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Ladies Win Local Derby

19 October 2015

Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Shrewsbury Juniors

SUBS: Jess Hicks, Becki Bown, Alex Morris

: Beth Cleveley, Beth Francis, Jasmyn Driver, Kim Winton, Chelsea Simpson, Zain Pervaiz, Daisy Bradshaw, Danni Smith, Charlotte Sewell, Jade Jones, Tania Prior SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE-UP

"It was a big win for us," he said.

"Shrewsbury Juniors are a well organised side with a wealth of experience, but I thought we gave it everything, every single player.

"The response to last week's below-par performnce was exactly what we wanted.

"We got back to playing how we know we can and what had previously done so well for us.

"Defensively we were awesome at times. This week we lost a key player in Tash Broome until the new year after her operation, so it was going to be interesting to see how the younger players did, and they did brilliant.

"Its great to get the first win, now we need to take it into next weeks game at Bilbrook."
Town manager Sean evans was delighted with his sides response.

Town saw the game out and recorded an excellent victory, a superb response to last weeks disapointment and more importantly thier first three points of the season. 

The away side tried to respond the shrews remaind strong and determined to see the game out. With five minutes remaining the game should of been put to bed, when striker Alex Morris failed to convert a one on one chance which the keeper did well to save.

The ball fell to Smith on the edge of the 18 yard box and she hit an acrobatic effort which found its way into the bottom corner to give the homeside the lead going into the final part of the match.

With 20 minutes remaining Shrews ladies grabbed the lead, with a superb finish by Danni Smith.

Shrewsbury Juniors with a wealth of experience tried to find a way though but the impressive Town defence stood strong, with Cleveley dealing with the shots that were coming her way.

Second half and Town started on the front foot, taking the game to the visitors without really testing the visiting keeper.

After a good flick on from Prior the ball bounced about and fell to Smith who hit the ball low and agonisingly wide of the post.

Chances came for Town for Jones and Prior, but just before halftime Town should have taken the lead.

The goal kick started Town back into life, who now started to control the midfield areas a bit more, with the impressive centre midfield trio of Jones, Pervaiz and Bradshaw playing instrumental roles in the engine room.

And their control paid off with a superb finish, leaving Town keeper Beth Cleveley with no chance to make it 1-1.

It was as expected very end to end with Shrewsbury Juniors starting to control the game a little bit, trying to force the equaliser.

That showed it was going to be an enjoyable game for the neutral.

Then, straight from the resulting kick-off, the visitors should have equalised when some great link up play in midfield by Shrewsbury Juniors failed to test Cleveley and went wide of the post.

Winger Charlotte Sewell knocked in a superb cross which somehow eluded everyone and ended up in the back of the net to give Town a one goal lead after three minutes.

It was Town that got off to the better start when a corner was won over on the right hand side.

Town manager Sean Evans made two changes from the previous week with new signing Chelsea Simpson and Kim Winton coming in for the departed Nicola Durnall and skipper Tash Broome who underwent shoulder surgery in the week. Shrewsbury lined up in a 3-5-2 formation.

Shrewsbury Town Ladies returned to action on Sunday following the disapointing cup exit the previous week - looking to claim their first win of the league season against local rivals Shrewsbury Juniors.

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