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YOUTH: Shrews 1-2 Bury

10 January 2015

First defeat in six for Ian Dawes' Under-18s

  • Youth team suffer first defeat in six games
  • Two first-half goals enough for Bury win
  • Jones pulls one back but Under-18s are beaten
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: Shrewsbury Town v Oldham Athletic (Youth Alliance Cup - Northern Section Round Three, Saturday 17 January, Shrewsbury Sports Village, 11am kick-off). NEXT FIXTURE

GOALS: Shaw (22), Dudley (31).

SUBS: Jake Durham, Rhys Williams, George Pierce, Liam Williams, Robert Harker.

: John Ruddy (GK); Rowan Kimmins, Sam Gibson, Robert Bourne, Marcus Poscha (c), Matty Foulds, Raquarn Crosdale, Scott Burgess, Anthony Dudley, Khalid Mohammed, Brayden Shaw. BURY LINE-UP

BOOKED: Butts (90+1).

GOALS: Jones (47).

SUBS: Jack Butts, Joel Carta, Joe Kenton, George Hassall, Nathan Millis.

: Shaun Rowley (GK); Ryan Hickman (c), Ben Burton (Joe Kenton, 77), Callum Roberts, Ryan Sears, Alex Fletcher, Niall Flint, Tom King (Jack Butts, 45), Kaiman Anderson, Ethan Jones, Jordan Wilson (George Hassall, 70). SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE-UP

FULL-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Bury

But Bury saw the game out to pick up the three points and bring Town's five-game unbeaten run to an end.

Substitute Joe Kenton then also went close in the 89th minute as his blast from the right was tipped around the near post by Ruddy.

Town pressed for an equaliser and striker Kaiman Anderson was close to finding one after cutting inside from the right before seeing his left-footed, dipping attempt from the edge of the box tipped over spectacularly by Ruddy in the 71st minute.

Midfielder Niall Flint then went close to finding the equaliser in the 55th minute when he burst forward but struck just wide of the left post.

Having switched from a diamond formation to a 3-5-2 at the break, the Shrews started the second half with a bang and got back into the game in the 47th minute when Jones drilled the ball low and beyond John Ruddy, into the goalkeeper's bottom right corner from the edge of the penalty area.

HALF-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Bury

Town were also fortunate not to go in three behind when Shaw's cross from the left was headed against the crossbar by Raquarn Crosdale in less than ten minutes before the break.

The Shakers then doubled their lead nine minutes later as Shaw pulled the ball back for fellow striker Dudley to vollley beyond Rowley from close range.

However, Bury took the lead in the 22nd minute when Shaw fired into the bottom right corner from just inside the box.

The Town stopped had to parry Khalid Mohammed's fierce strike from the right around his left post in the 20th minute having held onto a Robert Bourne free-kick moments earlier.

Shrewsbury got the game underway in blustery conditions at the Sports Village although it was goalkeeper Shaun Rowley who was the busier of the two keeper.

Joe Kenton was the other man to miss out as Callum Roberts, Ryan Sears, Tom King and Jordan Wilson all came into the side.

Injuries ruled out defender Callum Grogan and midfielder Josh Ginnelly, while Jeff Watkins has joined Market Drayton on loan for a month.

Head of academy coaching Dawes made four changes to the side which drew 1-1 at Preston North End the week before, with three being forced upon him.


Ian Dawes' Under-18s had not lost a game since going out of the FA Youth Cup at Tranmere Rovers on November 19, but Town's youngsters must now pick themselves up for round three of the Youth Alliance Cup - Northern Section at home to Oldham Athletic on January 17.

First-half goals from Brayden Shaw and Anthony Dudley were enough to give the visiting Shakers all three points in the Football League Youth Alliance - North West league fixture at Shrewsbury Sports Village, despite striker Ethan Jones pulling one back for Town.

Shrewsbury Town's youth team slipped to their first defeat in six games at the hands of Bury on Saturday.

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