Shrewsbury Town v Wolves: Family split as Daisy, 7, is torn between clubs

By Sue Austin | Wolves | Published:

Daisy Owen is in a quandary over which team she will be supporting when Shrewsbury take on Wolves in the FA Cup on Saturday.

For while the seven-year-old’s father is a lifelong Wolves fan, mother Penny is not only a lifelong town supporter, she is also team mascot Mrs Lenny the Lion.

The family from Copthorne is split down the middle over the game, but diplomatically, Daisy won’t declare an allegiance to either team on the day and hasn’t decided yet in which end she will sit.

Shrews v Wolves dilemma for Daisy

Daisy, a pupil at St George’s school, in Shrewsbury, goes to a few games each season at both the Meadow and Molineux.

She has both kits and favourite players from both sides, Mat Sadler from Shrewsbury and Wolves’ Jonny Castro Otto.

Penny, who works at Harlescott Junior School, has supported Shrewsbury all her life. Her father, Alun, who works at the Priory School, has always been a keen Wolves supporter.

Shrews v Wolves dilemma for Daisy

On Saturday Penny will be carrying out her mascot duties while Alun will be in the away end.

Daisy said: “It’s scary that both teams I support are playing each other. I’m just worried about who wins.”

Police are advising fans to allow plenty of time for their journey for the match, which kicks off at 3pm.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.


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