Monday, 27 February 2012

Two minutes with… Shrewsbury Town

A little bit of a delay getting it written up, but the last visitors to Underhill over a week ago were promotion-hopefuls, Shrewsbury Town. The Bees run of being unbeaten this calendar year in the League was finally ended, with Salop taking all three points. Soccer AM star, and Shrews fan, Steve Bradford tells me about the match and his experience at Underhill. You can follow Bradders on Twitter @bradders1stfc

Barnet 1–2 Shrewsbury Town
(McLeod ’48 – Kamdjo ’45+1 (og), Collins ’74)
Attendance: 2,046 (away: 457)

How did you get to the game?
Travelled down Friday on the train courtesy of Sky as a group of us were appearing on sky's soccer AM the following day, hotel in Brentford was also paid for so that was ideal.

What did you do pre-match?
We finished the soccer AM broadcast at mid day and then had taxis (again paid for by Sky) to take us to Underhill. Spent a couple of hours drinking in The Old Red Lion pub near the ground – decent size pub, but seemed to be away fans only so didn't really mix with any Barnet fans.

Where did you sit/stand in the ground?
I Stood up in the away terrace at the side of the ground. An average terrace with fairly low roof, which I was glad to have as we had some of the worst rain I have ever encountered at a football match! Cats and dogs springs to mind!

What did you make of the game?
With the conditions very poor the game wasn't the best I have seen, however Shrewsbury coped well enough and dominated the game for large periods and ran out fairly comfortable winners 2-1.

Was the scoreline a fair reflection?
Just about right I would say, Barnet had a couple of moments but Shrewsbury were in control for the majority of the game and deserved the three points.

Who, in your opinion was man of the match?
Matt Richards for me: worked hard as usual, making tackles, breaking up play and keeping the ball moving. Richards also was the provider for Shrewsbury's first goal, an own goal by a Barnet defender.

Who do you play next and how do you think you'll get on?
Having already played Swindon since visiting Underhill (rather not talk about that one), we host Crawley Town at the New Meadow on Monday night, the game is also live on Sky Sports! Prediction - 2-1 Salop win!! Come on you blues!!

Thanks Bradders

And you can read my match report, here

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