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Shrewsbury Town 2-4 Peterborough United

Jon Taylor consoled after relegation

Shrewsbury's two-year spell in League One ended after losing to Peterborough United, who secured a play-off place.

Jon Taylor headed Shrewsbury in front but Conor Washington levelled soon after with a shot from inside the box.

Washington fired past Town keeper Chris Weale to make it 2-1 before Lloyd Isgrove added a third from close range.

Tom Bradshaw's strike reduced the deficit but, after Britt Assombalonga missed a penalty for Posh, Josh McQuoid nudged in a fourth.

Shrewsbury needed a win to stand any chance of staying up and looked to have a glimmer of hope with Taylor's early goal.

But Posh rallied to go into the play-offs, as they look to make an instant return to the Championship.

Shrewsbury Town manager Michael Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Obviously I am devastated. I knew it was going to be a tall order. We showed a lot of spirit and fight. We have been unbelievable with determination and desire when defending.

"A few players have come out with a bit of credit and this club has the opportunity now to start building for the future.

"We can't let what has happened this season happen again - we have to build, big time. We have a lot of loan players and we lack the quality to compete at this level.

"With the right guidance some of our players will compete at this level again - but we have to be inspired to bring in players with pace, power and a lot more quality."

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I thought it was obviously a really poor start, but from that moment on I thought we were outstanding.

"The two goals we lost were really poor and that's the Achilles heel.

"We've got to have more desire to stop balls going into the box, I mean I've just said to the players it's not rocket science, if you keep clean sheets you win.

"We were in complete control, some of the football was outstanding, we were creating chances and on another day, it really could have been a large score."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 22Woods
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4SummerfieldSubstituted forHallat 67'minutes
  • 6Winfield
  • 18Goldson
  • 11Taylor
  • 15WildigBooked at 45mins
  • 7MillerSubstituted forGrandisonat 45'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 17ParrySubstituted forEavesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Grandison
  • 5Iorfa
  • 24Eaves
  • 25Anyon
  • 26Atajic
  • 27Mills
  • 29Hall

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 5Baldwin
  • 6BostwickBooked at 54mins
  • 21AjoseSubstituted forMcCannat 90'minutes
  • 14Rowe
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forMcQuoidat 75'minutes
  • 37IsgroveSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 36McQuoid
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
5,619

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Peterborough United 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Peterborough United 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Peterborough United 4. Josh McQuoid (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Grant McCann replaces Nicky Ajose.

  5. Post update

    Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Post update

    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Little.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

  13. Post update

    Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Josh McQuoid replaces Conor Washington.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

  16. Post update

    Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Asa Hall replaces Luke Summerfield.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves4530105863155100
2Brentford452710870432791
3Preston452316671442785
4Leyton Orient4524111082443883
5Rotherham452314884572783
6Peterborough452341872581473
7Swindon45199176257566
8Sheff Utd441712154544163
9MK Dons45179196262060
10Port Vale45186215973-1460
11Walsall451416154948158
12Bristol City451318146966357
13Bradford451317155553256
14Crawley441413174753-655
15Oldham441412184857-954
16Gillingham45157235978-1952
17Coventry451613167375-251
18Colchester451214195261-950
19Notts County45154266376-1349
20Crewe451212215279-2748
21Tranmere451211225177-2647
22Carlisle441111224373-3044
23Stevenage45119254670-2442
24Shrewsbury45914224364-2141
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