Thursday, 21 July 2011

Shrewsbury Town - The New Meadow

Shrewsbury Town FC
The New Meadow
Oteley Road

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Matchday Number: 132
Saturday 29th December 2007
Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Coca-Cola League 2

Wycombe gained their 4th victory in a row with an excellent 1-0 win at fellow promotion rivals Shrewsbury Town.

It seems unbelievable that 3 weeks previous Wycombe were losing 6-0 at Stockport and not playing at all well. But how things can change. This was an excellent performance, we battled well to gain a deserved victory. The future now looks rosy, 3 weeks ago you wouldn't have bet any money on Wycombe getting promoted.

This was Wycombe's first game at Shrewsbury's excellent New Meadow stadium, after they left Gay Meadow in the summer. It's a tidy little ground and they've got the capacity just right - not too empty but extra space if they need it, which I'm sure they will in the derby games against Chester and Wrexham.

There was a biting Shropshire wind in the air, but Wycombe's excellent performance warmed up the 500 or so travelling support. The goal came in a first half which Wycombe dominated. John Sutton followed up Scott McGleish's shot that had been parried by Shrews keeper Glyn Garner. There were several other good chances for Wycombe, with a few for Shrewsbury too, but Wycombe were good value for their lead going in 1-0 to the good at half time.

The second half was a different story though, Shrewsbury came out like a wounded animal and hit the woodwork twice in 5 minutes. It was mainly Shrewsbury for the rest of the game too, with Frank Fielding and the Wycombe defence performing miracles to keep them at bay. Youngster George Daly came on with 20 minutes to go and did really well, he looks a real prospect for the future and it's great news that he is getting his chance to prove himself.

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