‘Smash and Grab’ – Shrewsbury Town Fans React To Imps’ Defeat

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The Imps managed a 1-0 win at Shrewsbury yesterday, despite being second-best for large parts of the encounter.

The wind didn’t help matters, but in a poor first half, Shrewsbury certainly had the edge. When we went 3-5-2, we upped our game and ended up with more shots on target than the home side, albeit three compared to their two. Neither side truly deserved three points, but we got them, and that’s all that mattered. After having all three snatched from us in dramatic circumstances on Tuesday, it was nice to get back to winning ways.

Salop (Richard Godson, read the first point in the link) fans are not impressed with the outcome, with them taking to social media to blast their performance. They’ve got every right, if their chance had gone in and ours hadn’t, our fans would likely be the same.

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Matt Taylor felt his side deserved something from the game, as he told their official site. “Lincoln sat off us and allowed us to play in the first half, and the second half was completely different. We have got to feel that, we have got to sense that, and ultimately we have got to be better in the big moments in the game and respect the point. I think the players did, but there was just that one moment they got from a second phase set-play that we don’t deal with. That has ultimately cost us a point, and the opposition goes away with all three.”

On the goal, he added, “To go in at half-time 0-0 with the chances we created, how comfortable we were in possession, I was really disappointed so ultimately, we’ve not taken our chances today, and that’s cost us. I haven’t seen the goal back yet; what we’ll do is watch it back, removing the emotion as best we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Whilst Taylor’s assessment will be without emotion, the same can not be said for the supporters, who were full of emotion at the final whistle. Here’s the pick of their comments.