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Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Cheltenham Town

Shrewsbury continued their strong home form as they came from behind to beat Cheltenham Town.

After a goalless first half, Byron Harrison converted Eusebio Bancessi's cross to give the visitors the lead.

James Collins levelled for Shrewsbury just two minutes later after good work from James Wesolowski.

Liam Lawrence then set up two goals in 15 minutes, as Andy Mangan and Nathaniel Knight-Percival made sure of the points for the home side.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We pressed the self-destruct button and just gave them two goals out of absolutely nothing.

"I think Wednesday night's effort took its toll and we couldn't muster enough to have a go at the end.

"We're good at being tight and being not very generous in gifting goals, but we did the complete opposite. Some of our players who were excellent in the first half weren't quite so good in the second half.

"We missed Steve Elliott but I didn't expect us to give them goals like we did."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 6GoldsonBooked at 58mins
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12Gayle
  • 4Woods
  • 14WesolowskiBooked at 78mins
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forLawrenceat 45'minutes
  • 3Demetriou
  • 9Collins
  • 19ManganSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 11Lawrence
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Grant
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Carson
  • 4TaylorBooked at 77mins
  • 6ElliottSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
  • 15DeamanSubstituted forHaworthat 76'minutes
  • 2VaughanBooked at 60mins
  • 28De VitaSubstituted forMarquisat 70'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Richards
  • 3Braham-BarrettBooked at 55mins
  • 29Bancessi
  • 9Harrison

Substitutes

  • 5Brown
  • 10Gornell
  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 26Marquis
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,817

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

    Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jermaine Grandison.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andy Haworth (Cheltenham Town).

  18. Post update

    Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Booking

    James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.