Shrewsbury 2-0 Cheltenham

Shrewsbury continued their push for League Two promotion with a comfortable victory over Cheltenham.

The Shrews got off to the perfect start when James Collins teed up Nicky Wroe to fire home in the first minute.

Luke Summerfield had the visitors best chance but his free header was straight at Shrewsbury goalkeeper Chris Neal.

Robins keeper Jack Butland then gifted the hosts their second when he fumbled John Taylor's cross, allowing Terry Gornell to slot into an empty net.

Following this result, Shrewsbury have moved up into an automatic promotion position, whilst Cheltenham remain in the play-off places.


Shrewsbury Town boss Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's a great result especially particularly after the performance at Plymouth.

"Just recently our starts haven't been that clever but I thought we were right out of the blocks and got a goal in that period.

"We always looked dangerous on the break.

"All in all it was a good night's work."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"It wasn't the start we wanted but the game plan didn't go out the window. For 55 minutes I thought we were the better team.

"It didn't go for us in front of goal and chances didn't go our way but I'm really pleased with the attitude of the players.

"All I'm asking for is eight more performances like that and the willingness to work for each other.

"It's important we dust ourselves down for Oxford on Saturday."

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