“Controlled The Game” – Shrewsbury fans and manager react to Imps win

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City were beaten 2-0 at the New Meadow this weekend, and it was a result that delighted Salop supporters.

We start our roundup of their reaction with comments from manager Steve Cotterill, who describes us as a ‘good team’ but with areas ‘susceptible to crosses’.

“Lincoln are a good team. They have had some good results this year and I think Mark (Kennedy) has done a really good job there, really good,” Cotterill told the club’s official site.

“They are difficult to play against, they have lots of energy when they spring forward from those 10 positions. But when they defend and drop into that 5-4-1, you have got make sure there are no stray passes, you have got to make sure you break the lines with your passes. If you don’t do that they will counter-attack and they are on you.”

On their penalty, he suggests they targeted balls to certain areas as they felt there was a weakness there in our side.

“We felt there were areas of their defence where they were susceptible to crosses,” he added. “It’s perhaps not a coincidence that we got the goal from in and around that area. I don’t know who it was but they had a bit of a panic and stuck their hand up – any player can do that at any given moment. The penalty was definitely a penalty and the second goal was a good goal.”

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Popular Shrewsbury podcast Salop Cast described them as frustrating us, which is something I felt was the case.


The Imps started the game well with a series of chances, but it swung in the direction of the home side with Jamie Robson’s handball. Salop Cast described that as a ‘silly handball’, after the Shrews had started the game poorly.

Their second goal was seen as a defensive error from our view, but their fans were quick to point to the involvement of former Coventry man Jordan Shipley, who teed up another one-time Sky Blue, Tom Bayliss for the goal.

Salop held on for the win, and at full time their supporters praised former Forest Green man Carl Winchester, and keeper Mark Marosi, who one fan felt had kept them in it early on.

We start with a tweet from the 2 Clubs 1 Love podcast, who Jake had on our show this week. They pointed out the team doesn’t need strikers when three players have 21 goal involvements, the same three players that hit City this weekend.