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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

Shaun Whalley scored a freak second-half winner straight from a corner to stretch Shrewsbury's unbeaten League One run to five games at Doncaster.

Rovers were by far the better side in the first half but could not make their pressure count as they failed to score for the third time in four games.

They were made to pay on 63 minutes when Town wide man Whalley's inswinging corner flew in at the near post.

His second goal in successive games leaves Rovers without a win in 10.

Visiting keeper Jayson Leutwiler was Shrewsbury's star man with a string of saves, capped by a magnificent effort to tip away Cameron Stewart's injury-time free-kick. And, when he was beaten, Andy Butler had a header cleared off the line by Ian Black.

Shrewsbury Town boss Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's a massive victory. The questions the lads have been asked were answered with three points.

"It's a vitally important goal. This is what you get at this time of the season and it's always good to get clean sheets.

"I am delighted with our performance. We needed the energy and enthusiasm of the whole squad to get a result. We had desire and commitment."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 2Lund
  • 38Alcock
  • 6Butler
  • 20Taylor-SinclairSubstituted forEvinaat 76'minutes
  • 10Gooch
  • 4McCullough
  • 22Grant
  • 37CalderSubstituted forStewartat 84'minutes
  • 21MandevilleSubstituted forWilliamsat 61'minutes
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 11Williams
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 18Keegan
  • 27Stewart
  • 29Middleton
  • 40Jones

Shrewsbury

  • 1LeutwilerBooked at 90mins
  • 15Grimmer
  • 4WhitbreadSubstituted forSmithat 27'minutes
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 19mins
  • 12BrownBooked at 57mins
  • 22Clark
  • 17Ogogo
  • 6BlackSubstituted forWellensat 75'minutes
  • 19ManganSubstituted forKaikaiat 64'minutes
  • 10Whalley
  • 7Vassell

Substitutes

  • 8Wellens
  • 11Kaikai
  • 16Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 29Cole
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
5,878

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Booking

Jayson Leutwiler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Richard Wellens.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Cameron Stewart (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Cameron Stewart (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cameron Stewart replaces Riccardo Calder.

Foul by Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers).

Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Riccardo Calder (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Cedric Evina replaces Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Richard Wellens replaces Ian Black.

Riccardo Calder (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt saved. Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sullay Kaikai replaces Andy Mangan.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Shrewsbury Town 1. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Liam Mandeville.

Lynden Gooch (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

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

Lynden Gooch (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Doncaster Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton34215844281668
2Wigan351713556312564
3Gillingham351781060431759
4Walsall341611750361459
5Millwall351771155411458
6Barnsley351741457461155
7Coventry3414101056381852
8Bradford341410103936352
9Port Vale361410124139252
10Southend35149124644251
11Sheff Utd351310124947249
12Swindon34146145351248
13Rochdale35139134546-148
14Bury35139134555-1048
15Scunthorpe34138133840-247
16Peterborough35136165856245
17Chesterfield35125184654-841
18Fleetwood341010144243-140
19Shrewsbury34117164051-1140
20Doncaster34910153645-937
21Blackpool3598183346-1335
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe35612173760-2330
24Colchester3569204281-3927
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