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Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton boosted their League One promotion push with a 2-0 victory at struggling Shrewsbury.

Second-half goals from Mark Beevers and Adam Le Fondre wrapped up a fifth successive win for Phil Parkinson's in-form side.

Bolton defender David Wheater saw a shot deflected over the crossbar, before skipper Darren Pratley tested Shrewsbury goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler from distance.

The Shrews gradually settled and almost took the lead when Louis Dodds, fed by Tyler Roberts, saw his high shot acrobatically clawed away by Bolton keeper Ben Alnwick.

Joe Riley then drilled in a shot from the edge of the box which was comfortably gathered by Alnwick.

Bolton took the lead in the 51st minute as a long throw from Filipe Morais saw central defender Beevers nip in ahead of Leutwiler to head home from 12 yards.

Alnwick saved from Freddie Ladapo and Roberts either side of Bolton's breakthrough, before the visitors doubled their lead in the 66th minute.

Morais broke down the right and picked out Le Fondre, who controlled the ball and smashed into the roof of the net from close range.

Shaun Whalley fired a late effort over the bar for Shrewsbury, who are just a point outside the relegation zone.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Riley
  • 24El-AbdBooked at 32mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 56mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 10Dodds
  • 17YatesSubstituted forWhalleyat 69'minutes
  • 18DeeganBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMorrisat 86'minutes
  • 12Brown
  • 27Roberts
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forPayneat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Whalley
  • 14Grimmer
  • 16Morris
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Rodman
  • 45Payne

Bolton

  • 13AlnwickSubstituted forHowardat 69'minutes
  • 5BeeversBooked at 51mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 4Dervite
  • 22Morais
  • 21Pratley
  • 15Derik
  • 6Vela
  • 20A TaylorSubstituted forMoxeyat 64'minutes
  • 45Le Fondre
  • 14MadineSubstituted forLongat 30'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 8Spearing
  • 10Karacan
  • 12Long
  • 19Clayton
  • 24Henry
  • 33Howard
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,532

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 2.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bryn Morris replaces Gary Deegan.

Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Derik.

Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Ryan Yates.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Mark Howard replaces Ben Alnwick because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 2. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Filipe Morais.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Dean Moxey replaces Andrew Taylor because of an injury.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Andrew Taylor.

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Long (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Filipe Morais.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Delay in match Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd392310674443079
2Bolton39229862342875
3Fleetwood391912855361969
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3917121060471363
7Millwall381612105345860
8Rochdale38169136155657
9Bristol Rovers401512135859-157
10Oxford Utd39168155146556
11Peterborough401510155554155
12Walsall391314124749-253
13Wimbledon391215124948151
14Northampton40148185763-650
15MK Dons391212154849-148
16Charlton391017124946347
17Bury401210185764-746
18Oldham401015152739-1245
19Gillingham401112175168-1745
20Shrewsbury391110184155-1443
21Port Vale381012164259-1742
22Swindon40109214159-1839
23Chesterfield4089233866-2833
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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