In 1926, we finished 21st in Division 3 South and had to re-elect, which is one plus for this season, although there haven’t been many. Nathan Jones has a lot of bloody work to do

Shrewsbury had slightly more to play for than the Addicks at kick off, but the way they started compared to us, you’d have been forgiven to think that they were chasing a promotion place.

Chance after chance they missed with our defence as per doing their best to concede. Harry Isted playing comedy villain, and not for the no. 1 shirt. A new ‘keeper has to be top of the list.

Udon eventually gave Shrews the lead following more dire defending, and we were down at the break.

2nd half was immediately better when Dobbo scored in front of the Covered End after being put in by Connor Wickham. Dobbo scored the opening goal of the season at The Valley as well so bookended it nicely.

Celebrations were long, but tinged with sadness. The mis-management of the George Dobson situation really needs to be explained and I suspect we will be talking about this long into the summer.

Anderson had a good chance to win it with a free header but despite Aneke and Kanu joint the fray the game petered out to another draw.

Interestingly Jones began with a flat back four and a diamond shaped midfield, but quickly changed it after our feeble start. There also wasn’t one loan player in the squad. More fine work by Andy Scott.

Oh to be a fly on the wall in some of these Scott and Jones recruitment meetings this summer.

MoW: Dobbo. Thanks for the memories.

Elsewhere:At the top Derby now need just a point next at week at home to bottom placed Carlisle after they won at Cambridge. Bolton relegated Port Vale beating them 2-0. Fleetwood are also down, despite winning at Leyton Orient. Burton had a huge 3-2 win at home to Reading leaving Cheltenham needing a win in midweek at home to Peterborough to give themselves any chance of avoiding the drop.

Photo: Paul Edwards


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