Feb 8 2014 by Nick Hilton, Sat WIR
Tranmere Rovers Youth 1 Shrewsbury Town Youth 2: Tranmere looked out of sorts on their return to Youth Alliance League action after a long break.
Coach Shaun Garnett admitted his team were “not at the races” as they went two goals down in the first half to visitors Shrewsbury at Ingleborough Road. They pulled a goal back late on through Sam Ilesanmi, a 16-year-old scholar.
Garnett said: “We had a chance to equalise late on and did not take it. But it would have been an injustice if we had taken a point.
“Sometimes it is better to learn the lessons of a defeat.
“As a performance it was out of character with the way we were playing in the first half of the season. The boys did not show enough of the qualities it takes to be a professional footballer.”
Tranmere are due to travel to Oldham Athletic for and Alliance fixture today (11am).