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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Southend United

Junior Brown headed the winner as Shrewsbury moved to the brink of League One safety with a victory over Southend.

Paul Hurst's side lifted themselves six points clear of fourth-bottom Port Vale, who have two games left but a goal difference 11 inferior to Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury started brightly with an inviting cross from Joe Riley drifting just wide before Stefan Payne's low shot was turned wide by goalkeeper Christian Walton.

Will Atkinson's header was comfortably gathered by home goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler as Southend started to carry more of a threat and then Ryan Leonard's shot was deflected narrowly wide by Brown.

Nile Ranger went close twice at the start of the second half for Southend, who remain a point outside the play-off places, and then Simon Cox saw a shot pushed away by Leutwiler.

Shrewsbury, up to 18th in the table, grabbed the winner in the 64th minute when left back Brown headed in a corner from Shaun Whalley to spark jubilant scenes at the final whistle at the Greenhous Meadow.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1LeutwilerBooked at 84mins
  • 2RileyBooked at 64mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 7Whalley
  • 8Ogogo
  • 17YatesSubstituted forDeeganat 79'minutes
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forHumphrysat 79'minutes
  • 45Payne
  • 16Morris

Substitutes

  • 9Humphrys
  • 15Smith
  • 18Deegan
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd

Southend

  • 21Walton
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 2White
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forFortunéat 70'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 65'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 50RangerSubstituted forRobinsonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Neill
  • 14Fortuné
  • 16Amos
  • 17McGlashan
  • 23Hines
  • 31Robinson
  • 40Bexon
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
7,341

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 0.

Attempt saved. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by John White.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by John White.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jayson Leutwiler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt blocked. Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Gary Deegan replaces Ryan Yates.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stephen Humphrys replaces Alex Rodman.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Michael Timlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Nile Ranger.

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 0. Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Whalley with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by John White.

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Nile Ranger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 0, Southend United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Southend United 0.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd452910689454497
2Bolton4524111065362983
3Fleetwood4523121064432181
4Scunthorpe4523101277532479
5Bradford452018761421978
6Millwall451913136254870
7Southend4519121469531669
8Rochdale451911157061968
9Oxford Utd451991763521166
10Bristol Rovers451812156566-166
11Peterborough451711176259362
12MK Dons451513175657-158
13Walsall441416145053-358
14Charlton451318145753457
15Wimbledon451317155255-356
16Northampton451410216073-1352
17Oldham451216173144-1352
18Shrewsbury451312204661-1551
19Bury451311216172-1150
20Gillingham451213205979-2049
21Port Vale441112214470-2645
22Swindon451111234463-1944
23Coventry45912243665-2939
24Chesterfield45910264175-3437
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