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Shrewsbury Town 2-1 AFC Wimbledon

Aristote Nsiala headed a last-minute winner as Shrewsbury boosted their chances of staying in League One by beating AFC Wimbledon.

The central defender powered home a header from Shaun Whalley's corner to seal a fourth successive home win for Paul Hurst's side.

Wimbledon applied much of the early pressure, forcing a number of corners, but chances were initially in short supply at either end.

Tom Elliott was first to threaten with an overhead kick off target for Wimbledon before Shrewsbury striker Freddie Ladapo's low 20 yard shot was comfortably gathered by visiting goalkeeper James Shea.

Wimbledon almost took the lead on the stroke of half time but a powerful 25 yard shot from midfielder Tom Soares cracked against a post.

The visitors struck the woodwork again early in the second half, Elliott denied by the bar from close range, and then home keeper Jayson Leutwiler had to be alert to keep out a shot from Soares.

Shrewsbury broke the deadlock in the 65th minute when a 25-yard free-kick by Tyler Roberts, on loan from West Brom, took a deflection on its way in.

Wimbledon were level within four minutes as Andy Barcham's low shot from 15 yards beat Leutwiler at his near post for the London club's first away goal in League One in nearly 13 hours of football.

But Shrewsbury had the final word with Nsiala's first goal for the club wrapping up three more points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2RileySubstituted forSmithat 34'minutes
  • 3Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 7Whalley
  • 17Yates
  • 18Deegan
  • 23Rodman
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forPayneat 76'minutes
  • 27RobertsSubstituted forEl-Abdat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Dodds
  • 15Smith
  • 16Morris
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd
  • 45Payne

Wimbledon

  • 1Shea
  • 7Francomb
  • 6Robinson
  • 32Charles
  • 22KellyBooked at 57mins
  • 19FitzpatrickSubstituted forPoleonat 69'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 14Soares
  • 17Barcham
  • 9ElliottBooked at 90mins
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forBarnettat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bulman
  • 5Nightingale
  • 10Poleon
  • 21Kaja
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 31Owens
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,751

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Adam El-Abd replaces Tyler Roberts.

Booking

Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 1. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Shaun Whalley with a cross.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyrone Barnett replaces Lyle Taylor.

Foul by Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town).

Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Freddie Ladapo.

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

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town).

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dominic Poleon replaces David Fitzpatrick.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lyle Taylor.

Attempt saved. Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Shaun Whalley.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 0. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt saved. Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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2Scunthorpe32179658332560
3Bolton31177744251958
4Fleetwood331610747321558
5Bradford331216542311152
6Southend32131184739850
7Millwall3114894740750
8Rochdale31146114440448
9Peterborough32138114541447
10Bristol Rovers331210115052-246
11Walsall33111394143-246
12Oxford Utd30127113733443
13Charlton3191574033742
14Northampton33117155054-440
15Wimbledon31912104141039
16MK Dons32109134040039
17Shrewsbury33108153445-1138
18Gillingham32811134050-1035
19Oldham33811142133-1235
20Bury3397175061-1134
21Port Vale31810133349-1634
22Swindon3379172947-1830
23Chesterfield3276193152-2127
24Coventry32510172849-2125
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