Shrewsbury Town Under-18s kicked off 2022 with a positive performance away at Morecambe on Saturday.
Town began on the front foot, dominating the game and holding possession in the opposition's territory. This was helped by the side's hard work and collective pressing that proved effective in the opening stages. Despite the clear control Salop had on the game, they were unable to reap the rewards and missed key chances to take the lead.
That was until Jamie Spiers popped up with a cool and composed finish to give his side a deserved lead just before half-time.
Morecambe edged their way back into the game slightly in the second period but still failed to trouble the Salop defence. The fixture developed into a scrappy affair and it was end-to-end without either team being able to secure possession effectively.
As the game went on, Town were able to regain their influence in the match and began to manage proceedings. This led to a more controlled period of possession and they were able to snuff out any hope Morecambe had of rescuing a point.
The victory was Town's first in five games and keeps them solidly placed in the top half of the table.