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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Carlisle United

Shrewsbury Town ended a run of three straight defeats by beating League Two's bottom club Carlisle United.

Defender Jermaine Grandison scored the only goal of the game just before half-time when he leapt highest to head in Nat Knight-Percival's cross.

Town kept Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie busy, while James Wesolowski and James Collins both spurned chances.

Carlisle then had caretaker player-manager Paul Thirlwell was sent off for a second yellow card late on.

After going unbeaten in this season's first seven matches, in all competitions, Shrewsbury had last their last three - at Preston (in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy), Hartlepool and Stevenage. But this was the start of three successive home games at the Meadow.

On Saturday, Shrewsbury host Newport County, before next Tuesday night's League Cup third round tie with Norwich City.

Managerless Carlisle remain bottom with just three points from eight games going into Saturday's trip to Mansfield.

Shrewsbury Town assistant manager Mike Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Obviously, after you've lost your last two league games, things can get a bit edgy, but the three points were the most important thing.

"We had some good situations but just didn't make the most of them, but Jermaine Grandison's popped up with a great header.

"The stats are up where we need to be. It's just about putting that end-finish on - but I'm sure with the quality of players we've got it won't be a problem. It will come."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5Ellis
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 6Goldson
  • 2Grandison
  • 4Woods
  • 19Mangan
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forVincentat 76'minutes
  • 22Clark

Substitutes

  • 3Demetriou
  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 11Lawrence
  • 16Griffith
  • 17Caton
  • 21Halstead

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 18Brough
  • 19Symington
  • 2Grainger
  • 12ThirlwellBooked at 90mins
  • 16Potts
  • 10DickerSubstituted forBeckat 79'minutes
  • 8Sweeney
  • 22DempseyBooked at 38mins
  • 9PaynterSubstituted forElliottat 69'minutes
  • 14GilliesSubstituted forAmooat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 17Beck
  • 20Hanford
  • 21Rigg
  • 25Marriott
  • 27Elliott
  • 30Douglas
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,833

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Carlisle United 0.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United).

Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Symington (Carlisle United).

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

Booking

Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Gary Dicker.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Amoo replaces Josh Gillies.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ashley Vincent replaces James Collins.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by David Symington.

Attempt blocked. Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

Attempt blocked. Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Stephen Elliott replaces Billy Paynter.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Gary Dicker.

Attempt blocked. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by David Symington.

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

Josh Gillies (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8611116519
2Bury8521125717
3Wycombe8521115617
4Morecambe8512127516
5Northampton8422138514
6Shrewsbury8422127514
7Southend842285314
8Cheltenham842275214
9Portsmouth841397213
10Mansfield840489-112
11Cambridge83231511411
12Wimbledon83231412211
13Plymouth831497210
14Stevenage83141013-310
15Tranmere8233101009
16York816189-19
17Newport8233810-29
18Luton823357-29
19Dag & Red82151016-67
20Accrington8215916-77
21Hartlepool8215512-77
22Oxford Utd8134911-26
23Exeter8134611-56
24Carlisle8035618-123
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