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Sheffield United 1-0 Salop


So the first game of our return to the third tier of the football league ended in a defeat after David McAlister scored to give the Blades their first 3 points of the season and Salops second defeat in Yorkshire in 7 days.

But don’t be disheartened by the scoreline because Salop deserved at least a point. There were plenty of opportunities as sky sports iPhone app shows below.

The closest we got to scoring was when Terry Gornell had a goal disallowed. We believe this was a close call.
Also Paul Parry came close just before half time when a cracking chip hit the post.

Second half and town came out but continued to shoot blanks. With Wright coming close as well as substitutes Wildig, Hall, and Bradshaw all having shots but failing to grab the equaliser.


But the main talking point has to be the fans.

Captain Matt Richards said on twitter “@Richo03: Thanks 4 the amazing support yesterday shrewsbury fans,the team thought it was tremendous! Disappointing result,we’ll put it right Tuesday!”

We don’t know how many people woke up with voices today but we think not many. Singing for 90 minutes. Great colour and were a credit to the club.

We out sang the Sheffield United fans and even the Blades fans mentioned on their message board how good we were.

Also Jermaine Grandison mentioned the fans when he tweeted:

@JermaineG_2: Disappointing result today. We deserved to get a result tho. I wanna give a shout out to the shrews fans that travelled. You were excellent!

So we want to thank you for getting behind the lads and lets continue this great vocal support at home games, as well as the brilliant numbers away from home.

Fans Reaction

@jason2salop: Happy enough just need somebody to take those chances! Collins came good last year, hopefully one of the others will this! Thought Parry was the best player on the pitch!

@IanEStreet: MOTM Parry. We need to replace James Collins. More solid at the back. Jones is the new sharps. JJ & Hall might be in on tues

@edwards1746: good performance and parry was my MOM but do need to bring in a striker to convert the chances we are making #strongmidfield

@Ten2ndSplat: Parry MOM think we’ve got the team, most our shots were hit into the ground making it easy for keeper. Also need to shot more from distance stead of trying 2 pass our way 2 goal.Otherwise I’d say brilliant against a strong team!

@SamG_15: Great performance all that was missing was someone to finish our chances! Parry MOTM also impressed with @dljones83 #salop

@BurrowsAbout: I said we needed a proven goalscorer. This proves we need a proven goalscorer. Had Blades on the wrack. Deserved a point #Salop

@HCaslin: Great performance by the lads yesterday proud to be a shrews fan just need that one out and out goalscorer #salop

@Joelstfc_: Still can’t get over how we did not win yesterday. I recall Sheffield having 3 shots on target compared to our 9/10. We need to be clinical in front of goal. Our fans were phenomenal, let’s just hope for the same Tuesday and we get 3 points! #stfc #salop

@paulboff: Played well against a good solid side, but if we could hit a shot clean, we’d have got a point and maybe more! #salopblades

Next up it’s Preston at home Tuesday night followed by Tranmere at home on Saturday.

If you haven’t got your ticket then get down and get it. Let’s make the fortress a hostile place to come by being loud and getting behind the lads.

We are going to feature fans in our Preston Build up feature over the next couple of days so of you want to tweet about the game then put #saloppne in your tweet and you may feature.

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Sheffield United Ticket Details

The first game of the season see’s Salop take on the Blades at Bramall Lane and the ticket details have been announced.

Town have been given a initial allocation of just over 1000 with the chance of a extra 2000 tickets.

Ticket Prices

Adults – £19.50

Concessions – £15

Under 16’s – £9.50

There is a maximum of 5 tickets per person.

So go and claim your tickets before they do run out.

Evesham Match Report

So Town headed to the small town in Worcestershire to play Evesham United in the first pre season game.

Evesham’s new stadium is very smart and the people were very friendly.

Teams and Officials

EVESHAM: Thomas, Connor, Mazuto, Rhodes, Eze, Ardallany, MacKenzie, Hicks, Palmer, Wellings, Osborne. Subs: Agbor, Tulloch, Wood, Corbett, P. Jones, J. Jones, Downing.

TOWN: Anyon, Grandison, Goldson, Jones (Purdie 46), Jacobson, Wright (Turner 84), Summerfield (Wildig 46), Hall (Woods 73), Parry (Taylor 46), Doble (Bradshaw 46), Morgan (Gornell 46).

Referee: Derek Eaton (Tewkesbury)

First Half

The first half was a very tight encounter with neither team managing to get the ball and pass it around. It took about half an hour for Salop to be able to create a good opening.

It came from a string of passes and then Joe Jacobson whipped in the ball and there was Marv to head over.

That was really the only talking point in a first half where town saw a lot of the ball.

20120720-010233.jpg Evesham’s new main stand

20120720-010247.jpg “the shed” where it slopes down from the pitch to the back of the shelter.

Second Half

Town made five changes;
Tom Bradshaw and Terry Gornell coming on for Marvin Morgan and Ryan Doble.
Rob Purdie and Jon Taylor coming on for Paul Parry and Darren Evans.
Aaron Wildig came on for Luke Summerfield.

Also Jermaine Grandison played as centre back in the second half to allow Purdie to play right back.

The second half so a very attacking minded salop side with both Bradshaw and Gornell going close.

Taylor had a fierce shot from 25 yards out go straight at the keeper.

Joe Jacobson hit the bar from a direct free kick and was also unlucky with a cross come shot going just over.

Ryan Woods came on for Asa Hall and got going straight away picking out some lovely passes and also coming very close to scoring from the same sort of range as Taylor.

The end of the match loomed and it looked like neither side was going to get a goal and town just got into the mode where they thought walking it in was the best way.

With 6 minutes to go Elliot Turner came on to replace Mark Wright on the left wing leaving Chris Weale the only player not to be used.

As the last few minutes went on it was Evesham who came very close to sneaking a late winner when Simeon Tulloch fired just wide with only Anyon to beat.

The attendance was a very questionable 265.

Overall Verdict

It was a great day and nice to have some football to watch again and the Evesham folks were very pleasant so much so Bizzy managed to get very merry whilst the game was going on.

But as Turner said to us after the game it was good to just get the cobwebs off the players and start gelling them in against what was a very tough Evesham side.

We would like to thank all at Evesham United for their great hospitality and all the best for their season in their push to get promotion!