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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Doing it the hard way

Shrewsbury are back at Wembley for another shot at play-off glory. But, boy they did it the hard way.

They lost 1-0 at home in the first leg to an own goal.

In the return leg away at Bury they gave away a penalty in the first half. The keeper saved it.

They scored in the 88th minute to level the tie and take it into injury time.

They had a man sent off in the first minute of injury time, so had to play the next half an hour with just ten players.

They hung on and it went to penalties. The Town keeper saved two - including one from Bury's leading scorer.

And Town are at Wembley a week Saturday.

But ironically, they really shouldn't have been in the play-offs at all. Two teams would have finished above Shrewsbury had they not had points deducted this season. So, technically, on the basis of points earned over the course of the year, Shrewsbury are only the ninth best team in the division.

I really have this feeling they are going to win. Because they never do things the easy way.

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