Shrewsbury 2-0 Gillingham

Shrewsbury helped their push for promotion with victory over fellow high-flyers Gillingham.

Shrews defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff broke the deadlock when he fired in a rasping volley from 12 yards out.

But the Gills came back into the game and almost scored through Chris Whelpdale, but he saw his long-range effort creep just wide.

However, the hosts wrapped up the win when Jermaine Grandison's cross found its way to Mark Wright, who fired home.


Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Our goals for column has not been too clever in recent games, so it was good to see two go in.

"The first was a good finish from Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, the second good technique from Mark Wright.

"In fact we missed chances easier than those two, and and should have scored more.

"The defence was strong, we passed the ball well most of the game, the overall performance was pleasing, and it was a comprehensive win."

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"I'm certainly not happy and we didn't turn up today.

"Even in the warm up Nicky (Southall) said we didn't look at the races and that showed in the performance today. It's not acceptable.

"I've got to be harsh on them, it wasn't good enough and that hurts me to say that.

"If we want to achieve something we're kidding ourselves if we're going to turn up and play like that."

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