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Blackpool 2-3 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury scored three first-half goals to beat Blackpool and end a run of three league games without a win.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival opened the scoring with a brilliant overhead kick and it was 2-0 when Shaun Whalley took advantage of poor defending to score.

Andy Mangan blasted in a loose ball for a third goal after 29 minutes.

However, Tom Aldred drove in from 15 yards before Danny Philliskirk fired into the bottom corner, but goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler ensured it stayed 3-2.

Leutwiler tipped Brad Potts' shot onto the bar to keep the points and move Shrewsbury up to 19th, level on points with Blackpool in 18th.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Shropshire:

"It's a great result and terrific performance and we have to be very pleased with the victory today.

"When we lost that second goal from a set-play it did give Blackpool a sense of belief - but we have a number of different qualities to win football matches and that was proven today."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 26Lyness
  • 16Boyce
  • 25AimsonBooked at 53mins
  • 15Aldred
  • 3Ferguson
  • 17Philliskirk
  • 19Norris
  • 8Potts
  • 28YeatesSubstituted forMcAlisterat 32'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forIkpeazuat 71'minutes
  • 10RedshawSubstituted forPatersonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 4McAlister
  • 5Robertson
  • 13Boney
  • 14Herron
  • 20Paterson
  • 29Ikpeazu

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5Grandison
  • 4Whitbread
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 15GrimmerSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 10WhalleySubstituted forWellensat 63'minutes
  • 17Ogogo
  • 6Black
  • 12Brown
  • 19ManganSubstituted forVassellat 84'minutes
  • 26Akpa-AkproBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Vassell
  • 8Wellens
  • 16Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 31Smith
  • 88Grandin
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
6,873

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool).

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

Attempt missed. David Ferguson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Hand ball by Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

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

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

David Norris (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Kyle Vassell replaces Andy Mangan.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Martin Paterson replaces Jack Redshaw.

Foul by David Norris (Blackpool).

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

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Mark Cullen.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Danny Philliskirk.

Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Brad Potts (Blackpool).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton30203741241763
2Gillingham31177757372058
3Walsall30169548311757
4Wigan311511550292156
5Coventry311410755332252
6Millwall301551048381050
7Southend3013894136547
8Sheff Utd3012994641545
9Port Vale32129113536-145
10Peterborough30135125445944
11Bradford2912893332144
12Barnsley30133144944542
13Scunthorpe29125123437-341
14Swindon31116144648-239
15Rochdale29107123740-337
16Bury29107123649-1337
17Doncaster3099123540-536
18Blackpool3096153038-833
19Shrewsbury3196163751-1433
20Fleetwood2979133437-330
21Chesterfield3093183850-1230
22Crewe3069153151-2027
23Oldham28413112740-1325
24Colchester3057183772-3522
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