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Salop 1-0 PNE


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.

Overall Attendance
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.

Players Reaction

@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

Fans Reaction

@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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Salop v Preston Head-To-Head


So with town due to play Preston in the league for the first time since 1997, Alex has been given the task of finding out the head-to-head between the 2 teams.

Head to Head

Games Played – 25
Won – 7
Draw– 4
Lost – 14

So looking back at the history of this tie, it seems Preston have been a lot more successful playing against us and the last time Salop managed to beat Preston was in the Worthington Cup in 2000. Unfortunately this was a 2 leg tie and we lost 5-2 on aggregate.

In the league the last time Salop beat Preston dates back to 1994 where we beat them 1-0 in front of just over 5000 fans at the Gay Meadow.

But a little trivia for you:

Who Scored the winning goal?

The first time we played Preston was in 1970 when we lost 1-0 in the old division 3.

Biggest Win v Preston – 3-0 on the 21st February 1981
Biggest Loss v Preston – 1-6 on the 28th August 1993.

Adrian Plimmer was in a reflective mood on Facebook

Interesting that Preston was our last League One home game back in 1997. Can vividly remember their fans banter on where they were going and on our downwards direction. Looking forward to it.

So with all this in mind, and the players Preston have brought in, it’s hard to see where a win will come from but we have every confidence.

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Preston Build Up


So for the first bit of our build up to Salop‘s first home game in league one and we have managed to get a Preston fan give us a little preview.

Hello Thank you for taking part.

First of all tell us a bit about yourself:



First Game you watched: PNE vs Birmingham 2001 Division 1 Play-offs

Best ever game you watched: Leeds 4-6 Preston

Favourite Player: Scott Laird

What do you expect from PNE this season?
Play-offs at least. We have a totally different squad to last season but we still have the quality to be at the top end of the league.

What do you think of all the signings you have made this season?
We have a full new squad and haven’t spent any money, so i would say that i’m happy with the signings that we’ve made. We have signed a lot of leaders and players that have been captains at their previous clubs. Also i thnk the squad is better now than what it was last season.

Star Player?
We’ve only played one league game with the new squad so it’s hard to say but i’d go with John Mousinho or Scott Laird.

From what you have seen so far, what do you think of Nicky Wroe and SCS?
Both look like good players, two of the better signings that we have made. Wroe looks like he has great technical ability and SCS looks solid at the back. Can’t really judge them yet as they’ve only played two competitive games for us.

How would you describe the last few years following PNE?
The last few years have been terrible, just hope that Graham Westley can turn it around.


Preston fans have has a turbulent few seasons.

Your thoughts on Graham Westley?
Well everyone can see he’s a bit of a nutter but i think he can do good things for PNE. He has received a lot of abuse from PNE fans but i think he’ll turn it around this season.

What type of football are we expected to see PNE play on Tuesday?
Everyone associates Westley with ‘Hoof ball’ but it’s far from that, we pass it around when we need to and get it forward when we need to. Our style of play is quite defensive but it is also effective and i think it will work better for us when we play away from home because teams will attack us more.


“That Graham Westley, he texts who he wants”

Is there any position you feel you need to add to?
We are in desperate need of a striker, somebody who can score goals.

What are we to expect from Preston fans (famous chant, banter, loud?)
PNE fans are very average, better than most in league one though! A bit of banter with the ‘Oh Graham Westley, he texts when he wants’ chant. I would say about 750 PNE fans will make the journey.

Season Prediction

Shrewsbury: 14th
PNE: 5th

Match Prediction

Shrewsbury 0-1 PNE (Wroe)

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