League One
BlackpoolBlackpool2ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town3

Shrewsbury scored three first-half goals to beat Blackpool and end a run of three league games without a win.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival opened the scoring with a brilliant overhead kick and it was 2-0 when Shaun Whalley took advantage of poor defending to score.

Andy Mangan blasted in a loose ball for a third goal after 29 minutes.

However, Tom Aldred drove in from 15 yards before Danny Philliskirk fired into the bottom corner, but goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler ensured it stayed 3-2.

Leutwiler tipped Brad Potts' shot onto the bar to keep the points and move Shrewsbury up to 19th, level on points with Blackpool in 18th.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Shropshire:

"It's a great result and terrific performance and we have to be very pleased with the victory today.

"When we lost that second goal from a set-play it did give Blackpool a sense of belief - but we have a number of different qualities to win football matches and that was proven today."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 26Lyness
  • 16Boyce
  • 25AimsonBooked at 53mins
  • 15Aldred
  • 3Ferguson
  • 17Philliskirk
  • 19Norris
  • 8Potts
  • 28YeatesSubstituted forMcAlisterat 32'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forIkpeazuat 71'minutes
  • 10RedshawSubstituted forPatersonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 4McAlister
  • 5Robertson
  • 13Boney
  • 14Herron
  • 20Paterson
  • 29Ikpeazu

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5Grandison
  • 4Whitbread
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 15GrimmerSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 10WhalleySubstituted forWellensat 63'minutes
  • 17Ogogo
  • 6Black
  • 12Brown
  • 19ManganSubstituted forVassellat 84'minutes
  • 26Akpa-AkproBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Vassell
  • 8Wellens
  • 16Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 31Smith
  • 88Grandin
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
6,873

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Shrewsbury Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool).

  4. Post update

    Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Ferguson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town).

  7. Booking

    Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Post update

    David Norris (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  16. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Blackpool).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Kyle Vassell replaces Andy Mangan.

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