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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Shaun Whalley's first-half goal kept Shrewsbury flying high in second spot in League One as they beat struggling Oldham.

The home side started brightly with top scorer Stefan Payne testing goalkeeper Johnny Placide from 25 yards before their early pressure was rewarded with a 16th-minute breakthrough.

Winger Whalley followed up to convert the rebound from close range for his ninth goal in league and cup this season after Placide was unable to hold on to Arthur Gnahoua's shot.

Whalley then bent a free-kick just off target before Placide did well to push away Payne's header after the striker was picked out by Whalley's cross.

Latics found first-half chances in short supply with Jack Bryne's 20-yard drive straight at Dean Henderson their best effort of the match.

The visitors threatened at the start of the second period with Henderson saving Anthony Gerrard's header before Aristote Nsiala lifted a Whalley corner over the bar from close range at the other end.

Byrne came close to netting an equaliser 12 minutes from time, but his low drive from just outside the box was pushed away by the diving Henderson to leave Oldham just outside the bottom four.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Beckles
  • 8Ogogo
  • 7Whalley
  • 20NolanBooked at 57mins
  • 16MorrisSubstituted forGodfreyat 67'minutes
  • 11GnahouaSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 77'minutes
  • 45PayneSubstituted forMorrisat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 4Godfrey
  • 9Morris
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams
  • 23Rodman

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5Gerrard
  • 40Bryan
  • 23Hunt
  • 6GardnerBooked at 73mins
  • 24FaneSubstituted forGreenat 85'minutes
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forHollowayat 61'minutes
  • 29ByrneBooked at 84mins
  • 30ObadeyiSubstituted forMenigat 77'minutes
  • 9Davies

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 10Holloway
  • 12Wilson
  • 16Menig
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 28Green
  • 37Maouche
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
6,383

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

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

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Paul Green replaces Ousmane Fane.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Carlton Morris replaces Stefan Payne.

Booking

Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Queensy Menig replaces Tope Obadeyi.

Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ben Godfrey replaces Bryn Morris.

Foul by Arthur Gnahoua (Shrewsbury Town).

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aaron Holloway replaces Ryan Flynn.

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

Foul by Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic).

Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

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

Foul by Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town).

Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Peterborough2611694337639
9Charlton2510783232037
10Oxford Utd269894139235
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Fleetwood2696113640-433
13Blackpool2688103437-332
14Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
15Gillingham2671092729-231
16Plymouth2687112634-831
17Southend2687113042-1231
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2677123948-928
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2665152046-2623
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2545161938-1917
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