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Academy | Shrewsbury Town 3 Burton 0

28 September 2021

Shrewsbury Town secure a 3-0 win over Burton Albion in the Youth Alliance League Cup.

In fine form, Shrewsbury Town welcomed Burton Albion to the Shrewsbury Sports Village for their Youth Alliance League Cup fixture and managed to secure a solid three-goal win over the young Brewers.
In the first half, Burton started the brighter of the two teams - earning and an early chance. However, Town remained composed and batted away any issues. Town steadily improved over the course of the game.
Despite creating a plethora of chances, Town should have taken the lead due to the standards the Salop academy set itself. Despite some inconsistency in their performance, Town's under 18's managed to find the opening goal.
Jenson cooper smartly got on the end of a through ball but saw his effort strike the bar. In the right place at the right time, Dennis Antal converged on the ball well to collect the rebound to give Salop the lead. Town's performance significantly improved after the half-time break and continued to attack the Burton back line persistently and were able to build more attacks from sustained pressure. 
That pressure finally told when Town deservedly doubled the lead. An excellent diagonal ball from Ben Crompton found the feet of Demi Akinwe who was able to deliver a well-worked cross. Eventually, Louis Lloyd latched onto the ball and gave Town their second.
Town weren't finished their and found a third to finish off the fixture. Jenson got put through towards the Albion keeper and was able to compose himself to bend the ball around into the corner of the net.

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