Paul Hurst’s new Shrewsbury side are riding the crest of a wave | Jeremy Alexander

02 October 2017 09:00
Shropshire’s only league club are the Football League’s only unbeaten side, beating Scunthorpe 2-0 to stay top of League One by four pointsTen years ago, as Shrewsbury moved out of town after 97 years at Gay Meadow, they changed their crest too, losing two of its three loggerheads as well as the inscription “Floreat Salopia”. This season they restored them. Evidently three dunces are better than one. The crest is of a wave and Shrewsbury are flourishing, the Football League’s only unbeaten club and top of League One by four points after beating Scunthorpe United 2-0 at home on Saturday.“It was a big win,” said Paul Hurst, their manager, not because it was their first by more than a goal but because The Iron had conceded only three before and not lost away. Hurst cuts the season into months and, after 10 points out of 12 in August, he said “to take 19 out of 21 is ridiculous”. Last season they did not reach 29 points until the end of January. Related: Football League: Hull thrash woeful Birmingham as Shrewsbury win again Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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