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Mat Sadler Post Walsall

4 May 2019

Mat Sadler reflects on Town's 0-0 draw with Walsall.

Shrewsbury Town’s final game of the Sky Bet League One season ended in a 0-0 draw with Walsall.

Town’s last 90 minutes of the 2018/19 campaign came to an end with the Shrews and the visitors taking home a point.

Mat Sadler felt the performance against the Saddlers was typical of a team battling local rivals.

“It got a bit frantic to say the least,” said Mat. “They were playing for their lives. It was hectic, just like final day football.

“It’s one of those days where you don’t want to be in their situation. I know how they feel, it’s horrendous to be on their side of things.

“To be fair they conducted themselves really well, gave it their all and tried their hardest. It was unfortunate for them.

“They gave everything they could and we threw bodies on the line to protect what we’ve got.

“We wanted to end the season on a positive. It’s a shame we couldn’t score. It was typical final day football.

“It was nice to get on for sure. It felt enjoyable playing in a near enough sell out crowd on the final day. It felt good to get on.”

Mat reflected on the season and feels Town's ups and downs will help to build for next season.

“It has been a difficult season,” said the defender. “It was always going to be difficult to match the highs of last season.

“I think it has been difficult. There have been ups and downs and not much in terms of consistency.

“In the end of it all I think we would all take the position we have finished in with a view to building on that.

“There has been many highs, some lows but we stayed up and in the end we did it relatively comfortably.

“Although these sorts of things aren’t good enough for the football club in my opinion. The club should be challenging in the higher parts of the league.”


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