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6th September 2004 22:12

Shrewsbury Town youth 2-0 Mansfield Town youth
4 Sept 2004

Report from the Shrew complete with ratings - (Sent to John Street)

Stags Youth team took the long trip to Shrewsbury and came away with nothing!

Having said that the Stags played the better football and were duped in defence with
our simple brand of Shropshire football.

We have a simple philoshpy of getting the ball forward to our two big lads Price is one and Jones and he was there to flick on a long punt up field in the first half.
Where was the Stags defenders?

The second goal was a cross from the left turned in by Jones at the near post - were was your defenders?

The above apart the best football was played by the visitors and your two strikers had
three or four good chances in the first half alone but failed to make the home goalie work.

The defence from Mansfield looked a little leaky and vulnerable at times (see goals conceded above) and the most influential part of your team was the midfield who battled well and created un-converted chances for the attack.

Stags Team: Langford(6),Rennals(5), Woods (6), CurleT(6), Arnold (6), Lloyd (7), Parks (7), Sleath (6), Zaccarius(5), Heron (5)
Subs Used: Lonsdale(5), Holmes(5), Hunt (5)


Shrewsbury Town welcomed Mansfield to the Sundorne Training Ground and were rarely troubled by the visitors. Goals from Gary Price and Endaf Jones saw Town come out 2-0 winners and after the game manager Nigel Vaughan was pleased with the lads performance.

“We won 2-0 and that was a tremendous result that we needed as we'd played really well in the previous two games but never got anything out of the game.

The lads have worked really hard in training this week, we've done a few different things working on our pattern play, shape and spoken about what I want from them.

We've been playing different systems in the last two games but against Mansfield we went back to the ridged 4-4-2 and it suited us on Saturday. Saying that you'll still got to work hard and do the right things and that paid of on Saturday with us rightly deserving to win.

The first goal was really pleasing as what we had worked on on the training ground paid off. We got a free-kick on the half-way line, Gavin Cadwallader has flicked it towards the goal and Gary Price has got up and flicked it in the back of the net, that was pleasing as a coach as it's something you've worked on and it's paid of in the game.

It was 1-0 at half-time but we had a couple of problems before them. Carl Harris got knocked out after about 12-minutes and he could be missing for 7-14 days due to FA rules. Then around 35-minutes into the game Dan Bragoli has come off with a thigh strain which was disappointing as he'd been playing really well. Endaf Jones and Jamie Haynes have replaced them and to be fair they were superb, Jamie Haynes ended playing right-back and that's not a position he's played for a number of years.

Then early in the second half we've had a throw-in where the balls come back to Henry Goh, he's knocked a great ball into the box and Endaf Jones who was playing right-wing has come across the near post and flicked the ball with the inside of his right foot into the bottom corner.

I thought we looked comfortable on Saturday from Ian Havard right through to Rob Egginton, we were solid and never really under any pressure.

Shrewsbury Town: GK Ian Havard, RB Henry Goh, LB Carl Harris (Jamie Haynes), CB Gary Price, CB Gavin Cadwallader, RM Dan Bragoli (Endaf Jones (Eddie Hope)), LM Steve Leslie, CM George Hughes, CM Dan Tolley, F Rob Egginton, F Marco Adaggio

Goals: G.Price, E.Jones


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