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Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Barnsley

Shrewsbury Town slipped into the League One relegation zone after a comprehensive home defeat by Barnsley.

Sam Winnall put the visitors ahead when he raced onto a long clearance and fired powerfully past Mark Halstead.

Former Shrewsbury loan striker Winnall scored his 12th goal of the season when he ran on to fire in from 20 yards.

Andy Mangan's penalty was kept out by Barnsley keeper Adam Davies before Alfie Mawson scored after his initial header from a corner was blocked.

Winnall failed to score in four appearances when he was loaned to Shrewsbury from his first club Wolves in September 2012.

But he has now scored five goals in improving Barnsley's run of three successive League One victories. That has seen Lee Johnson's side climb to 17th, four points clear of 21st-placed Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Shropshire:

"Everything we did at Cardiff last week we didn't do. We didn't keep the ball, we weren't aggressive enough and we gave it away far too cheaply.

"It's disappointing to concede when playing with three centre-backs. We have to get the basics right. There is disappointment with the fans and they wanted to see a good performance.

"We missed a penalty when it could have given us a lift - and we never got going. You have to keep working hard."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 21Halstead
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 4WhitbreadBooked at 59mins
  • 13Gerrard
  • 15Grimmer
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forWallaceat 45'minutes
  • 29Cole
  • 6BlackBooked at 44minsSubstituted forWellensat 45'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 12BrownBooked at 51mins
  • 19Mangan
  • 16VernonSubstituted forVassellat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5Grandison
  • 7Vassell
  • 8Wellens
  • 10Whalley
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 38Wallace

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2BreeSubstituted forRobertsat 90+1'minutes
  • 6LongBooked at 66mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 35White
  • 34IsgroveSubstituted forFletcherat 73'minutes
  • 8Hourihane
  • 11Brownhill
  • 20Hammill
  • 9Winnall
  • 15WatkinsBooked at 25minsSubstituted forR Williamsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 10R Williams
  • 13Townsend
  • 17Abbott
  • 18Fletcher
  • 22Williams
  • 30White
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
5,446

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Barnsley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Barnsley 3.

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

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Marc Roberts replaces James Bree.

Hand ball by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Barnsley).

Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Williams replaces Marley Watkins.

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ashley Fletcher replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Barnsley 3. Alfie Mawson (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Booking

Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aidan White (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt missed. Marley Watkins (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Kevin Long (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Long (Barnsley).

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

Booking

Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town).

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton25173534191554
2Walsall26157444251952
3Gillingham27156653341951
4Coventry27139547272048
5Wigan27139544281648
6Peterborough26125952381441
7Sheff Utd2611784438640
8Southend2610883334-138
9Millwall25114103835337
10Bradford2410772526-137
11Port Vale2510692927236
12Doncaster269893335-235
13Rochdale259793430434
14Swindon26104124144-334
15Bury2596103540-533
16Scunthorpe2695122836-832
17Barnsley2593133741-430
18Chesterfield2793153746-930
19Blackpool2684142634-828
20Fleetwood2475123234-226
21Shrewsbury2675143145-1426
22Oldham25312102639-1321
23Colchester2656153561-2621
24Crewe2555152648-2220
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