League Two
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Shrewsbury Town 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Liam Lawrence
Liam Lawrence helped Shrewsbury extend their impressive home record

Goals from Liam Lawrence and Scott Vernon maintained Shrewsbury Town's unbeaten home record in League Two to keep them top of the table.

AFC Wimbledon were hampered by the loss of goalkeeper James Shea, who was stretchered off in the 23rd minute and replaced by youngster Joe McDonnell.

The 20-year-old debutant was beaten in first-half stoppage time when Lawrence drilled the ball home from 12 yards.

Vernon then headed his first league goal of the season to seal the points.

Shrewsbury still boast the best home record in the country, having won 13 of their 16 league games, conceding just six goals.

Micky Mellon's men remain top only on goal difference from Burton Albion, who also enjoyed a 2-0 home win, against Oxford United.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I'm very pleased. It's another hard-fought game against a team who came here with a very clear game plan. They tried to frustrate us and did that at times.

"There is never a perfect time to score - but it was certainly good to get in at half time one up. We got balls into the key areas and put Wimbledon under immense pressure.

"I am very pleased with our professionalism, as there was a lot of hard work, but we want more. This isn't my poker face. It makes no difference what other sides have done. We remain focused on what we need to do."

Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

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Ardley on Shrewsbury v Wimbledon

"In the first 15 minutes we didn't pass it well enough and didn't have enough quality about us, but we grew into the game.

"In the first half it was our decision making when we got in great areas. The final pass wasn't good enough.

"in the second half we started bright and then you concede from a set-piece which we haven't done lately. That's hard to take."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2GrandisonSubstituted forRandallat 90'minutes
  • 6Goldson
  • 5EllisBooked at 43mins
  • 3Demetriou
  • 4Woods
  • 22Clark
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forGrantat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Vernon
  • 9Collins
  • 23BarnettSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincent
  • 12Gayle
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Grant
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 27Randall
  • 28Mandron

Wimbledon

  • 20SheaSubstituted forMcDonnellat 23'minutes
  • 2Fuller
  • 36WinfieldBooked at 85mins
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 17Kennedy
  • 7Francomb
  • 4Bulman
  • 19Reeves
  • 14AzeezBooked at 2minsSubstituted forAkinfenwaat 63'minutes
  • 34ConnollySubstituted forRiggat 68'minutes
  • 27Tanner

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 8Moore
  • 10Akinfenwa
  • 11Rigg
  • 21Beere
  • 26McDonnell
  • 35Potter
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,992

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town).

Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bobby Grant replaces Liam Lawrence.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Connor Randall replaces Jermaine Grandison.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Booking

Dave Winfield (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dave Winfield (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

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

Foul by Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town).

Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Rigg replaces David Connolly.

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

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Akinfenwa replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Attempt blocked. Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31187645202561
2Burton31187643271661
3Wycombe311511542251756
4Luton301510537231455
5Southend3115973426854
6Newport3114893937250
7Plymouth311471037221549
8Bury31147104235749
9Stevenage31136124239345
10Exeter321110114245-343
11Northampton31125144842641
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Wimbledon30118114040041
14Accrington30123153950-1139
15Cambridge30107134438637
16Portsmouth30910113033-337
17Oxford Utd31810133340-734
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle31103183853-1533
20York31614113137-632
21Mansfield3088142538-1332
22Tranmere30710133037-731
23Cheltenham3179152747-2030
24Hartlepool3166192453-2924
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