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Swindon Town 3-0 Shrewsbury Town

Nicky Ajose scored twice to help Swindon register a second win in three games as they beat Shrewsbury Town.

Ajose calmly slotted home an early penalty after Zak Whitbread fouled Nathan Thompson in the air.

The striker sliced Ellis Iandolo's lay-off into the bottom corner after the break for his 25th goal of the season.

Larnell Cole came close for Shrewsbury but his shot was blocked, before Jordan Young slid past teenage keeper Callum Burton to score his first Swindon goal.

Former England Under-18 keeper Burton, who spent time out on loan last season at Nuneaton and Southport, was making his Football League debut for Shrewsbury at the age of 19, while fellow Academy graduate Ethan Jones came off the bench.

Swindon, who were beaten play-off finalists in 2014-15, finished 16th in League One, a drop of 12 places from last season.

Shrewsbury - in their first season back in the third tier after being promoted last term - ended four points above the relegation zone in 20th after their sixth defeat in eight games.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It is great to get the young boys on their way. It's good news for the club. They deserved their chance. Both of them can be pleased with their contribution.

"A rash attempt to clear the ball meant that, all of a sudden, just before half time we were a goal down.

"It's just the story of the whole season. We know that throughout the game as a team we haven't defended well enough. We gave away crazy goals."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 32Henry
  • 2Thompson
  • 21Sendles-WhiteSubstituted forEvansat 79'minutes
  • 6Turnbull
  • 15Brophy
  • 26Rodgers
  • 8KasimBooked at 83mins
  • 14Doughty
  • 28IandoloSubstituted forYoungat 79'minutes
  • 10Ajose
  • 20Obika

Substitutes

  • 22Marshall
  • 23Cooke
  • 24Hylton
  • 34Evans
  • 35Young
  • 37Calvin
  • 38Twine

Shrewsbury

  • 25Burton
  • 31SmithSubstituted forWallaceat 53'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 24Hendry
  • 4Whitbread
  • 15GrimmerBooked at 50mins
  • 17OgogoBooked at 90mins
  • 8WellensSubstituted forColeat 53'minutes
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 3Sadler
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 19ManganSubstituted forJonesat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Grandison
  • 7Vassell
  • 22Clark
  • 29Cole
  • 30Jones
  • 33Rowley
  • 38Wallace
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
8,012

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Evans (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

Booking

James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 0. Jordan Young (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Brophy.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town).

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jake Evans (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. James Brophy (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jake Evans replaces Jamie Sendles-White.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Young replaces Ellis Iandolo.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Jamie Sendles-White (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town).

James Brophy (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Wallace (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Ethan Jones (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Callum Burton.

Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ethan Jones (Shrewsbury Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan462415782453787
2Burton4625101157372085
3Walsall4624121071492284
4Millwall462491373492481
5Bradford4623111255401580
6Barnsley462281670541674
7Scunthorpe4621111460471374
8Coventry4619121567491869
9Gillingham4619121571561569
10Rochdale461912156861769
11Sheff Utd461812166459566
12Port Vale461811175658-265
13Peterborough46196218273963
14Bury461612185673-1760
15Southend461611195864-659
16Swindon461611196471-759
17Oldham461218164458-1454
18Chesterfield46158235870-1253
19Fleetwood461215195256-451
20Shrewsbury461311225879-2150
21Doncaster461113224864-1646
22Blackpool461210244063-2346
23Colchester46913245799-4240
24Crewe46713264683-3734
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