Shrewsbury 0-1 Bristol Rovers
Our youth team made it through to the third round of the FA Youth Cup on Saturday, beating Shrewsbury Town 1-0 thanks to a goal from Danny Greenslade.
“It was a good game, and a total contrast to our first round tie at Camberley,” said Youth Team Manager Alan Walsh.
“This game was played on Shrewsbury’s first team pitch, so it was an excellent surface and the lads enjoyed playing in a well appointed stadium.
“The game followed a similar pattern to a number of our games this season and we could have made things a lot more comfortable for ourselves.
“However it turned out to be a tight game in which Shrewsbury had no more than three shots on target, all comfortably dealt with by Kieran Preston. We had chances in both halves and could have won by more than a solitary goal.”
The goal came 15 minutes into the second half, and there was some dispute about who actually got the final touch.
“We won a free kick out on the right and Danny Greenslade took it. Although Jamie Lucas claimed he got a touch on it, the boys seemed to think it went straight in from the free kick so we awarded the goal to Danny.
“Although Shrewsbury changed their formation 25 minutes from the end of the game, they didn’t really cause us any serious problems after we went ahead. Although they are a decent footballing side we held out to go through to the next round.
“We now have a home tie against Rochdale or Crewe, and they meet on Wednesday, so we will be watching that game to see what we are going to be up against.”
Team: Kieran Preston, Mitch Palmer, Louis Ezwele, Trey Anderson, Danny Greenslade, Jay Malpas, Chad Douglas (Olly Mehew, 80), Dominic Thomas (Aaron Bevan, 85), Ryan Broom, Aaron Ward-Baptiste (Harrison Trueman, 82), Jamie Lucas.
Substitutes: Laurent Davis-Wilson, Marcus Beauchamp