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Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Oldham Athletic

Danny Philliskirk extended Oldham's winning run to four games by completing an impressive fightback at Shrewsbury.

On-loan Reading striker Gozie Ugwu pounced on poor defending to fire Town ahead - his first goal for the club.

Tamika Mkandawire denied Korey Smith an equaliser with a goal-line clearance, before Charlie MacDonald ran onto a neat ball from Anton Rodgers to level.

Philliskirk put Oldham ahead, before keeper Mark Oxley ensured victory by denying Tom Bradshaw late on.

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Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"To be fair, it's as well as we've played for a while. We passed the ball well and got into good areas.

"But the equaliser just before half-time was criminal - to be opened up at the back like that with one ball through the middle.

"We started so brightly with Gozie Ugwu's first goal for the club, and one or two situations we should have done better with.

"It was a frustrating night, to be leading 1-0 and looking comfortable - and to end up with nothing."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Oldham boss Johnson

"We just didn't get going and I was really upset with the first-half performance. We were off it but it was good character from the boys.

"I'm pleased because we've won ugly and that's an art.

"We've always got threats all over the pitch and we have got finishers, but we just needed to be a bit tidier around the pitch."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 18Goldson
  • 3JacobsonSubstituted forMcAllisterat 26'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 4SummerfieldBooked at 64mins
  • 5Jones
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 17Parry
  • 10Wroe
  • 20McAlindenSubstituted forBradshawat 81'minutes
  • 7Ugwu
  • 23Reach

Substitutes

  • 6Winfield
  • 8McAllister
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 12McQuade
  • 14Marsden
  • 25Anyon

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 12Mellor
  • 8Smith
  • 3Grounds
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 20PetrassoSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 34'minutes
  • 17RodgersSubstituted forWesolowskiat 60'minutes
  • 10MacDonald
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 19DaytonSubstituted forSchmeltzat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wesolowski
  • 7Schmeltz
  • 9Rooney
  • 14Clarke-Harris
  • 15Winchester
  • 22Belezika
  • 29Rachubka
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
4,563

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town).

Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

(Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Darren Jones.

Attempt blocked. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Darren Jones (Shrewsbury Town).

Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Liam McAlinden.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Oldham Athletic 2. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sidney Schmeltz (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Sidney Schmeltz replaces James Dayton because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town).

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Wesolowski replaces Anton Rodgers.

goal

As It Stood

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2Leyton Orient18133241162542
3Preston1897227171034
4Brentford1810442819934
5Peterborough1810262718932
6Bradford1877431201128
7Rotherham187742722528
8Swindon188373224827
9Walsall187652016427
10Port Vale188282628-226
11MK Dons176472726122
12Crawley185761923-422
13Coventry189453833521
14Oldham176382224-221
15Colchester184952024-421
16Gillingham186392328-521
17Carlisle185671829-1121
18Shrewsbury184771821-319
19Stevenage1852111829-1117
20Tranmere184592133-1217
21Sheff Utd1844101626-1016
22Bristol City182972631-515
23Crewe1834111440-2613
24Notts County1832131832-1411
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