Campbell Nets In Shrews Draw

Tyrese Campbell

TYRESE CAMPBELL notched the first league goal of his career on Saturday as he helped Shrewsbury Town to an important 1-1 draw against Burton Albion.

The 19-year-old striker opening the scoring at the Montgomery Waters Meadow in just the eighth minute after racing clear of the Brewers’ high defensive line and coolly firing home.

It wasn’t to be the winner however as shortly after as Nigel Clough’s side secured a share of the spoils in Shropshire with an equaliser from David Templeton.

The draw though means that the Shrews are now level on points with three other clubs at the bottom of the table, including Bristol Rovers who sit directly outside the relegation zone.

Remaining in League One and Harry Souttar retained his place at the heart of the Fleetwood Town defence on Saturday after helping to keep successive clean sheets in his first two starts for the Cod Army.

The Aberdeen-born youngster was unable to make it a third straight shutout at Highbury however as runaway league-leaders Luton Town secured a narrow 2-1 victory on the coast.

The defeat leaves Joey Barton’s side in 10th position, eight points outside the third tier play-off places with 13 games left to play.

In National League North meanwhile, goalkeeper Josef Bursik and Cameron McJannet were both involved for their respective sides on Saturday as they slipped to defeats.

Bursik featured for the sixth time for the Bucks at the weekend but was unable to stop them from suffering a 3-2 defeat against promotion-chasing Stockport County. 

McJannet also completed the full 90 minutes for Curzon Ashton as their seven match unbeaten run was ended by play-off hopefuls Brackley Town.

A trio of youngsters from the Potters’ U18s squad joined local non-league outfit Market Drayton Town on Saturday morning and all three were thrust into action straight away.

Lewis Macari, Ethan Stanton and James Jennings all started and finished the Gingerbread Men’s 2-1 victory over high-flying Radcliffe.

The winner in fact was scored by Jennings who pounced six minutes from time to seal all three points and move Town further away from the relegation zone in the Northern Premier League Division One West.

Elsewhere, Mark Waddington had a free weekend with Falkirk not returning to action until this Saturday when they face Dundee United at home.

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