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.
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.
@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.