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YOUTH: Town 2-2 Carlisle United

28 March 2015

Under-18s Held To A Draw In League Encounter

  • Ginnelly and Anderson give Town a two-goal lead in first half
  • Callum Grogan is sent off for a last-man challenge after the break
  • Carlisle take away a point through Taylor and Foster goals

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SENT OFF: Grogan (52).

BOOKED: Flint (34).

GOALS: Ginnelly (8), Anderson (10).

UNUSED SUBS: Shaun Rowley (GK), Jordan Wilson.

: Harry Lewis (GK); Jake Kerins, Callum Grogan, Callum Roberts, Ryan Hickman (c), Tom King (Jack Butts), Alex Fletcher, Niall Flint (Joe Kenton), Ethan Jones (Joel Carta), Josh Ginnelly, Kaiman Anderson SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE-UP

FULL-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Carlisle United

Both sides had chances to go on and win the game late on but it finished all-square in the end.

The visitors then equalised in the 63rd minute as Town failed to clear the ball and Foster fired high into the net.

Being the last man, Grogan was shown a straight red card and Taylor converted the resulting spot-kick, to the right of centre, to bring Carlisle back into the game.

Dawes' side started the second half strongly but the Cumbrians had the opportunity to halve the deficit with 52 minutes on the clock as Grogan brought down Foster from behind in the penalty box. HALF-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Carlisle United

However, Shrews still went in ahead at the break.

Town looked the more likely to score the next goal, though, and striker Ethan Jones came close to a third but scuffed wide a shot from Anderson's pullback four minutes before half-time.

At the other end, Carlisle looked to hit back as Aaron Bradbury's diving header dropped just wide of the right post.

The young Shrews then doubled their lead two minutes later as Ginnelly this time turned provider, crossing low from the right for Anderson at the far post to volley into the far left corner.

Town started strongly at Lilleshall and took the lead after eight minutes when Hickman's low cross from the right was touched into the path of Ginnelly. The midfielder struck his initial effort inside the box against the crossbar before heading the rebound into an empty net.


Harry Lewis replaced Shaun Rowley in goal, while Callum Grogan, Ryan Hickman, Tom King and Josh Ginnelly all came in for Jack Butts, Ryan Sears, Nathan Millis and Jordan Wilson.

Head of academy coaching Ian Dawes made five changes to the side which reached the Midland Floodlit Youth Cup final on penalties on Tuesday night.


But after Callum Grogan was sent off for a last-man challenge in the second half, the Cumbrians pulled one back through Carl Taylor from the resulting penalty before Kieran Foster equalised just past the hour mark.

Ginnelly's header, coupled with a volley from Anderson, gave Town the advantage going into the break at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

First-half goals from Josh Ginnelly and Kaiman Anderson were not enough for ten-man Shrewsbury Town as they were held by Carlisle United in the Football League Youth Alliance - North West league on Saturday.

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