League One
Oxford Utd2Shrewsbury0

Oxford United 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

Oxford chalked up 100 goals for the season in all competitions as they saw off Shrewsbury at the Kassam Stadium to finish eighth in League One.

The Shrews avoided the nine-goal defeat that could have sent them down, with Port Vale's draw at Fleetwood meaning it was the Valiants who occupied the final relegation place.

Two goals in a minute early in the game put the U's in charge.

Centre-half Curtis Nelson ran through on goal from Rob Hall's backheel to hammer past goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler in the 16th minute to open the scoring.

And in the home team's next attack, Hall turned in Chris Maguire's cross from the left to make it 2-0.

The goals came despite Oxford losing both full-backs, Joe Skarz and Christian Ribeiro, to injuries in the first 13 minutes.

Bryn Morris headed wide from a good position as the Shrews tried to respond, and at the start of the second half both Abu Ogogu and Stefan Payne went close.

Kane Hemmings should have made it three as he beat two defenders in a run through on goal only to screw his shot wide from seven yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2RibeiroSubstituted forCarrollat 13'minutes
  • 5Nelson
  • 25Raglan
  • 3SkarzSubstituted forLongat 11'minutes
  • 19Hall
  • 4Lundstram
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18Rothwell
  • 10MaguireSubstituted forHemmingsat 75'minutes
  • 28Johnson

Substitutes

  • 15Hemmings
  • 16Edwards
  • 22Long
  • 33Dunkley
  • 34Stevens
  • 35Carroll

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2RileySubstituted forSmithat 37'minutes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 3Sadler
  • 12Brown
  • 7Whalley
  • 17YatesSubstituted forMcateeat 84'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 23Rodman
  • 16MorrisSubstituted forDeeganat 74'minutes
  • 45PayneBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 9Humphrys
  • 15Smith
  • 18Deegan
  • 19Ladapo
  • 21Halstead
  • 35Mcatee
  • 36Roberts
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
9,287

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

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

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by John Mcatee (Shrewsbury Town).

Joe Rothwell (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

John Lundstram (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. John Mcatee replaces Ryan Yates.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

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

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Oxford United).

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kane Hemmings replaces Chris Maguire.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Gary Deegan replaces Bryn Morris.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joe Rothwell.

Foul by Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

John Lundstram (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

Ryan Yates (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd4630106924745100
2Bolton4625111068363286
3Scunthorpe4624101280542682
4Fleetwood4623131064432182
5Bradford462019762431979
6Millwall462013136657973
7Southend4620121470531772
8Oxford Utd462091765521369
9Rochdale461912157162969
10Bristol Rovers461812166870-266
11Peterborough461711186262062
12MK Dons461613176058261
13Charlton461418146053760
14Walsall461416165158-758
15Wimbledon461318155255-357
16Northampton461411216073-1353
17Oldham461217173144-1353
18Shrewsbury461312214663-1751
19Bury461311226173-1250
20Gillingham461214205979-2050
21Port Vale461213214570-2549
22Swindon461111244466-2244
23Coventry46912253768-3139
24Chesterfield46910274378-3537
View full League One table

Top Stories