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Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson replaced Paul Dickov as Doncaster manager on Friday

Keshi Anderson's late goal earned Doncaster Rovers a narrow win at Shrewsbury in Darren Ferguson's first game in charge of the League One club.

The visitors went ahead when Richie Wellens' blocked shot fell for James Coppinger to slot in from 12 yards.

Shrewsbury's Larnell Cole hit the post, before Nat Knight-Percival headed in Liam Lawrence's corner to equalise.

But on-loan striker Anderson's powerful shot on 87 minutes was enough to lift Rovers out of the relegation zone.

For Shrewsbury, who slip back to 18th, just a point clear of the drop zone, it was a fifth home defeat in seven league games this season.

Shrewsbury lost summer signing Ian Black on only his fourth start, the Scottish midfielder having been forced off just after the hour mark with a hamstring injury.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"There was nothing more the players could give to me. We had a lot of good chances and were unfortunate that a couple didn't go in.

"I don't think we are far away from getting wins. All the games we have lost have been on a knife edge

"It just adds to the frustration to lose so late on, but overall I was satisfied and we will keep fighting.

"This is where you have to show character and bounce back. We have to have the spirit and fight to turn it round."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Tootle
  • 31Smith
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12Brown
  • 7Lawrence
  • 6BlackBooked at 13minsSubstituted forClarkat 63'minutes
  • 17Ogogo
  • 11Kaikai
  • 26Akpa-AkproSubstituted forBarnettat 72'minutes
  • 29Cole

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 9Collins
  • 15Ellis
  • 19McAlinden
  • 22Clark
  • 23Barnett
  • 33Rowley

Doncaster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Stuckmann
  • 2LundBooked at 33mins
  • 6Butler
  • 17MackenzieSubstituted forMcCulloughat 72'minutes
  • 3Evina
  • 26Coppinger
  • 7Wellens
  • 8ChaplowSubstituted forMiddletonat 64'minutes
  • 27Stewart
  • 14TysonSubstituted forWilliamsat 90'minutes
  • 25Anderson

Substitutes

  • 4McCullough
  • 10Forrester
  • 11Williams
  • 15N'Guessan
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 23Marosi
  • 29Middleton
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,735

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Post update

    Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Nathan Tyson.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 2. Keshi Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron Stewart.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mitchell Lund.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town).

  11. Post update

    Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Keshi Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Stewart (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Keshi Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Luke McCullough replaces Gary Mackenzie because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1493228141430
2Walsall148422181328
3Burton148241313026
4Coventry1373320101024
5Sheff Utd147342519624
6Bury146622419524
7Wigan146532417723
8Southend146351415-121
9Chesterfield146262120120
10Rochdale145451816219
11Bradford135441517-219
12Colchester145452128-719
13Peterborough145362624218
14Millwall135352022-218
15Port Vale144551616017
16Scunthorpe145271618-217
17Oldham142931722-515
18Shrewsbury144281721-414
19Barnsley134271620-414
20Doncaster133551116-514
21Blackpool133461018-813
22Fleetwood143381823-512
23Swindon143381824-612
24Crewe142481322-910
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