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Worcestershire 1-2 Shropshire

Ben Speake, Alfie Jones

Shropshire rounded off this year’s campaign with a well-deserved victory at Aggborough Stadium home to the Kidderminster Harriers.

Shropshire cannot be faulted for their desire and team spirit, as they came back to grind out another win from conceding the opening goal.

After some good play half way through the first half, Worcester got the break through.

Shropshire introduced some fresh legs and started passing the ball with more fluency. A through ball met Ben Speaks clever run and all that was required was a simple pass into the bottom corner.

The scored remained 1-1 at half time.

Shropshire had some good chances in the second half to take the lead, but the winning goal eventually came when the ball bounced nicely for Alfie Jones to do what he does best and drive the ball past the keeper from outside the area.

The management team are again thankful of all players and parents for your continued positive support.

The success is down to a squad effort and we are grateful to be able to rely on such great stand by players who have gone above and beyond for the team this season.

Next year brings new challenges with the league and cup so we wish you a lovely break over the Summer and hope that you all come back prepared for September.

Best Wishes,

John and Iain




Please note that the Shrewsbury Sports Village lock their gates at 10.30pm and therefore vehicles will need to be parked next door in the Sundorne Games Hall.   

All players are asked to confirm their availability for this fixture by texting John Timmis, 07944 737858 on receipt of this letter. Failure to do so may jeopardize your place in the squad. 


Burton Borough: Jack EMMERSON
Charlton:  Alfie JONES, Edan SEARS
Corbet:  Roman ALLEN
Madeley Acad:  Regan MCARTHUR
Meole Brace: Jaden BEVAN, Sam YEARDLEY, Benj GUEST
Priory:  Lewis BLOOR
Telford Langley:  Jesse OPUKU
Thomas Adams: Ben SPEAKE
St Martins: Spencer PARRISH 

*    Dress code:  Shirt and tie 
*    As always full county kit will be provided – please bring pads, boots, shower gear and any fluids for the match.
*    We advise you to check the SSCFA website prior to this fixture where full details and any changes made will be announced. Log onto www.sscfa.co.uk
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Shropshire 2 - 5 West Midlands
Wednesday 28th March

Goals coming from Kian Garbett and Lewis Bloor

The lads put on a good performance and continued to showcase some top quality football. It was a bright start and they kept possession comfortably.

Kian Garbett scored a wonder goal from well outside the area to catch the keeper off guard. West Midlands showed pace and power going forward and scored two very similar goals to give them a 2-1 lead at half time.

Shropshire's approach was more disciplined in the second half but unfortunately, they conceded three further goals. Shropshire introduced debutant Sam O'Brien who made a positive impact and looked comfortable in possession. 

The lads showed good character and a fighting spirit to keep creating chances. Sam Yeardley showed great desire to beat his man down the right hand side and his cross resulted in a hand ball inside the area. Lewis Bloor sent the keeper the wrong way to make the score 4-2.

Shropshire worked extremely hard and keeper Jaden Bevan pulled off some fantastic saves throughout the game.

Shropshire were delighted to welcome back Zac Ashworth was a long term injury. Who slotted in well next to skipper Roman Allen.

The team play Derbyshire next at Thomas Telford. The game is on Wednesday 25th April with a 7.15pm KO. Please text me if you're available. 

Again, we would like to thank all parents for supporting the players and management team.


Staffordshire 1 - 1 Shropshire 

26th February

Goal scored by Ben Speake 

Shropshire opened the game brightly having the majority of possession. They found themselves in great areas but were unfortunate not to muster up an end product. 

A looping cross from the Staffs winger some how managed to creep inside the top corner, which was a bit of a kick in the teeth for the hard working Shropshire lads.

Shropshire were then very guilty of giving the ball away in key areas, which left them open for counter attacks. The first half finished 1-0 to the home side. 

The attitude of the players in the second half was exceptional. Substitutes were introduced and the team glowed in that self belief we are so use to seeing. The lads lifted the tempo of the game and started creating some goal scoring opportunities. 

The equalising goal was evident and Ben Speake got on the score sheet once again with a well taken side footed volley. Benj Guest beat his man down the right hand side and delivered a great cross which was intelligently flicked on by Lewis Bloor to allow Ben to beat the keeper. 

The lads had a big shout for a penalty, as Alfie Jones was taken out from the advancing goalkeeper but the referee did not deem it as a foul. Shortly after, Ben Speake rounded the keeper to see his attempt being cleared off the line by a Staffs defender. Staffs had some decent chances of their own and the lads did well to remain solid.
A very enjoyable watch for a neutral, with some great counter attacking football played by both teams.

Shropshire face West Midlands next game on Wednesday 28th March at Thomas Telford School. Please could you text me if you're available for selection. Thank you for your continued support for county schools football.

Shropshire 4-2 Worcestershire

6th December
Lewis Bloor, Ethan O’Toole, Ben Speake

Shropshire’s bad habit of conceding early goals continued, as they found themselves two nil down within the first ten minutes against a very lively Worcestershire outfit.

It takes a lot of resilience, team spirit and bags of courage to overcome any early deficit and win a game of football. This bunch of young Salopians cannot not be faulted in the slightest with their desire to step up to the mark and embrace the challenge that faced them.

And embrace the challenge is exactly what they did. Lewis Bloor was the first to step up as he struck his first chance of the game with conviction to make it 2-1.

Shropshire were then well on the front foot and scored immediately after. Sorry I am unsure on the goal scorer.

To go in at 2-2 at half time the Shropshire lads could sense fear and approached the second half as they finished the first. Ethan O’Toole showed what a class act he is with an inch perfect free kick which delightfully curled in to the top corner of the Worcestershire net.

