After all the pre match hype and banter, it was Shrewsbury who came out on top in the derby match. Turner made a couple of changes to the side including Hector for Jones who was ill and Hall came in for Wright.
Weale, Grandison, Hector,Collins, Richards,Taylor, Wildig, Hall, Parry, Morgan
Anyon, Jacobson, Purdie, Wright, Bradshaw, Doble, Goldson
Darlow, Taundry, Butler, Holden, Taylor, Baxendale, Featherstone, Chambers A, Paterson, Cuvelier, Bowerman
Grof, Hemmings, Brandy,Purkiss, Jones, Williams, Downing
Walsall came out and took the game by the scruff of the neck but could not find the opening goal thanks to quality saves from Chris Weale. The Saddlers did look dangerous but town found their feet and with 25 minutes on the clock a dangerous corner from Taylor was met by Asa Hall who smashed the ball against the crossbar but Paul Parry was the first to react, and he tucked it in the net sending the Salop fans nuts.
After half time the game was a scrappy as you would expect from a local derby and neither side could get control of the game. Parry came close to a second but his smart shot only hit the crossbar. But moments earlier,Walsall hit the cross bar when Andy Butler rose high above Matt Richards but this time no-one was there to convert the chance and Town managed to clear it away.
With neither team managing to get a foothold to the game though, town fans could sense the 3rd win of the season and when the Referee blew his final whistle, all town fans let off a massive sigh of relief.
Full Time – Salop 1-0 Walsall
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