League One
Shrewsbury2Portsmouth0

Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Portsmouth

Shrewsbury Town continued their fine season by beating Portsmouth to stay second in the League One table.

Shaun Whalley made the breakthrough just short of the hour - five minutes after having a penalty saved by Luke McGee - before substitute Stefan Payne added a late second.

Shrewsbury started brightly with Jon Nolan firing over from 20 yards before Alex Rodman cut inside and saw a shot headed clear by defender Matt Clarke.

Matt Kennedy was first to test Dean Henderson with a low drive from outside the penalty area which was pushed away by the home goalkeeper.

Portsmouth skipper Brett Pitman then fired over from 35 yards and Kennedy curled an effort wide.

Shrewsbury were awarded a penalty nine minutes into the second half when Carlton Morris was upended by McGee, with the Pompey goalkeeper saving Whalley's spot-kick.

Whalley soon made amends with the opening goal five minutes later, drilling in the rebound after McGee pushed away a shot from Nolan.

Shrewsbury made sure of a ninth win in 11 home league this season nine minutes from time when they won the ball from the visitors and top scorer Payne broke into the box to score his 10th goal of the campaign.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Beckles
  • 16MorrisBooked at 57mins
  • 7Whalley
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20NolanBooked at 89mins
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forGodfreyat 87'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forPayneat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 4Godfrey
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 45Payne

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20Thompson
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 17mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 38HaunstrupBooked at 43mins
  • 33Close
  • 4Rose
  • 18LoweBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 60'minutes
  • 26Evans
  • 11KennedySubstituted forBennettat 60'minutes
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forChaplinat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hawkins
  • 14Main
  • 17Donohue
  • 19Chaplin
  • 23Bennett
  • 30May
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
7,429

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Portsmouth 0.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ben Godfrey replaces Alex Rodman.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Danny Rose (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Portsmouth 0. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Abu Ogogo.

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town).

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Brett Pitman.

Foul by Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Danny Rose (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Rose (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Carlton Morris.

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Oliver Hawkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kyle Bennett replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Oliver Hawkins replaces Jamal Lowe.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Portsmouth 0. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

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

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

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Penalty saved! Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan22163349123751
2Shrewsbury22145330141647
3Blackburn22135440202044
4Scunthorpe23126531181342
5Bradford2313373628842
6Charlton2210663027336
7Peterborough2310583934535
8Portsmouth23112102726135
9Rotherham23103103833533
10Oxford Utd238783534131
11Walsall227873031-129
12Blackpool237792831-328
13Southend237792637-1128
14Doncaster2376102327-427
15Fleetwood2376103137-627
16Oldham2376103744-727
17Bristol Rovers2390143341-827
18Gillingham236892225-326
19MK Dons236892634-826
20Plymouth2366112232-1024
21Wimbledon2265111727-1023
22Northampton2365121939-2023
23Rochdale2241082429-522
24Bury2245131932-1317
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