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Shrewsbury Town 3-2 Rochdale

Shrewsbury's impressive start to the season continued as they beat Rochdale to make it three wins out of three in League One.

Stefan Payne grabbed the winner for Paul Hurst's side just a day after signing from Barnsley.

The hosts started brightly with Jon Nolan firing just wide early on, but Rochdale took the lead with a 17th-minute penalty confidently converted by Steve Davies after Toto Nsiala upended Bradden Inman.

Shrewsbury responded positively and referee Andy Haines pointed to the spot for a second time on the half-hour mark, Shaun Whalley picking himself up to slot home a penalty after being brought down by Oliver Rathbone.

Shrewsbury moved ahead three minutes later when Alex Rodman's fine run and cross from the left was volleyed in from close range by Norwich loanee Carlton Morris.

Rochdale keeper Brendan Moore also saved twice from Louis Dodds and Morris as Shrewsbury looked the more dangerous side, although Davies did go close at the other end.

Rochdale pulled level in the 63rd minute, Davies again scoring from the penalty spot after the referee spotted a handball.

But Shrewsbury were determined to maintain their 100% start and in the 74th minute substitute Payne burst through to fire high into the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forAdamsat 81'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 8Ogogo
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 90'minutes
  • 20Nolan
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forPayneat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams
  • 18Jules
  • 19Ennis
  • 45Payne

Rochdale

  • 22Moore
  • 6McGaheyBooked at 67mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 5CanavanSubstituted forDoneat 45'minutes
  • 3NtlheSubstituted forBunneyat 45'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 68mins
  • 10CampsSubstituted forAllenat 42'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 19Davies
  • 17Inman

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 16Done
  • 23Collis
  • 24Allen
  • 27Cannon
  • 32Kitching
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,001

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Rochdale 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Shaun Whalley.

Foul by James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town).

Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ebou Adams replaces Louis Dodds.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Rochdale 2. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jon Nolan with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Carlton Morris.

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Booking

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Rochdale 2. Steve Davies (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

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

Attempt blocked. Steve Davies (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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