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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 York City

Mark Ellis
Former Torquay centre-half Mark Ellis has made 32 appearances from Shrewsbury Town this season

Mark Ellis scored the only goal in a victory over York as Shrewsbury edged towards promotion to League One.

Ellis netted when he met Bobby Grant's corner with a powerful diving header.

Tyrone Barnett almost doubled the lead shortly after, while York's Shaquille Coulthirst forced a sharp save from Jayson Leutwiler with a mishit shot.

Luke Somerfield hit the post for the visitors after the break, and Shaun Miller had a goal ruled out for offside, but Shrewsbury held on.

The victory means Shrewsbury need to win one of their final two fixtures to seal promotion to League One.

York fall to 19th in the table, but they are 11 points clear of the relegation zone and are assured of their place in League Two next season.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon talking to BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Three massive points - it was the goal we wanted so I am absolutely delighted. I am happy to score anytime and happy to get the fantastic clean sheet, we have broken the record and set a new one as well.

"Our goalkeeper has made some fantastic saves, some terrific saves. A credit to York, they have hit the post and been very unlucky - but for us it's all about picking up points and keeping that scoreboard ticking over.

"It was a good header from a set play but we couldn't quite get the second - there were a lot of nerves floating around the ground today as there should be.

"There is still work to be done so we go to Cheltenham and we want to win, whatever is happening - so we'll dust down the boys and I'll be focussed about winning on Saturday no matter what happens on Tuesday night."

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"The only disappointment was the goal we conceded.

"We pride ourselves on being good in both boxes so to concede a soft goal after being the dominant team after the first 10 minutes was disappointing.

"We spoke at half time about being brave with the ball and I thought in the second half we were tremendous.

"You've got to remember we're coming to a team that's lost one game at home all season."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Goldson
  • 12Gayle
  • 4Woods
  • 11Lawrence
  • 24GrantSubstituted forClarkat 89'minutes
  • 3Demetriou
  • 23BarnettSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 61'minutes
  • 19ManganSubstituted forCollinsat 62'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 9Collins
  • 10Vernon
  • 17Caton
  • 22Clark
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith
  • 36Burton

York

Formation 3-5-2

  • 24Ingham
  • 15Lowe
  • 5McCombe
  • 38Zubar
  • 17Halliday
  • 7Coulson
  • 8Summerfield
  • 10Penn
  • 3IlesanmiSubstituted forMillerat 68'minutes
  • 30Coulthirst
  • 39Hyde

Substitutes

  • 1Mooney
  • 2McCoy
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 19Miller
  • 20Meikle
  • 23O'Hanlon
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
6,400

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamYork
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, York City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jordan Clark replaces Bobby Grant.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Post update

    Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

    Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Post update

    Luke Summerfield (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (York City).

  19. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton442610863362788
2Shrewsbury442681066293786
3Wycombe442215764422281
4Bury432471257391879
5Southend432212951351678
6Stevenage441912136152969
7Plymouth4418111550351565
8Luton441811155243965
9Newport441711164953-462
10Northampton44187196456861
11Exeter441613155862-461
12Morecambe441512174951-257
13Wimbledon441415155357-457
14Dag & Red44168205357-456
15Oxford Utd441316154749-255
16Portsmouth441314174952-353
17Accrington441411195672-1653
18Cambridge441312195961-251
19York441118154548-351
20Carlisle44147235370-1749
21Mansfield44139223658-2248
22Hartlepool44118253466-3241
23Cheltenham44913223965-2640
24Tranmere44912234363-2039
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