Shrewsbury Town 1 - 2 Youths
By Derek Priestley
Imps hold on for win despite second half dismissal
The Imps traveled to Shrewsbury Town for the opening match in the Youth Alliance Cup Group Three.
The opening goal of the game went to the visitors, Watkins just after the half hour mark to put the Imps ahead and this is how it stayed until the break.
HT: Shrews 0 - 1 Imps
With the hour approaching Adebayo-Smith doubled the Imps lead but this was short lived, just 5 minutes later, Ward pulled one back for the home side. Minutes later Turner for the Shrews was through on goal but Burns challenged him unfairly and was shown a red card for his troubles.
Despite being down to ten men for the last 20 minutes or so the Imps held on to secure the three points.
FT: Shrews 1 - 2 Imps
Imps: White, West (c), Hart, Idehen, Flitton, Watkins, Akinola, Woodcock, Sartorius, Liversedge, Adebayo-Smith
Substitutes: Cox, Burns, Gee