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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Rochdale

Shrewsbury climbed out of the League One relegation zone with victory against Rochdale.

On-loan Barnsley striker Stefan Payne's first goal for Shrewsbury was enough to earn Paul Hurst's side a first win since 28 February.

Payne struck in the 16th minute when he broke into the box and clinically fired a low shot past advancing goalkeeper Conrad Logan.

Midfielder Bryn Morris twice went close for the hosts either side of the goal, driving wide from 20 yards and then hammering a powerful shot from just inside the penalty area narrowly over the bar.

Rochdale carried little first-half threat, with a free-kick from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing which cleared the bar, their only notable effort.

Shaun Whalley lifted a free-kick over for the hosts in the second half while Junior Brown and substitute Stephen Humphrys both flashed efforts just off target.

Rochdale's Keith Keane drilled a 20-yard shot wide for the visitors as Shrewsbury boosted their battle to beat the drop.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14Grimmer
  • 3Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forLadapoat 77'minutes
  • 16MorrisSubstituted forYatesat 90+1'minutes
  • 18Deegan
  • 23Rodman
  • 45PayneBooked at 2minsSubstituted forHumphrysat 66'minutes
  • 10Dodds

Substitutes

  • 9Humphrys
  • 15Smith
  • 17Yates
  • 19Ladapo
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd

Rochdale

  • 25Logan
  • 2Rafferty
  • 4McNulty
  • 6McGahey
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Camps
  • 8LundBooked at 58minsSubstituted forKeaneat 59'minutes
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forDaviesat 66'minutes
  • 11Mendez-Laing
  • 40Henderson
  • 12McDermottBooked at 43minsSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 13Wilson
  • 16Noble-Lazarus
  • 18Keane
  • 19Davies
  • 24Allen
  • 32Kitching
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,002

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Rochdale 0.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Yates replaces Bryn Morris.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Freddie Ladapo replaces Shaun Whalley.

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Steve Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Keith Keane (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stephen Humphrys replaces Stefan Payne.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

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

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Keith Keane replaces Matthew Lund.

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

Booking

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Donal McDermott.

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 1, Rochdale 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Rochdale 0.

Booking

Donal McDermott (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4220121058401872
4Bradford421818657391872
5Scunthorpe4220101271512070
6Millwall421813115950967
7Southend4218121264501466
8Bristol Rovers421712136159263
9Rochdale421710156660661
10Oxford Utd42179165851760
11Peterborough421610165755258
12MK Dons421413155452255
13Wimbledon421315145252054
14Walsall411315134851-354
15Northampton42149195966-751
16Charlton421117145151050
17Oldham421115162942-1348
18Bury421210205871-1346
19Shrewsbury421210204359-1646
20Gillingham421113185472-1846
21Port Vale411112184463-1945
22Swindon421110214360-1743
23Chesterfield42910233966-2737
24Coventry42811233462-2835
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