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Shrewsbury Town 2-4 Peterborough United

Jon Taylor consoled after relegation

Shrewsbury's two-year spell in League One ended after losing to Peterborough United, who secured a play-off place.

Jon Taylor headed Shrewsbury in front but Conor Washington levelled soon after with a shot from inside the box.

Washington fired past Town keeper Chris Weale to make it 2-1 before Lloyd Isgrove added a third from close range.

Tom Bradshaw's strike reduced the deficit but, after Britt Assombalonga missed a penalty for Posh, Josh McQuoid nudged in a fourth.

Shrewsbury needed a win to stand any chance of staying up and looked to have a glimmer of hope with Taylor's early goal.

But Posh rallied to go into the play-offs, as they look to make an instant return to the Championship.

Shrewsbury Town manager Michael Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Obviously I am devastated. I knew it was going to be a tall order. We showed a lot of spirit and fight. We have been unbelievable with determination and desire when defending.

"A few players have come out with a bit of credit and this club has the opportunity now to start building for the future.

"We can't let what has happened this season happen again - we have to build, big time. We have a lot of loan players and we lack the quality to compete at this level.

"With the right guidance some of our players will compete at this level again - but we have to be inspired to bring in players with pace, power and a lot more quality."

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I thought it was obviously a really poor start, but from that moment on I thought we were outstanding.

Darren Ferguson

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Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson on Shrewsbury win

"The two goals we lost were really poor and that's the Achilles heel.

"We've got to have more desire to stop balls going into the box, I mean I've just said to the players it's not rocket science, if you keep clean sheets you win.

"We were in complete control, some of the football was outstanding, we were creating chances and on another day, it really could have been a large score."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 22Woods
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4SummerfieldSubstituted forHallat 67'minutes
  • 6Winfield
  • 18Goldson
  • 11Taylor
  • 15WildigBooked at 45mins
  • 7MillerSubstituted forGrandisonat 45'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 17ParrySubstituted forEavesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Grandison
  • 5Iorfa
  • 24Eaves
  • 25Anyon
  • 26Atajic
  • 27Mills
  • 29Hall

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 5Baldwin
  • 6BostwickBooked at 54mins
  • 21AjoseSubstituted forMcCannat 90'minutes
  • 14Rowe
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forMcQuoidat 75'minutes
  • 37IsgroveSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 36McQuoid
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
5,619

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Peterborough United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Peterborough United 4.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Peterborough United 4. Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Nicky Ajose.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Little.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Josh McQuoid replaces Conor Washington.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

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

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Asa Hall replaces Luke Summerfield.

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Weale.

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Weale.

Penalty saved! Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty Peterborough United. Conor Washington draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

Conor Washington (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Brentford45271082791
3Preston45231662785
4Leyton Orient452411103883
5Rotherham45231482783
6Peterborough45234181473
7Swindon4519917566
8Sheff Utd44171215163
9MK Dons4517919060
10Port Vale4518621-1460
11Walsall45141615158
12Bristol City45131814357
13Bradford45131715256
14Crawley44141317-655
15Oldham44141218-954
16Gillingham4515723-1952
17Coventry45161316-251
18Colchester45121419-950
19Notts County4515426-1349
20Crewe45121221-2748
21Tranmere45121122-2647
22Carlisle44111122-3044
23Stevenage4511925-2442
24Shrewsbury4591422-2141
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