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Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Mansfield Town

Booby Grant
Bobby Grant's first goal of the season set Shrewsbury on their way to victory

Shrewsbury secured an eighth home win in nine games to see off 10-man Mansfield and go second in League Two.

Bobby Grant went close for the Shrews before the Stags' Jamie McGuire was sent off after picking up two bookings.

Shrewsbury's James Collins fired wide from 10 yards, while Mansfield's Daniel Carr was denied by Jayson Leutwiler.

Grant's powerful effort from just inside the box put the hosts ahead and Collins then smashed home from close range to seal victory.

Micky Mellon's side have now won their last six League Two matches while struggling Mansfield are now without a win in eight attempts.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"First half we knew it was going to be difficult to break down a well organised Mansfield side. Eventually we knew our athleticism would prove to be the difference.

"We had to keep patient, but sometimes you can be too patient. When we pass it we have to create chances and score goals. We upped the tempo and knew we would score goals.

"Bobby Grant is a terrific talent and we are delighted to see his shot hit the back of the net - that really helped open up the game. He hit it hard, and I am delighted for him.

"We have been consistently putting in performances all season, maybe not always getting results. But we have done nothing yet. We have to keep making ourselves strong and making the performance level high."

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Cox on Shrewsbury v Mansfield

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We knew this would be a tough game, I am disappointed with the sending off. I don't think Jamie was the aggressor.

"We have come up against a very good side who are flying high in the table. The sending off killed our game plan.

"The problem was when we went down to ten men the quality of the balls up field wasn't good enough."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 6Goldson
  • 2Grandison
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 25Grimmer
  • 24GrantBooked at 56minsSubstituted forClarkat 79'minutes
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 11LawrenceBooked at 28mins
  • 3Demetriou
  • 26Akpa-AkproSubstituted forVernonat 83'minutes
  • 9Collins

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 15Wildig
  • 16Griffith
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 3Riley
  • 26Waterfall
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 15FreemanBooked at 40mins
  • 21Murray
  • 12McGuireBooked at 31mins
  • 28ClementsBooked at 45mins
  • 18Beevers
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 40'minutes
  • 24CarrSubstituted forBinghamat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 11Bingham
  • 14Palmer
  • 17Lambe
  • 19Marsden
  • 25Oliver
  • 29Sendles-White
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,001

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away2
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt saved. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ollie Palmer.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sascha Studer.

Attempt saved. James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Scott Vernon replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jordan Clark replaces Bobby Grant.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Mansfield Town 0. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Grant with a cross following a corner.

Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Rakish Bingham replaces Daniel Carr.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Mansfield Town 0. Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Grimmer.

Booking

Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sascha Studer.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1710432011934
2Shrewsbury17103427121533
3Wycombe1695223121132
4Plymouth179352191230
5Bury179352618830
6Burton169252120129
7Southend178451714328
8Morecambe178271917226
9Cambridge177372821724
10Newport166642016424
11Stevenage177372625124
12Exeter166551919023
13Portsmouth176561819-123
14Wimbledon176562325-223
15Accrington177282428-423
16Cheltenham176471623-722
17Northampton176382625121
18Oxford Utd175481923-419
19Mansfield175481421-719
20Carlisle175392130-918
21York172961421-715
22Dag & Red1743101928-915
23Tranmere172691523-812
24Hartlepool1733111228-1612
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