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Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Bury

Shrewsbury eased their relegation fears with a vital League One victory over fellow strugglers Bury.

Goals from Tyler Roberts and Freddie Ladapo, two strikers on loan from Premier League clubs, gave Shrewsbury breathing space before Jacob Mellis pulled a late goal back for Bury.

The visitors started brightly and James Vaughan's early header was comfortably saved by goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler before a half-volley from Vaughan, Bury's top scorer, drifted wide.

Reece Brown then lifted a shot just over for the Shakers before Shrewsbury started to carve out opportunities.

Junior Brown exchanged passes with Alex Rodman and fired over from 20 yards before two chances fell the way of lively winger Shaun Whalley in quick succession.

Whalley cut into the box from the right and Bury goalkeeper Rob Lainton did well to dive low to his right to save a well-struck shot.

Whalley then unleashed a volley from the edge of the penalty area which was straight at Lainton.

Shrewsbury took the lead in the 47th minute when Roberts, on loan from West Brom, was picked out by a cross from Brown and the striker rifled home a powerful low shot from 15 yards.

Ladapo then fired wide of the near post and Toto Nsiala's header was nodded off the line by Vaughan before the hosts doubled their advantage in the 77th minute.

A shot from Roberts was blocked and substitute Ladapo, on loan from Crystal Palace, pounced to turn in the loose ball from close range.

Bury cut the arrears in the 87th minute, substitute Mellis slotting in after Leutwiler was unable to claim a cross, but Shrewsbury were not to be denied as they extended their unbeaten run to five games.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Riley
  • 3Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 7Whalley
  • 8Ogogo
  • 18DeeganBooked at 24mins
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forHumphrysat 65'minutes
  • 27RobertsSubstituted forMorrisat 83'minutes
  • 45PayneSubstituted forLadapoat 12'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Humphrys
  • 10Dodds
  • 16Morris
  • 17Yates
  • 19Ladapo
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd

Bury

  • 13Lainton
  • 28Moore
  • 5Burgess
  • 6KayBooked at 82mins
  • 3Leigh
  • 38PennantBooked at 22minsSubstituted forMillerat 66'minutes
  • 4EtuhuSubstituted forMellisat 71'minutes
  • 33Brown
  • 24HopeSubstituted forMackrethat 58'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 18Mellis
  • 20Burgess
  • 25Barnett
  • 29Miller
  • 37Mackreth
  • 41Murphy
  • 43Deslandes
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
5,368

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Bury 1.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Bury 1. Jacob Mellis (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Reece Brown (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bryn Morris replaces Tyler Roberts.

Booking

Antony Kay (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

Attempt missed. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Bury 0. Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town).

Taylor Moore (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jacob Mellis replaces Kelvin Etuhu.

Attempt blocked. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

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

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. George Miller replaces Jermaine Pennant.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stephen Humphrys replaces Alex Rodman.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

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

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Bury).

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

Foul by Reece Brown (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jack Mackreth replaces Hallam Hope.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Pennant (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Tom Pope (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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1Sheff Utd30186657342360
2Scunthorpe29177557312658
3Bolton28156737221551
4Fleetwood30149744311351
5Bradford301214438261250
6Southend29121074336746
7Rochdale28144104136546
8Peterborough2912894337644
9Millwall2912894440444
10Bristol Rovers30127114850-243
11Walsall30101283839-142
12Charlton2891363628840
13Oxford Utd27107103430437
14Wimbledon2891093837137
15MK Dons2898113938135
16Northampton3096154350-733
17Gillingham2989123746-933
18Shrewsbury3088143042-1232
19Port Vale2888123145-1432
20Swindon2978142742-1529
21Oldham29610131730-1328
22Bury3076174760-1327
23Chesterfield2975172846-1826
24Coventry2949162344-2121
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