was a re-match to the one Shrewsbury hosted back at the end of November 2014 and is a continuation of the good work being done by the Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust.

The match was played at the Shobnall Sports Centre in Burton after a last minute hitch meant that the game was moved from its original venue at St Georges Park, the Football Associations National Football Centre.

And seeing as how it did nothing but rain for the majority of the morning, playing the match indoors was undoubtedly the best thing for all concerned.

Health and Inclusion Officer Aiden Wassell was delighted at the commitment shown by his players and the hospitality shown by their hosts.

“We had a great turn out and I’m delighted for all concerned that they were rewarded with a great game” said Aiden.

“The result is not the important thing. It was all about having that added competitiveness that you can’t get when playing amongst ourselves at training as well as both sides having a laugh and joke with each other afterwards.

“That is what walking football is all about – coming together, reliving the glory days and having a good time.

“I’d also like to thank Chris at Burton Albion Community sports Trust for inviting us up here today as well as sorting all our players out with free tickets for the first team game today. It was a nice touch and they have ensured that we have all had a great time.”

After the nine-goal thriller, the players travelled to see the first-team in action at the Pirelli Stadium where they had their photo taken on the pitch during the half-time interval.

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