Spoils shared in Shrewsbury

Another lead thrown away and another 2 points dropped rather than 1 point gained.

A frustrating afternoon for the boys in red and the nearly 1200 fans that made the short journey to Shrewsbury on Friday afternoon. Kieron Morris opened the scoring in the first half, sending the fans into rapturous celebrations and giving the saddlers what I felt was a deserved lead.

The boys attacked well and created a few chances that could have seen us score a few more in the opening exchanges. Baka and Moussa both squandering good opportunities. Morris who had one of his better games of the season looked lively and he was rewarded with a goal, heading in from close range after a great ball in from Edwards.

In the second half some tactical mismanagement from Whitney (IMO) let Shrewsbury back into the game. Bringing off Morris who was really taking the game to them being the most questionable decision for me. Shrewsbury to their credit took advantage of the only real chance of the second half. A free header was nodded down back across MacGillivray who was left exposed by poor marking; the young goalkeeper had a great game and I think he has clearly matured a lot during his time as the number 2 goalkeeper- promising signs for our future.

As the second half wore on the saddlers didn’t create too much more and though I don’t like to accept drawing with poorer teams, on the day Shrewsbury were good value for a point.

We move onto Monday with a desperate need for all 3 points. 6 games without a win and the season really is petering out now in a way I predicted but didn’t want to happen. Fans still demand wins and the players need to deliver.

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