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Youth Team Beat Blackpool

19 March 2016

League: Blackpool 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

: Burnley v Shrewsbury Town (Football League Youth Alliance - North West league, Saturday 26 March 2016, Venue TBC, 11am kick-off) NEXT FIXTURE

ASSISTANTS: Paul Ellison & Josh Pope
: James Morgan REFEREE

UNUSED SUBS: Tyler Rufus, Jack Sims, Alieu Njie.

Myles Boney (GK); Jack Newton, Christian N'Guessan, Sam Roscoe, Caleb Richards, Lewis Wainwright (Jack Steele, 45), James Doyle, Anthony Cato (C), Kit Gregory, Dylan Sumner (Ben Badu, 45), Rowan Roache. BLACKPOOL LINE-UP:

BOOKED: McAtee (37).

GOAL: Roberts (42).

UNUSED SUBS: Callum Grogan, Aaron Gildin.

: Charlie Bannister (GK); Ryan Sears, Callum Roberts, George Hughes, Joel Bonner, Chris Gallagher, Ryan Barnett, John McAtee, George Hassall (Jacob Rammell, 90), Ethan Jones (C) (Tyrone Ofori, 74), Tom King (Mathew Jones, 69). FULL-TIME: Blackpool 0-1Shrewsbury Town


Blackpool pushed for an equaliser late on, even with five minutes of added time, but Town were able to hold on for the win.

At the other end, James Doyle struck straight at Charlie Bannister when the ball was headed down to him from a free-kick.

Chances were few and far between. McAtee looked to catch Pool 'keeper Myles Boney off his goal-line but the effort drifted over.

Blackpool got the second period underway and it was another battle similar to the first half. HALF-TIME: Blackpool 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

However, Town took the lead three minutes before half-time when Chris Gallagher whipped in a corner at mid-height from the left, it went right through to the far post and Roberts had simple header from two yards.

King had another chance in the 19th minute as he was picked out in space on the left and shot over at the top left corner.

Two minutes later, King saw a close range shot beat the Blackpool goalkeeper but it was cleared by a defender.

Town got the game underway at AFC Blackpool and in the fifth minute Barnett picked out John McAtee in space on the edge of the Seasiders' box and the latter shot low at the goalkeeper.

Callum Grogan, Joel Carta, Joe Kenton and Mathew Jones missed out, with Joel Bonner, Ryan Barnett, George Hassall and Tom King all coming into the side.

Head of Academy coaching Ian Dawes made four changes to the side which drew 0-0 with Wigan Athletic a week before. TEAM NEWS

The Shrews travel to Burnley next in the North West league.

The defender got on the end of a Chris Gallagher corner to head in from close range and give Town all three points in the clash at Blackpool AFC.

A first-half header from defender Callum Roberts gave Shrewsbury Town victory at Blackpool in the Football League Youth Alliance - North West league on Saturday morning.

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