A stunning strike by Paul Parry secured town their first win of the campaign and extended their unbeaten home record to 33 games!
Going into this game not many people expected a home win and to be fair we were living in hope that our unbeaten home record wouldn’t be ruined in the return of a new season.
But those of you who were anxious needn’t have worried when Paul Parry smashed a shot into the top corner to get town off and running.
There has been many people trying to explain the goal but the best tweet goes to the Official Shrewsbury Town Twitter Page @shrewsweb
@shrewsweb: GOAL! Town 1-0 PNE. Parry, 4. Paul unleashes an absolute thunderbolt from all of 20 yards after only four minutes!
The rest of the first half was end to end with really interesting football being played but both sides couldn’t find the next goal.
Half time arrived and the fans got to experience the cues and the delights of Jennies catering before taking their seats 5 minutes into the second half after enjoying a chicken balti pie and a pint.
Second half started how it finished. Some brilliant football being played but Preston had no luck down either wings with Purdie and Grandison being in top form.
It wasn’t long until town came close to a second after Purdie headed just wide after a great corner from Wright.
Apart from that, the second half was end to end and very entertaining. And just over 5000 town fans went home happy yet again.
6444 (1016 from PNE)
Well what a night. Great atmosphere with Turner even commenting on how loud we were. Some decent new songs being trialled as well and hopefully in a few weeks they will be heard all around the fortress.
@markwright1982: Great result tonight good to get are first 3 points on the board and still undefeated at home roll on Saturday #salop
@JermaineG_2: Great team performance tonight and great 1-0 victory. The lads worked hard for it. Roll on Saturday now! Another 3 points needed. #Salop
@LukeSummers25: A great win for us tonight! Great effort from all the boys and what a hit from PP! #tekkers bring on saturday! #salop
@Big_Hec35: Great result tonight good to get a clean sheet #BOOM good to get a tough 90 minutes #GoodTimes
@tim_woodhouse: Lose 1-0 on Sat to 4th minute goal, score in 4th minute tonight and win 1-0. Going to be one of those seasons in #league1 #Salop #saloppne
@Ten2ndSplat: hecs (Michael Hector) made a big change from sat and was getting his boot and head on everything he could MOM for me
@jason2salop: Was very impressed by Purdie tonight but still a big fan of Parry especially after that strike! #WelshWizard
@Tiptontheref13: grandison MOM, Purdie was also solid and played well in my view and Jones put in some crucial blocks/challenges
@shrewsTRUST2010: #salop Best moment was PNE player falling over after Grandison beat him for pace
@tom_shrews: Great performance from all the players tonight especially @markwright1982 #MOTM
@ConnorQuentin: Great match, Great goal and Great atmosphere. Well played Shrewsbury. SALOP!
The Award For Most Controversial Tweet Goes To
@Robmartindale91: @nickywroe and @Shane10112 on that bus home could of been in bed now with 3 points. On the #m6 #pointless . #itsnotaboutthepricetag #SALOP
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