Shropshire remained calm under a spell of pressure and continued to pass their way of out trouble with composure. Ben Speake was the last man to step up to the mark and with his first goal in a Shropshire shirt topped off a great team performance.

The win leaves the team at the top of the league at Christmas with a few games in hand of the rest and an exciting 2018 to look forward to.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and thank you for your outstanding support in 2017.  

Derbyshire 1 – 3 Shropshire
20th November

Garbett grabs a hat-trick

Shropshire produced a very resilient and organised performance to gain a well-deserved away victory.

The team were thankful of Spencer Parrish and Ben Speake after their late call ups due to several injuries and illnesses. The lads performed very well and Ben impressed on his debut.

However, it was the ever reliant Kian Garbett who made the headlines. His first goal came from a neatly threaded through ball where he rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into an empty net.

His second a snapshot from a low driven cross; at 2-0 the team looked in full control. Derbyshire managed to get a goal on the break, but created very little in the second half as our back line and keeper looked very composed.

Garbett had Lewis Fraser to thank for his third goal as he beat a few players before pulling the ball back to Garbett who drove the ball low past the keeper.

Shropshire created a number of chances late on but were unfortunate not to come away with a greater deficit.

Thank you to all the travelling parents and we look forward to seeing you at our festive fixture at home against Worcestershire. 

West Midlands 4 – 2 Shropshire
Monday 13th November

Goals from Arjan Raikhy, Alfie Jones

Shropshire recorded their first loss in the Midland Counties League.

It was an uphill battle from the go ahead as Shropshire conceded two very early goals.

It took a brave run from Regan McArthur towards the end of the half for Shropshire to get their breakthrough. A foul was committed inside the area in which Arjan Raikhy placed in the bottom corner to reduce the deficit. Shropshire created some good chances but were unlucky not to get the equaliser before half time.

Shropshire introduced three substitutes for the second half: Sam Yeardley, Lewis Bloor and Alfie Jones. And it didn’t take long for Jones to get his second goal in two games. After a neat passage of play, Jones curled the ball past the helpless keeper from the edge of the box. Shropshire tails were up and the team were back in the game.

Towards the end of the half West Mid’s were awarded a penalty on a push inside the area. West Midlands converted and were back in front. A glorious opportunity fell to Lewis Bloor for an equaliser but he failed to make a clean connection. Shropshire committed bodies forward in an attempt to get a third goal but it was West Mid’s who broke through on the counter to wrap the game up with their fourth and final goal.

The quality of passing was not of the high standard we are use to seeing with this Shropshire side but their valiant efforts were admired to get back into the game.

Many thanks go to all the parents who travelled. We look forward to seeing you on Monday away at Derbyshire. 

Thrilling encounter as Shropshire kick off their campaign
Shropshire 3 v 2 Staffordshire
Wednesday 8th November

Goals from Roman Allen, Ethan O’Toole, Alfie Jones

The Shropshire side welcomed Staffordshire to Thomas Telford School for their first fixture in this seasons Midland Counties School League.

Staffordshire started the brighter of the two sides in a very frantic opening. It took Shropshire 15 minutes to get settled into the game, where they then started to use the ball effectively.

Kian Garbett had the first glimpse of goal as he saw his two efforts on the half turn just go wide of the far post. Shropshire went on to dominate possession at end of the first half and were unlucky not to go in with the advantage at half time.

A pass back from one of the Staffordshire defender resulted in a free kick for the Shropshire team. Ethan O’Toole well executed free kick handed Roman Allen an easy header to open the scoring. This came within minutes of the restart and was the best possible start for the Shropshire team.

Shropshire looked very comfortable for the next ten minutes. Fresh legs were introduced in Alfie Jones, Benj Guest and Sam Yeardley who all made an immediate impact.

Tidy footwork inside the Staffs box led to an aggressive barge off the ball on Aman Gill. Gill himself stepped up but put his well driven shot just wide of the left post.

Chances continued to come and their best effort fell to Alfie Jones who hit an absolute screamer just wide of the top right hand corner. It took an amazing run by Lewis Fraser who beat a number of players before delivering a low cross for O’Toole to tap home for Shropshire to get their well-deserved second goal.

Shropshire seemed to be in a comfortable position before a moment of madness changed the direction of the game. The referee awarded a penalty for an alleged hand ball inside the area. Tibbs stepped up for Staffordshire and place the ball top corner to deny the debut keeper Spencer Parrish. At 2-1 the game started to open up and Shropshire struggled to keep possession of the ball.

Jones produced another masterclass in shooting but this time found the back of the net for the Shropshire boys. Credit was given to a resilient Staffordshire team who continued to push on and get the ball into dangerous areas. Their second goal came and the crowd were in for a very anxious and exciting finish.

Sam Yeardley on his second appearance for the county team had a chance to put the game to bed but saw the Staffs keeper heroically save his well driven attempt. Shropshire defended well and Parrish remained calm under pressure as they went on to secure all three points.

This was a thrilling start for the Shropshire squad which bodes well for their next fixture on Monday night against the West Midlands.

Many thanks go to all the parents for supporting the squad.

Shrewsbury School U16 3 - 2 Shropshire U15
Wednesday 27th September 

Shropshire passed the ball very well throughout the game and produced a very impressive performance.  

Shropshire's two goals came from Benj Guest who was making his first appearance for the team.  

We are delighted to add a few new faces to this years squad in an attempt to overcome difficulties during the season.   

Many thanks for parents support in the wet conditions. 



2017/2018 Management team:

John Timmis, Iain Sweeney

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