Shrewsbury School

Football: Max Pragnell (G UVI) smashes the 1st XI goal scoring record

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Max PragnellIt was during the 1st XI's match against Repton on 23rd February that Max scored his 84th goal for Shrewsbury School's 1st XI, thus taking him beyond Roy Chaterjee's record* of 83 goals that was set in 2011. 

Max has since gone on to score a total of 91 1st XI goals – a remarkable record that is going to take some beating. Over the three years that Max has been in our 1st XI, he has had 80 starts, and was substitute in 8 matches.

Max has also been playing in the Shropshire U18 team this season, and his contribution to the county's success in the ESFA Inter County Trophy has been described as 'impressive'.  In the tough quarter-final match against Kent earlier in March (after a 6-hour journey for the Shropshire team) Max scored 2 of the county's 3 goals, taking Shropshire through to the semi-finals on a 3-2 win.

Unfortunately, Shropshire went out of the ESFA Inter County Trophy after losing the semi-final against Cleveland, which was played at Shrewsbury School on Monday 11th March - a bitterly cold day.

Max has been awarded a soccer scholarship to the prestigious Davidson College in North Carolina, where he will be studying for the next four years.  Although he has chosen to make Football his major sport here, Max is an outstanding all-round sportsman with a tremendous future ahead of him.

* Roy Chaterjee retains the record of the highest average number of goals per 1st XI match.  Roy joined Shrewsbury's Sixth Form in 2009; his 83 goals were scored in the 60 1st XI matches that he played, over just two seasons - he was substitute in one match.

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