Crystal Palace loanee Freddie Ladapo continued his fine form for Shrewsbury Town yesterday afternoon, scoring their second goal of the afternoon in a 2-1 win at home to Bury.
Regardless of Freddie’s fine recent run, he didn’t actually begin the game in the starting XI, making his way into the action in the 12th minute for fellow striker Stefan Payne, who was forced to leave the game through injury.
Given the precarious nature of both team’s position in the League One table going into the clash, yesterday was an inevitably edgy affair for the most part; although those watching at New Meadow will have felt a huge sense of relief when Tyler Roberts broke the deadlock in the 47th minute.
They were then forced to wait another 30 minutes for the second goal to arrive, coming when it did from the feet of the aforementioned Ladapo. With the hosts edging towards goal, a speculative shot slapped into Freddie’s feet just inside the penalty area, before the frontman controlled the ball and calmly slotted an effort past a despairing Rob Lainton.
The goal was followed by Ladapo’s now trademark dance; a sight that is becoming rather familiar to those who regularly watch Shrewsbury Town. Hopefully his goalscoring run continues apace for some time yet.