Williams, Chea And Roache On Target In 3-1 Win
The youth team made it two wins in a week by beating Shrewsbury Town 3-1 at the Shrewsbury Sports Village.
After a goalless first-half, Denzel Williams, Ralph Chea and Rowan Roache gave Ciaran Donnelly’s side a commanding lead before the home team scored a consolation goal.
Shrewsbury started the game very well and hit the crossbar early on through Chris Gallagher’s effort from distance.
However, Blackpool grew into the game and had their first shot of the match through Roache’s free-kick that went off target.
The Seasiders then had their best period of the first-half, with Dylan Sumner heading just wide and Roache having an effort saved within the space of a minute.
Half-Time: Shrewsbury Town 0 Blackpool 0
A double change at the interval by Donnelly saw Blackpool start the second-half with more energy and come close to scoring twice through Roache.
The Republic of Ireland international had a curling shot go off target from the edge of the box before flashing a low shot across the face of goal a few minutes later.
It wasn’t all one-way traffic for the away side, as Jack Sims was forced into pulling off an exceptional save from a close range shot.
At the other end, Liam Robinson was played one-on-one with the goalkeeper but his shot was well saved.
The deadlock was finally broken shortly after the hour mark.
Roache’s delivery from a corner was excellent and Williams rose highest to head it into the back of the net and give The Seasiders the lead.
Just minutes later, the youth team doubled their lead when Chea pounced on a sloppy back-pass to run through on goal and score.
Despite being two goals behind, Town didn’t give up and were denied by the woodwork for the second time in the match through Ryan Barnett’s rasping effort from outside the box.
However, it was Blackpool who would score next. Roache received the ball in the area from Robinson and found space with a great turn before smashing the ball into the roof of the net to give his team a comfortable three-goal lead.
Just moments later, the home side pulled a goal back after Tyrone Ofori was played through on goal and scored past the helpless Sims.
The goal boosted the spirits of Shrewsbury but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation as The Seasiders saw out the rest of the game to get their first league win since October.
Full-Time: Shrewsbury Town 1 Blackpool 3