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Steve Arnold post Scunthorpe

3 December 2018

Steve Arnold reflects on Town's Emirates FA Cup win.

Shrewsbury Town secured a win against Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup second-round yesterday afternoon.

Aaron Amadi-Holloway got Town off the mark and Steve Arnold’s 88th minute penalty save secured Town a place in the third-round.

Steve was pleased with the victory and felt his team deserved to progress in the competition.

“It was a bit scrappy at the end,” Town’s keeper said. “We are all just glad we got there – especially with a clean sheet to keep that ball rolling

“That’s the second clean sheet on the bounce now, so it keeps the momentum going at our end.

“The boys are scoring as well, happy days, we are happy we are through to the next round.

“The boys have been on fire up top. We have done a lot of work on the finishing and it is paying dividends – you can see it.

“It’s always nice watching the draw when you are definitely through, especially when the big boys come in.

“It’s nice to sit there with a cup of tea and having a look whilst praying that we get a decent draw.”

Arnold’s late dramatic penalty save kept Town in the lead going into the final minutes and the Town shot stopper was delighted to have made the save.

“Credit to Phil Smart, we go through the penalties,” Arnold said. “We look at their previous penalties 10 minutes before the game, just to get a feel of what they might do.

“We came to the conclusion that he would go bottom left. I was sort of confident it was going to go that way. You never know and luckily it went that way.

“Penalties are a lucky draw for a keeper. It’s a lot sweeter being in the last minute.

“We sat out the last five minutes, put pressure on and managed to get through.

“We are on a roll now, so anything can happen. It’s the magic of the FA Cup.”

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