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Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Chesterfield

Goals from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Sam Morsy saw Chesterfield defeat newly-promoted Shrewsbury to claim a first away victory of the season.

Ebanks-Blake, Dan Gardner and Lee Novak all wasted good chances as the visitors dominated the first half.

But the Spireites went ahead soon after the restart, as striker Ebanks-Blake curled home from the edge of the box.

Morsy coolly fired home a second from 15 yards, meaning Mat Sadler's 25-yard strike for Shrewsbury came too late.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire: "I never saw that result coming, but I have to take my share of the responsibility because I pick the team and the performance wasn't good enough.

"I will look at my decision making and I wonder if I should have shaken it up and made some changes, but it was difficult to do that after some of the performances we have had.

"We looked devoid of ideas at times and we lacked the intensity that we have had in recent games. We couldn't get that spark to get us going.

"The positive at half-time was that we were still in the game, but we didn't get going again [in the second half] and they got that early goal that gave them control of the game."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Grandison
  • 15Ellis
  • 3SadlerBooked at 90mins
  • 7LawrenceSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 52'minutes
  • 4Woods
  • 17Ogogo
  • 8WoodsSubstituted forBrownat 51'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 9Collins
  • 23BarnettSubstituted forMcAlindenat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Whalley
  • 12Brown
  • 19McAlinden
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 4Hird
  • 7GardnerSubstituted forGnanduilletat 84'minutes
  • 6Evatt
  • 3JonesBooked at 26mins
  • 25Talbot
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Martínez
  • 10O'Shea
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forAriyibiat 68'minutes
  • 11Novak

Substitutes

  • 15Humphreys
  • 16Raglan
  • 17Gnanduillet
  • 18Harrison
  • 24Banks
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 32Cairns
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,935

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Chesterfield 2.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Ángel (Chesterfield).

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Chesterfield 2. Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Lee Novak (Chesterfield).

Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Dan Gardner.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Attempt missed. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Hand ball by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gboly Ariyibi replaces Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Chesterfield 2. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Novak.

Booking

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry33009279
2Gillingham32107257
3Walsall32105237
4Rochdale32015236
5Chesterfield32015416
6Burton32014316
7Barnsley32015506
8Sheff Utd32015506
9Swindon31208535
10Oldham31202115
11Fleetwood31115504
12Scunthorpe21013213
13Port Vale30303303
14Peterborough310236-33
15Millwall310248-43
16Doncaster20201102
17Bury302167-12
18Colchester302134-12
19Shrewsbury301235-21
20Southend201113-21
21Wigan201102-21
22Blackpool301236-31
23Crewe301225-31
24Bradford301237-41
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