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Wolves Hit Back from Two Down


21:35 31st July 2012

New signing grabs equaliser.

Shrewsbury Town 2 (Gornall 19, Berra-og 41)
Wolves 2 (Ebanks-Blake 51, Doumbia 75)

Two down at the break, Wolves fought back to share the spoils with Shrewsbury in an entertaining friendly encounter at Greenhous Meadow with new signing Tongo Doumbia grabbing the equaliser 15 minutes from the end. 

The first chance fell to Town’s Luke Summerfield whose rising drive from 20 yards was athletically turned over the bar by Dorus de Vries. The Dutch keeper then had to cut out a low cross from Marvin Morgan.
Shrewsbury were enjoying the majority of the attacking play and they moved ahead after 19 minutes when Jermaine Grandison’s driven centre led to a scramble at the near post before Terry Gornell forced the ball home from close range.
Michael Hector fired high over the bar with a long distance effort, and Gornell’s ambitious angled volley flew over after Paul Parry’s deep cross from the left.
Gornell headed wide after another Grandison centre before Wolves won a corner that was taken by Nenad Milijaš and headed on by Dave Edwards over a crowded six-yard box before being cleared.
Four minutes before the break, Town went two up as Morgan’s shot from the edge of the area took a hefty deflection off Christophe Berra and left De Vries without a hope of saving.  
New signing Bjorn Sigurdarson had a relatively quiet introduction to English football following his recent injury.
Half-Time: Town 2 Wolves 0

As he did at Walsall, Ståle Solbakken changed his entire team for the start of the second-half which was just six minutes old when Sylvan Ebanks-Blake pulled a goal back with a shot from just outside the box that took a deflection on its way past Shrews keeper Chris Weale.
Two minutes later Anthony Forde almost equalised with a searing shot that was inches wide of the far post.
Richard Stearman twice came to the rescue in the 62nd minute when Mark Wright beat the offside trap and raced into the Wolves box. As he lined up his shot, Stearman got back to divert the ball for a corner.
From Parry’s corner Morgan’s header looked destined for the net until Stearman headed clear off the line.
In the 73rd minute, new boy Doumbia, who was impressing in midfield, levelled matters when he won the ball on the edge of the Town box and beat two challenges before hammering the ball past Weale.
Kevin Doyle almost won it for Wanderers with a diving header that went just the wrong side of the post after Forde had crossed from the right.

Town: Weale, Grandison (Hazell 86), Purdie, Summerfield, Jones (Goldson 71), Hector, Wildig (Wright 57), Richards (Hall 57), Gornell (Doble 77), Morgan (Bradshaw 83), Parry (Taylor 77).
Unused subs: Woods, Turner, Anyon.
Wolves (first-half): De Vries, Foley, Doherty, Jonsson, Batth, Berra (capt)l, Edwards, Milijaš, Sigurdason, Nouble, Hunt.
Wolves (second-half): McCarey, Zubar, Ward, Davis, Stearman, Johnson, Henry, Doumbia, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake, Forde.
Unused sub: Hammill.

Referee: R. Lewis.
Attendance: 4,105 (1,381 away supporters).

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