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Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Cheltenham Town

Shrewsbury continued their strong home form as they came from behind to beat Cheltenham Town.

After a goalless first half, Byron Harrison converted Eusebio Bancessi's cross to give the visitors the lead.

James Collins levelled for Shrewsbury just two minutes later after good work from James Wesolowski.

Liam Lawrence then set up two goals in 15 minutes, as Andy Mangan and Nathaniel Knight-Percival made sure of the points for the home side.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Yates on Shrewsbury v Cheltenham

"We pressed the self-destruct button and just gave them two goals out of absolutely nothing.

"I think Wednesday night's effort took its toll and we couldn't muster enough to have a go at the end.

"We're good at being tight and being not very generous in gifting goals, but we did the complete opposite. Some of our players who were excellent in the first half weren't quite so good in the second half.

"We missed Steve Elliott but I didn't expect us to give them goals like we did."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 6GoldsonBooked at 58mins
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12Gayle
  • 4Woods
  • 14WesolowskiBooked at 78mins
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forLawrenceat 45'minutes
  • 3Demetriou
  • 9Collins
  • 19ManganSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 11Lawrence
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Grant
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 4TaylorBooked at 77mins
  • 6ElliottSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
  • 15DeamanSubstituted forHaworthat 76'minutes
  • 2VaughanBooked at 60mins
  • 28De VitaSubstituted forMarquisat 70'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Richards
  • 3Braham-BarrettBooked at 55mins
  • 29Bancessi
  • 9Harrison

Substitutes

  • 5Brown
  • 10Gornell
  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 26Marquis
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,817

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jermaine Grandison.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Haworth (Cheltenham Town).

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).

Andy Haworth (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andy Haworth replaces Jack Deaman.

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Andy Mangan.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. John Marquis replaces Raffaele De Vita.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Cheltenham Town 1. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Lawrence with a cross.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

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

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe12741178925
2Burton128131613325
3Bury127232011923
4Luton12633128421
5Southend126241210220
6Plymouth12615138519
7Morecambe126151412219
8Shrewsbury125341510518
9Northampton125342016418
10Wimbledon125342019118
11Cambridge125252315817
12Portsmouth12453119217
13Newport124441513216
14Cheltenham124441011-116
15Mansfield125161216-416
16Accrington125161722-516
17Exeter124351316-315
18Dag & Red124261620-414
19Stevenage124261418-414
20Carlisle123361521-612
21Hartlepool12327718-1111
22York121741117-610
23Oxford Utd122461118-710
24Tranmere122371116-59
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