SHREWS COULD THRIVE IN LEAGUE ONE
SHREWSBURY Town celebrated in style after securing automatic promotion at the first attempt at Cheltenham Town, who wave goodbye to the Football League after 16 years.
There was not much to choose between the teams on the day, with the pitch awful and Cheltenham well drilled under Gary Johnson, who was taking charge of only his sixth game.
He has been unable to save the Robins, who won promotion from the Conference under Steve Cotterill in 1999.
They will return to the non-League ranks, while Shrewsbury can look forward to League One next term, with potential trips to places like Wigan Athletic.
They are thoroughly deserving their promotion and Mickey Mellon has assembled a team who should be able to survive at the higher level and maybe even thrive.
Cheltenham meanwhile will look to appoint a new boss quickly as they attempt to plot a route back into the top 92 of the football pyramid.