Shrewsbury Town's under-18's make it four wins from four with a 3-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers.
Shrewsbury Town's under-18's EFL Youth Alliance fixture with Tranmere Rovers at the Shrewsbury Sports Village ended with Town securing a 3-1 win - a fourth consecutive win from the four opening league fixtures.
Despite securing the win, Tranmere Rovers proved a stern test from the young Salopians and ensured Town's players had to grind out the win with three hard-fought goals. Town took the lead after 19 seconds. An initial effort from Louis Lloyd was saved by the Rovers 'keeper but the in-form Jenson Cooper pounced on the loose ball to notch the opener.
However, from that moment, Salop intensity dipped off and allowed Tranmere to create chances and put our 11 under pressure. That pressure eventually told as the away side responded on the 30-minute mark from a corner as Town struggled to clear their lines. Town displayed a positive response in the second 45 to the challenges set at half-time. Flashes of combinations and chances were shown but Town's consistency lacked as final balls lacked real quality.
Salop were able to go ahead following a well anticipated headed goal by Jenson Cooper from an initial deflected cross - his second of the game. Tranmere kept going and provided a physical contest. Savy Vicente was able to secure the win after pressuring the ball back to the 'keeper - forcing an error and taking the game to 3-1.