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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Swindon Town

Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose previously appeared for Crewe and Leeds before joining Swindon Town in September

Swindon Town registered their fourth consecutive victory as they collected all three points at Shrewsbury.

Anton Rodgers sent a free-kick over the bar and Ben Gladwin was denied three times from distance by Mark Halstead.

Nicky Ajose finally opened the scoring for Swindon as he turned in Rodgers' cross for his 10th goal of the season.

Junior Brown and Scott Vernon went close to equalisers for the home side, but defeat meant that Shrewsbury slipped to 20th position in League One.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We didn't quite get going, we showed a bit more belief in the second half but we just didn't get onto the end of anything that was coming into the box.

"We deserved to get a draw in the second half. Most of the game was played inside the Swindon half but we failed to have that bit of luck and good fortune to get in front of the goalkeeper.

"I'm disappointed to concede - you have to pick bodies up, and two of them have come in at the back post unmarked and they have put the ball in the back of the net."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 21Halstead
  • 31Smith
  • 13Gerrard
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12Brown
  • 6Black
  • 17Ogogo
  • 22ClarkBooked at 8minsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 75'minutes
  • 11KaikaiSubstituted forWhalleyat 79'minutes
  • 16VernonBooked at 45mins
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forBarnettat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Burton
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27Barry
  • 29Branco
  • 34El-Abd
  • 6Turnbull
  • 26RodgersBooked at 86mins
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 53minsSubstituted forTraoreat 58'minutes
  • 4RobertBooked at 67minsSubstituted forBrophyat 75'minutes
  • 17GladwinBooked at 71mins
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forHyltonat 88'minutes
  • 10Ajose

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 7Traore
  • 15Brophy
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 28Iandolo
  • 32Ojamaa
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
5,115

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Swindon Town 1.

Adam El-Abd (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Jonathan Obika.

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

Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Shrewsbury Town).

Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by James Brophy.

Foul by Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town).

Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Sullay Kaikai because of an injury.

Delay in match Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces James Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Jordan Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. James Brophy replaces Fabien Robert.

Booking

Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fabien Robert (Swindon Town).

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Fabien Robert (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fabien Robert (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Anton Rodgers.

Attempt blocked. Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Drissa Traoré replaces Louis Thompson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton22143530191145
2Gillingham22125542281441
3Coventry22117439231640
4Walsall20116335191639
5Wigan22107531201137
6Peterborough22104847341334
7Southend219752923634
8Bradford219752320334
9Sheff Utd229673430433
10Bury229673334-133
11Millwall219483131031
12Port Vale218672724330
13Rochdale228682826230
14Swindon2284103235-328
15Doncaster227782631-528
16Scunthorpe2283112529-427
17Blackpool2274111928-925
18Chesterfield2272132537-1223
19Fleetwood2164112830-222
20Shrewsbury2264122733-622
21Barnsley2263132838-1021
22Oldham2131172333-1020
23Crewe2255122237-1520
24Colchester2255123355-2220
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