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Ladies Reach Cup Final

7 March 2016

Shrewsbury Town LFC 6-1 Shrewsbury Juniors LFC

SUBS: Jade Jones, Lauren Jones, Charlotte Sewell, Becki Bown.

: Beth Cleveley (GK); Jess Hicks, Charlotte Turner, Alex Morris, Tania Prior, Tash Broome (C), Nicola Durnall, Daisy Bradshaw, Danni Smith, Nat Turner, Beth Francis. SHREWSBURY TOWN LADIES LINE-UP

Town Ladies are in Shropshire County Womens Cup semi-final action next week with the trip to face Premier Division side Wrockwardine Wood at Market Drayton Town FC.

"We were unbelievable.

"We spoke in the week about what happened the week before and the players showed in training how much they wanted to bounce back and show what we really are about.

"And what a way to do that. We showed tremendous character. It's a great achievement to reach another final.

"It's another piece of history to add to our growing club. The players deserve so much credit and hopefully we can carry that type of performcance on into the next few games".
Ladies manager Evans said afterwards:

But Town saw the game out and secured a final appearance - their second in two years.

Shrewsbury Juniors did pull a goal back when Katie Doster nipped in between the Town defenders and finished well.

And Evans' side continued to create chances but failed to take them, seemingly happy to see the game out.

Town made their final change of the afternoon with Lauren Jones coming on for impressive left winger Danni Smith.

Ten minutes into the second half and Town made it 6-0 when Bown put on the afterburners and drove through the backline to lob the keeper from the edge of the box.

In the second half the Juniors pressure tried to force a goal but the back four of Town held strong.

Evans made two changes with both Turner and Morris replaced by Jade Jones and Becki Bown.

Half-time came with the home side in buoyant mood, the away side deflated.

Town made it 5-0 with barely 25 minutes on the clock when the impressive Morris completed her hat-trick to settle the game.

Five minutes later it was 4-0. A fabulous ball over the top from Charlotte Turner sent Morris on her way and, after composing herself, she slotted the ball past the 'keeper into the top corner.

Town could smell blood and the front two had not finished yet. Turner tapped in a third after great play from Morris, who cut the ball back from the by line for an easy tap in.

Morris doubled Town's lead after 10 minutes with an easy finish after some excellent pressure which forced the mistake from a defender.

The Shrews front two of Turner and Morris were causing no end of problems for the Juniors defenders.

With three minutes on the clock, Nat Turner forced a mistake from the Juniors goalkeeper to tap into an empty net and give Town a flying start.

It was a cold afternoon at London Road and the home side didnt have to wait long to celebrate the first goal.

Manager Sean Evans lined up with a 4-4-2 formation with Alex Morris coming back in to partner Nat Turner up front.

Town had beaten Wyrley in the previous game 3-2 to book there place in the semi-final.

 The shrews went into the game off the back of a heavy defeat to the Juniors the following week, and were looking for revenge in the semi-final clash.

A hat-trick from Alex Morris, two goals from Nat Turner and one for Becki Bown gave the Shrews a resounding victory on the day, with Katie Doster netting a late consolation for the Juniors.

Town beat Shrewsbury Juniors 6-1 in the semi-final tie at London Road to set up a final clash with either Stockingford AA Pavilion or Burton Albion.

Shrewsbury Town Ladies reached the final of the West Midlands Regional Women's Football League Division One North Cup on Sunday afternoon.

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