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Reserves Held To Draw

17 February 2016

FTDL: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Burton Albion

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ASSISTANTS: B Antrobus & D Bowden.
: R Holmes. REFEREE

UNUSED SUBS: Lewis Walker (GK), Joe S’Barra.

: Sam Hornby (GK); Marcus Harness, Mark Shelton, Tom Flanagan, Darius Charles (Tom Hammerton, 45), Brad Smith, Jack Hallahan, Ben Fox, Timmy Thiele (Dylan Garnet, 56), Marcus Dinanga, Nathan Ferguson (Joe Hunt, 83). BURTON ALBION LINE-UP

UNUSED SUBS: Ethan Jones, George Hughes, Jack Butts.

: Callum Burton (GK); Ryan Sears, Callum Grogan, Mat Sadler, Mickey Demetriou, Callum Roberts, Richie Wellens, Jordan Clark, Elliot Grandin, Scott Vernon, Kyle Vassell. SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE-UP

FULL-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Burton Albion

However despite both teams trying to get the winning goal, the game ended in a stalemate, meaning both teams had to settle for a point.

The second half was a far more open affair with both sides creating more chances than the first half, and Town saw a couple of decent chances go to waste with Kyle Vassell testing the away stopper on a couple of occasions and Elliot Grandin going close with a curling shot which flew just past the post.

HALF-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Burton Albion

Shrewsbury could have retaken the lead again minutes later when Roberts jinked his was through a couple of the Burton defenders but was met by a brave challenge just as he was about to pull the trigger on the edge of the box.

The lead was only held for 12 minutes, however, as the Brewers equalised thanks to a perfectly-placed low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box by Dinanga.

In the opening 20 minutes, both teams were trying to grab the first goal with chances at both ends, but it was the home side that struck first in the 25th minute when defender Callum Roberts cut inside from the right wing and provided an excellent cross which was met by the head of new signing Grandin who nodded the ball past the Burton goalkeeper.

Elliot Grandin headed Town in front in the clash at Shrewsbury Sports Village but the visitors hit back before half-time through Marcus Dinanga.

Shrewsbury Town battled out a draw with Burton Albion in the Final Third Development League’s West Division on Tuesday afternoon.

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