League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town0
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jordan Clark replaces Scott Vernon.

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

  20. Post update

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