League Two
Shrewsbury0Plymouth2

Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Plymouth Argyle

Bobby Reid
Bobby Reid's opening goal set Plymouth on the way to securing a play-off spot

Plymouth secured a play-off place with a win at promoted Shrewsbury, who missed out on the League Two title.

Bobby Reid's neat finish from Kelvin Mellor's right-wing cross gave Argyle the perfect start.

And Mellor netted the second from inside the area to confirm a play-off semi-final tie with Wycombe.

Even a Shrewsbury win would not have been enough to overhaul Burton, who beat Cambridge, so Micky Mellon's side had to settle for second position.

Town lost for only the second time at home this season in League Two, but had already confirmed an immediate return to the third tier with a win at Cheltenham seven days earlier.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 5EllisSubstituted forBarnettat 63'minutes
  • 6GoldsonBooked at 73mins
  • 12GayleSubstituted forVernonat 30'minutes
  • 24Grant
  • 4WoodsBooked at 60mins
  • 11LawrenceBooked at 84mins
  • 3Demetriou
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forManganat 69'minutes
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 10Vernon
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 23Barnett
  • 28Mandron
  • 31Smith

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 2Mellor
  • 11BlizzardSubstituted forJonesat 67'minutes
  • 19O'ConnorBooked at 62mins
  • 17Reid
  • 13Holmes-Dennis
  • 28BruntSubstituted forHarveyat 66'minutes
  • 27AnsahSubstituted forNorburnat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 6Norburn
  • 8Banton
  • 14Harvey
  • 20Jones
  • 25Bentley
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
8,963

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home13
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town).

Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Booking

Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town).

Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

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

Foul by Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle).

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Gethin Jones (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oliver Norburn replaces Zak Ansah.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Gethin Jones (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces James Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gethin Jones replaces Dominic Blizzard.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Ryan Brunt.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Mark Ellis.

Booking

Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton462810869393094
2Shrewsbury462781167313689
3Bury462671360402085
4Wycombe462315867452284
5Southend4624121054381684
6Stevenage462012146254872
7Plymouth4620111555371871
8Luton4619111654441068
9Newport461811175154-365
10Exeter461713166165-464
11Morecambe461712175352163
12Northampton46187216762561
13Oxford Utd461516155049161
14Dag & Red46178215859-159
15Wimbledon461416165460-658
16Portsmouth461415175254-257
17Accrington461511205877-1956
18York461119164651-552
19Cambridge461312216166-551
20Carlisle46148245674-1850
21Mansfield46139243862-2448
22Hartlepool46129253970-3145
23Cheltenham46914234067-2741
24Tranmere46912254567-2239
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