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Match Report | Shrews Women reach County Cup Final!

8 April 2024

Women's Team

Match Report | Shrews Women reach County Cup Final!

8 April 2024

In a thrilling reversal of fortunes, Shrewsbury Town Women overturned a two-goal deficit to secure a place in the County Cup final!

The initial stages of the game unfolded as a tightly contested battle, with both sides exerting immense pressure, resulting in a deadlock at half-time. 

As the second half commenced, Shrewsbury emerged with renewed vigour, launching relentless attacks in search of the elusive breakthrough.

Lucy Brown's thunderous strike from range rattled the crossbar, signalling Shrewsbury's intent to seize control of the match.  

With Shifnal's defence under mounting pressure, Alicia Robinson delivered a moment of brilliance, unleashing a sensational free-kick that soared past the goalkeeper, igniting hope and revitalising Shrewsbury's pursuit of winning. 

Bolstered by Robinson's goal, Shrewsbury intensified their attack, swiftly equalising through Sophie Eastwood's clinical finish just a minute later! 

She expertly maneuvered past defenders to level the aggregate score at 3-3. 

Sensing victory within reach, Shrewsbury seized the moment, with Kim Bebbington delivering the decisive blow, calmly slotting the ball into the net past the keeper only six minutes after Robinson’s opener! 

As the final whistle resounded, the full-time scenes were incredible as Shrewsbury Town Women celebrated their hard-fought triumph, securing their place in the County Cup final. 

Shrewsbury Town Women are now riding high on an unbeaten streak of five games, during which they've scored an impressive 18 goals while conceding only twice. 

Shrews Women will face AFC Telford United Women in the final with the match taking place at Telford's New Bucks Head Stadium on Thursday, May 16, at 7:30pm.

Line-up: Carter, Brown, Kingscott, Cook, Potter, Robinson, Joseph, Schofield, Doster, Child, Bebbington 

Subs: Rimmer, Layton, Rooney, Doocey, Eastwood 

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