Shrewsbury 1-0 Yeovil: Carlton Morris fires Shrews to Wembley
Last Updated: 06/03/18 11:21pm
Shrewsbury striker Carlton Morris scored the winner as his side booked their place in the EFL Trophy final with a 1-0 win over Yeovil on Tuesday night.
The Norwich loanee, 22, headed home Shaun Whalley's cross after 63 minutes in a confident performance from Paul Hurst's men, who sit second in Sky Bet League One with two games in hand over leaders Blackburn.
Jon Nolan went close to opening the scoring for the hosts from a counter attack inside the first two minutes when he fired a shot over the bar, before Morris was denied thanks to a strong last-ditch challenge from Omar Sowunmi.
The Shrews continued to pump balls into the box throughout the first half, but though Ben Godfrey had a further chance to open the scoring from close range, the two sides went into the dressing rooms level at the break.
Morris made the intense pressure count when he broke the deadlock from Whalley's cross with 27 minutes remaining, but the Glovers were not prepared to sit back and accept the defeat, particularly having knocked out five higher-division clubs from cup competitions this season.
And they were almost rewarded when Otis Khan was presented with a golden chance to take the tie to extra-time in stoppage time, but Shrewsbury stopper Dean Henderson saved his effort with a superb left-handed stop.
The club will face Lincoln in the final in their first appearance at Wembley since 2009, with the showpiece scheduled for 8 April.