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Youth Reach Cup Final

25 March 2015

Under-18s Beat Chesterfield On Pens In Semis

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: Shrewsbury Town v Carlisle United (Football League Youth Alliance - North West league, Saturday 28 March, Shrewsbury Sports Village, 11am kick-off). NEXT FIXTURE

ASSISTANTS: Connor Jukes & Jack Shepherd
: Matthew Perry REFEREE

SENT OFF: Jarral (107).

GOALS: Beesley (42, 77).

SUBS: Curtis Morrison, Tom Jarrold, Luke Randle, Owen Dawent.

: Dylan Pakin (GK): Jake Hudson, Joe Massey, Lewis Sueden, Brad Holmes, Lawrence Maguire (c), Tope Fowodu, Mason Coy, Jake Beesley, George Milner, Derek Daley. CHESTERFIELD LINE-UP

BOOKED: Butts (32).

GOALS: Anderson (50), Hickman (86).

UNUSED SUBS: Harry Lewis, George Hughes, Tom King.

: Shaun Rowley (GK); Jack Butts, Ryan Sears, Jake Kerins, Callum Roberts, Nathan Millis, Alex Fletcher, Niall Flint (c), Ethan Jones, Kaiman Anderson, Jordan Wilson. SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE-UP

FINAL SCORE: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Chesterfield (4-3 to Shrewsbury Town on penalties).

Daley and Maguire both scored their next penalties for the Spireites but conversions from Alex Fletcher, Wilson and, lastly, substitute Carta meant Town progressed to the final of the Midland Floodlit Youth Cup.

After Anderson and Suedon scored for either side, Flint was denied by Pakin before Chesterfield's Coy skied his penalty.

The game went to penalties and Town goalkeeper Shaun Rowley started by saving Beesley's opening spot-kick for the visitors.
AFTER EXTRA TIME: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Chesterfield

There was another chance for Wilson to win the match after a scramble in the Chesterfield penalty but he could only slide and poke the ball wide on the right side.

But Wilson's spot-kick was saved down low to his right-hand side by Spireites 'keeper Dylan Pakin.

After the restart, Town had the chance to win the match when Wilson was fouled from behind inside the penalty area by Jarrald, who was subsequently sent off.

HALF-TIME IN EXTRA-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Chesterfield

After seven minutes of the extra-time period, Beesley thought he had his hat-trick but headed against the right post, being offside anyway.
FULL-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Chesterfield

The young Shrews also had huge appeals for a penalty turned down three minutes into injury time when Jones' strike appeared to hit an arm inside the box, but the game finished level after normal time.

It appeared that Town were heading out of the competition but Hickman, who came on for Millis with seven minutes of normal time left, smashed home a loose ball in the 86th minute following Flint's corner on the left.

But Chesterfield won a penalty in the 76th minute for a foul on George Milnow inside the box, with Beesley converting the resulting spot-kick into the bottom left corner for his second of the game.

Town went in search of the lead from their on and Ethan Jones came close to putting them ahead when fed into space on the right by Anderson before his low strike flashed past the far post.

Shrewsbury responded to their first-half setback by equalsing just five minute into the second period, as Millis chipped the ball forward for Anderson on the left before the latter's low shot cannoned in off a defender.

HALF-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Chesterfield

And the visitors took the lead three minutes before the break as Beesley volleyed in from Daley's low cross on the left.

Town had a chance of their own just past the half-hour mark but Nathan Millis could only fire over at the far post when unmarked from Flint's curled free-kick.

The Spireites went close again in the 21st minute as Daley dinked the ball forward for Tope Fowodu who blasted the ball over the crossbar from the inside right position.

At the other end, Niall Flint's neat chip forward was turned into the path of Wilson by fellow striker Kaiman Anderson, but Wilson delayed his shot which was eventually blocked.

The game started at a fast pace and Chesterfied had the first chance as Beesley latched onto a long ball upfield before pulling the ball back for Derek Daley who arrived late in the box before firing wide.

Town went into the game with a lot to live up to having hit 13 past Chasetown Scholars in the first round of the competition at the Greenhous Meadow in September.

Ryan Sears, Jake Kerins and Callum Roberts all started in defence as Hickman, Ben Burton and the trialist all played the full 90 minutes in the development friendly at Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier in the day.

Head of academy coaching Dawes made three changes to the side which drew 0-0 at Wigan Athletic in the league on Saturday.


Town will now face Walsall in the final of the competition at the Saddlers' Banks's Stadium on Monday 20 April.

However, Ian Dawes' side won 4-3 in the shootout as substitute Joel Carta scored the winning spot-kick.

More drama followed in the next 30 minutes as Shrews striker Jordan Wilson was fouled from behind for a penalty, with Chesterfield's Tom Jarrald sent of as a result, before the former's penalty was then saved.

Town looked to be heading out of the competition after two Jack Beesley goals in normal time at Shrewsbury Sports Village but substitute Ryan Hickman, who had played 90 minutes in a development friendly earlier in the day, scored a late equaliser to send the game into extra time.

Shrewsbury Town reached the final of the Midland Floodlit Youth Cup on penalties against Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Chesterfield (4-3 to Shrewsbury Town on penalties)

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