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Shrewsbury Town U18 3 Accrington Stanley U18 0

19 August 2019

Match Reports

Shrewsbury Town U18 3 Accrington Stanley U18 0

19 August 2019

A stunning substitute performance from Charlie Catton ensured the Shrews picked up their first victory of the season.

Goals from Catton and Jamaine Turner ensured that the home campaigned started in style as they sealed a 3-0 win over Accrington Stanley.

Catton’s first goal of the afternoon was an impressive bullet header as he powered home a delightful corner through a crowded box and into the net.

His second was the result of controlled build-up play from Town before Nigel Arris played a long ball into the box which Catton nodded home to complete his brace.

It was a day for headed goals as Turner finished off William Thomas’ deep cross at the back post to open the scoring in the second half.

The team battled well through a frustrating first half as Archie Elmore and Ryan Grosvenor were both denied on several occasions by a resilient Stanley goalkeeper.

Accrington did find a few openings in a strong defensive line and their direct play meant Sam Agius had to produce a fine one on one save to deny a certain goal-scoring opportunity.

Overall, it was a confident display from the young shrews who have blown off the cobwebs of last weeks defeat and are now well up and running in the Youth Alliance League.

Looking forward to next weekend, they take on take on Tranmere Rovers hoping to build on this weekend’s result and the potential selection headaches that manager David Longwell now faces after the stunning substitute performances.

Town: Sam Agius, Zac Hartley, Dan Walker, Lewis Redding (c), Tom Davies, Edan Sears, Jamaine Turner, Ethan O’Toole, Archie Elmore, Ryan Grosvenor, William Thomas

Subs: Jaden Bevan, Lewis Duberry, Charlie Catton, Nigel Arris, Jacob Bell

Goals: Jamaine Turner (70), Charlie Caton (75 & 85)


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