Marcus Braddock takes his weekly look at all things Shrewsbury Town
It's been a bit of a rough week for Town fans with the first and youth teams being put to the sword by Rochdale on Saturday. Both teams conceded early on with the first team lasting slightly longer, conceding after 15 minutes when Ntlhe lost his marker and put the ball into the net. The youth team did manage to score twice but conceded five times but with the score 3-0 at half time they were always going to be chasing the game. The second half for the youth team was much better with their two goals equalling the two scored by Rochdale in the second half.
If anything, the second half performance from the first team was the poorer of the two and although they did score towards the end but an equaliser wasn't forthcoming. It was a frustrating game because we did have a fair few opportunities to score but we didn't take them. A 1-0 away win was certainly possible as the two Rochdale goals were quite preventable but for whatever reason we've been vulnerable from set pieces. I thought we might have turned a corner with the wins against Doncaster and Peterborough United but having performed so well we've let things slip away from us and are again far too close to the relegation zone for comfort. It's clear that we missed Anthony Grant and the positive is that he has now served his suspension and will be available for tomorrows game at Plymouth.
On other news, Ryan Sears has been selected to join the Welsh U21 squad training camp which is no less than he deserves after some good performances this season.
A date has been decided for Peter Dolby's funeral which will take place on Wednesday 20th of March at 3.15pm.
The first team travel to Plymouth tomorrow night in Sky Bet League One, Argyle have had a little bit of a revival of late but have dipped a little in the couple of weeks since then.
On Saturday we're at home to Wycombe who haven't won since January 26th and occupy 12th place.
The youth team are at home this weekend with Wrexham visiting on Saturday morning.