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Ladies Progress In FA Cup

21 September 2015

Stockingsford AA Pavilion LFC 1-4 Shrewsbury Town LFC

UNUSED SUBS: Cleveley.

: Highfield (GK); Francis, Broome (C), C.Turner, Winton, Higgs, Driver, L.Jones (Smith, 32), Bradshaw (Hicks, 85), J.Jones (Bown, 78), Morris SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE-UP

The tie is due to be played on Sunday 11 October with the winner collecting £200 from the FA's prize fund. Shrewsbury Town Ladies have been drawn away to Coventry Ladies Development in the third round qualifying.

"It was a hard-working performance by the team.

"It probably wasn't our best performance but I think overall in the end we deserved it.

"It was one of those games where we had to roll our sleeves up and battle for it. We did that so i'm pleased with the effort everyone put in.

"It was great to see Alex bag her first goals for the team, and her performance justifies the reason why I wanted to get her to sign for us."
Manager Sean Evans was pleased with the win and said after the game:

Smith swung the ball in from the corner and Morris fired a bullet header past the keeper to complete the scoring and book Towns place in round three.

The home side still battled away but Town asserted their dominance on the game and completed the scoring with ten minutes to go.

Then, against the run of play, Morris completed her hat-trick and killed off the home side's chances after a cool finish past the keeper after being sent through by Jade Jones.

The ball fell kindly to the home sides number-nine, but somehow Highfield got down to smother the ball and keep Town ahead.

The Town defence held firm and goalkeeper Bev Highfield pulled off a heroic block after a big goalmouth scramble involving Tash Broome, Emma Higgs and Highfield.

The home side responded well after the break and put Town under alot of pressure.

Shrewsbury were utilising the pace of Morris well and the striker bagged her second and Town's second shortly before half-time as she lofted the ball over the advancing keeper to give Town the lead going into the break.

Town couldn't get into their rhythm after a slow start but responded well after the opening goal, and their pressure was to pay off in the 32nd minute with Alex Morris finishing well after out sprinting the defender.

Shrewsbury had to work hard for the win after falling behind in the 22nd minute when the home side capitalised on some sloppy play by the shrews to fire the ball low past Highfield.

Town striker Alex Morris was in fine form as she netted all four goals on her return to the side after a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Shrewsbury Town Ladies booked their place in the third round qualifying of The SSE Women's FA Cup after a battling performance at Stockingsford AA Pavilion Ladies on Sunday.

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