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Shrewsbury Town 3-4 Peterborough United

Jon Taylor of Peterborough United scores the winning goal
Match-winner Jon Taylor joined Peterborough United from Shrewsbury in June 2014

Shrewsbury Town are safe from the threat of relegation, despite losing a seven-goal thriller to Peterborough.

The home side fought back from 3-0 down with 16 minutes remaining, only for former Shrewsbury midfielder Jon Taylor to then score an injury-time winner.

Taylor had earlier headed Posh in front before Lee Angol added a brace.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro scored one and set up Andy Mangan and Jack Grimmer to make it 3-3, before Taylor won it prior to Ian Black's late sending off.

Town had to play the last five of the 10 minutes' added time with 10 men after Black was shown a second yellow card for a bad foul.

They then had to wait a further half hour before confirmation of the result in the delayed game at Gresty Road, where Doncaster Rovers lost to bottom club Crewe.

Coupled with Blackpool's 4-0 defeat by Wigan Athletic, which sealed the Latics' promotion, that was enough to ensure Shrewsbury's place in the third tier of English football for a second straight season.

Peterborough's win came a week after Graham Westley was sacked as manager, his assistant Grant McCann guiding them to victory in his first game as caretaker boss.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I've never been involved in an experience like that in football. To survive you'd probably say 'job done'. But there are a lot of things going on in my head that I need to work through.

"My job when I first came here when I sat down with the chairman was to get promoted and then keep us up in League One. I've done that. But we have to learn from this.

"We knew it was going to be a tough season, when you lose key players and can't replace them. The important thing is that Shrewsbury learn their lesson and have League One players.

"We looked like we were towing a caravan at times. But that's what pressure can do. It can do strange things to people. It can fuel them on or it can go the other way."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 21Halstead
  • 15Grimmer
  • 4Whitbread
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 3Sadler
  • 6BlackBooked at 90mins
  • 17OgogoSubstituted forWallaceat 56'minutes
  • 10WhalleyBooked at 35mins
  • 29ColeSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 56'minutes
  • 11Kaikai
  • 19ManganBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 8Wellens
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 24Hendry
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith
  • 38Wallace

Peterborough

  • 14Tyler
  • 2Smith
  • 5Zakuani
  • 6BaldwinBooked at 19mins
  • 50Toffolo
  • 33ForresterSubstituted forChettleat 80'minutes
  • 22Da Silva LopesBooked at 90mins
  • 42NabiSubstituted forTaylorat 73'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 24Angol
  • 39CoulthirstBooked at 89minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taylor
  • 10Oztumer
  • 12Almeida Santos
  • 16Beautyman
  • 26Henry
  • 40Chettle
  • 41Williams
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,019

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home14
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Peterborough United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Peterborough United 4.

Foul by Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town).

Aaron Williams (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Foul by James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Peterborough United 4. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Maddison.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town).

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Peterborough United 3. Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro with a cross.

Booking

Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Aaron Williams replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Peterborough United 3. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Callum Chettle replaces Chris Forrester.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

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

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452415681414087
2Burton452591157372084
3Millwall452391371482378
4Walsall4422121063481578
5Bradford4522111253401377
6Barnsley452181666531371
7Scunthorpe4520111458471171
8Gillingham4519121470541669
9Coventry4518121565491666
10Sheff Utd451812156457766
11Rochdale451812156660666
12Port Vale451811165653365
13Peterborough45186217772560
14Southend451611185661-559
15Bury451512185371-1857
16Swindon451511196171-1056
17Oldham451218154456-1254
18Chesterfield45158225868-1053
19Shrewsbury451311215876-1850
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool451210233958-1946
22Doncaster451112224864-1645
23Colchester45913235697-4140
24Crewe45713254681-3534
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