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Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

Reuben Reid
Six-goal Reid had not scored since Argyle's 2-0 win at Southend on 30 August

Plymouth Argyle top scorer Reuben Reid returned from injury to help the Pilgrims beat Shrewsbury Town.

Reid's head met on-loan Bristol City midfielder Bobby Reid's first-time cross from the left to power home his sixth goal of the season on 33 minutes.

Dominic Blizzard's dipping shot from the left soon after was well saved.

Plymouth goalkeeper Luke McCormick palmed Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's close-range header onto the bar in the second half and also denied James Collins.

Shrewsbury have not scored away from home in more than eight hours of football, since Andy Mangan's first-half match-winner at Leicester in the League Cup on 26 August.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I would call anyone a liar in this stadium who says that we didn't deserve something out of this game - but we'll continue to play the way we have been .

"I can't question the commitment from any of our players. We just need to be better from set plays and be more clinical in front of goal.

"But I couldn't have asked any more from the players. I am happy with the group of players I've got. We have players who will continue to work hard. The fans stuck with us to end and were fantastic."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 5Nelson
  • 2Mellor
  • 28O'Connor
  • 10MorganSubstituted forSmalleyat 66'minutes
  • 11Blizzard
  • 17Reid
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9Reid

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 14Harvey
  • 19Thomas
  • 22Smalley
  • 25Bentley

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 3Demetriou
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 6Goldson
  • 2Grandison
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 4WoodsBooked at 78mins
  • 7VincentSubstituted forGinnellyat 61'minutes
  • 9Collins
  • 10VernonSubstituted forClarkat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 11Lawrence
  • 12Gayle
  • 16Griffith
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 35Ginnelly
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
6,229

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

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

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

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

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jordan Clark replaces Scott Vernon.

Booking

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Delay in match Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Josh Ginnelly (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Deane Smalley replaces Marvin Morgan.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Josh Ginnelly replaces Ashley Vincent.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury117221881023
2Wycombe11641147722
3Burton117131412222
4Southend11623128420
5Morecambe11614139419
6Northampton115331914518
7Luton11533108218
8Plymouth11515128416
9Portsmouth11443108216
10Cheltenham1144398116
11Accrington115151620-416
12Shrewsbury11434129315
13Wimbledon114341717015
14Exeter114341214-215
15Mansfield115061115-415
16Cambridge114251814414
17Stevenage114251415-114
18Newport113441212013
19Dag & Red113261419-511
20Oxford Utd112451013-310
21York111731014-410
22Tranmere112361115-49
23Carlisle112361221-99
24Hartlepool11227517-128
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