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Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Millwall

Steve Morison
Steve Morison equalised for Millwall, before being fouled for the winning penalty

Relegated Millwall's quick fightback earned victory at promoted Shrewsbury.

The Lions were the better team early on before Shrewsbury took the lead when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro crossed for James Collins to fire in at the far post.

But Millwall levelled in five minutes as Fred Onyedinma found Steve Morison, who tapped in at the back post.

Moments later Morison was fouled in the area by Mat Sadler, and Lee Gregory made no mistake from the penalty spot to secure victory.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was a very hard game. We said at half-time, it was who was going to get the basics right in the second half, but the disappointing thing was, after going in front, Millwall reacted better than we did.

"What we'll learn is that little bit of detail you need to play at a higher level, but we are a learning club.

"We'll go over this in the next 24 hours and we'll look at things we need to learn quickly."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2TootleBooked at 73mins
  • 5Grandison
  • 6Goldson
  • 3Sadler
  • 23Barnett
  • 4WoodsBooked at 70mins
  • 8WoodsSubstituted forBrownat 68'minutes
  • 26Akpa-AkproBooked at 72minsSubstituted forWhalleyat 75'minutes
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 79'minutes
  • 17OgogoBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 12Brown
  • 15Ellis
  • 16Vernon
  • 19McAlinden
  • 25Burton

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2Cummings
  • 17Webster
  • 5Craig
  • 16Beevers
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 65mins
  • 8Upson
  • 11MartinSubstituted forFergusonat 74'minutes
  • 20Morison
  • 9GregorySubstituted forMarquisat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cowan-Hall
  • 13Archer
  • 14Marquis
  • 15Nelson
  • 18Ferguson
  • 23Powell
  • 28Philpot
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,671

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Millwall 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Millwall 2.

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

John Marquis (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

John Marquis (Millwall).

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jermaine Grandison.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

John Marquis (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. John Marquis replaces Lee Gregory.

Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Shaun Cummings.

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

Tony Craig (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam McAlinden replaces James Collins.

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Attempt missed. Shane Ferguson (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Lee Martin.

Booking

Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town).

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham11004043
2Swindon11004133
3Chesterfield11003123
4Coventry11002023
5Rochdale11002023
6Burton11002113
7Millwall11002113
8Blackpool10102201
9Colchester10102201
10Bury10101101
11Doncaster10101101
12Fleetwood10101101
13Oldham10101101
14Southend10101101
15Walsall10101101
16Crewe10100001
17Port Vale10100001
18Scunthorpe100112-10
19Shrewsbury100112-10
20Barnsley100113-20
21Peterborough100102-20
22Wigan100102-20
23Bradford100114-30
24Sheff Utd100104-40
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