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York City 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town earned their first league away win since February as new York City manager Russ Wilcox's first game in charge ended in defeat.

James Collins guided Jordan Clark's drive past home keeper Michael Ingham three minutes from time to drop York into the League Two relegation zone.

Town end 10 hours without an away goal
Shrewsbury Town had not scored on their travels in more than 10 hours of action since Andy Mangan's League Cup second round matchwinner at Leicester on 26 August.

Collins' sixth strike of the season was Town's first away goal in two months.

York were down to 10 men from the 64th minute after Ryan Jarvis was sent off for a foul on Nat Knight-Percival.

Shrewsbury climb up above Southend into the play-off places, from 8th to 7th, on goal difference.

Town had defender Jack Grimmer making his debut following his arrival on loan from Fulham, which was not announced by the club until an hour before the game.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was a really good away performance. We came determined to do what we haven't done enough of, and that's pick up points on the road. And we were in total control of pretty much most, if not all, of the game.

"We controlled the tempo by passing the ball or keeping the ball and by managing it properly.

"A few more goals could have made it a bit more comfortable for us, but I was delighted to see that James Collins goal go in at the end."

Line-ups

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 2McCoy
  • 5McCombe
  • 15Lowe
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 7CoulsonBooked at 86mins
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 11JarvisBooked at 64mins
  • 19De GirolamoSubstituted forMeikleat 62'minutes
  • 26Brunt

Substitutes

  • 1Mooney
  • 8Summerfield
  • 13Straker
  • 20Meikle
  • 21Hirst
  • 23Murray
  • 39Hyde

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 6Goldson
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 25Grimmer
  • 4Woods
  • 24GrantBooked at 20minsSubstituted forClarkat 61'minutes
  • 16GriffithSubstituted forVernonat 79'minutes
  • 3Demetriou
  • 9Collins
  • 19ManganSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 27'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 17Caton
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
3,651

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away10
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Platt (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! York City 0, Shrewsbury Town 1. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

  6. Booking

    Michael Coulson (York City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

  9. Post update

    Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Scott Vernon replaces Anthony Griffith.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (York City) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

    Ryan Brunt (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.