Torquay 1-0 Shrewsbury

Torquay United moved up to fourth in League Two after Taiwo Atieno's goal saw them beat promotion rivals Shrewsbury Town at Plainmoor.

James Collins went close to giving Shrewsbury an early lead when his header hit the crossbar.

Danny Stevens then had a shot well saved by Shrews keeper Chris Neal and Atieno fired just wide.

But Atieno secured their sixth consecutive win when his looping header found its way over the line.

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Torquay United manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was an open game, an exciting game. A game between two teams that are playing with massive confidence. They have won three games on the trot before today, we have won five on the trot before today and I think that was shown.

"Over the last 15 games we've been the best side in the country. If they aren't taking notice then they're a fool not to. I have won manager of the month, Mark (Ellis) won player of the month.

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"But it isn't about a month of a season, it's about 46 games and at the moment we have played 29 of those. It has been excellent so far but if we don't put the last 17 games together like we have done with the first 29 then we will end up with nothing apart from a few plaudits and a few (individual) trophies at the end of the season.

"We want to get up, or get into the play-offs. That is the achievement."

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We've got to be disappointed by our forward display.

"We had a lot of the ball in the second half without looking convincing - we never really produced a telling cross or a telling pass, and their keeper didn't have a save to make in the last 20 minutes.

"We should've done better defending the corner for the goal - it was a shambles.

"We had plenty of opportunity to clear it, and it was a real messy goal which makes it all doubly disappointing."

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