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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Swindon Town

Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose previously appeared for Crewe and Leeds before joining Swindon Town in September

Swindon Town registered their fourth consecutive victory as they collected all three points at Shrewsbury.

Anton Rodgers sent a free-kick over the bar and Ben Gladwin was denied three times from distance by Mark Halstead.

Nicky Ajose finally opened the scoring for Swindon as he turned in Rodgers' cross for his 10th goal of the season.

Junior Brown and Scott Vernon went close to equalisers for the home side, but defeat meant that Shrewsbury slipped to 20th position in League One.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We didn't quite get going, we showed a bit more belief in the second half but we just didn't get onto the end of anything that was coming into the box.

"We deserved to get a draw in the second half. Most of the game was played inside the Swindon half but we failed to have that bit of luck and good fortune to get in front of the goalkeeper.

"I'm disappointed to concede - you have to pick bodies up, and two of them have come in at the back post unmarked and they have put the ball in the back of the net."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 21Halstead
  • 31Smith
  • 13Gerrard
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12Brown
  • 6Black
  • 17Ogogo
  • 22ClarkBooked at 8minsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 75'minutes
  • 11KaikaiSubstituted forWhalleyat 79'minutes
  • 16VernonBooked at 45mins
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forBarnettat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Burton
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27Barry
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 34El-Abd
  • 6Turnbull
  • 26RodgersBooked at 86mins
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 53minsSubstituted forTraoreat 58'minutes
  • 4RobertBooked at 67minsSubstituted forBrophyat 75'minutes
  • 17GladwinBooked at 71mins
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forHyltonat 88'minutes
  • 10Ajose

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 7Traore
  • 15Brophy
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 28Iandolo
  • 32Ojamaa
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
5,115

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Swindon Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Adam El-Abd (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Post update

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Jonathan Obika.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Booking

    Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by James Brophy.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Post update

    Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Sullay Kaikai because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.