League One
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Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Chesterfield

Adam El-Abd
Adam El-Abd's winner gave Shrewsbury their first league win of the season

Skipper Adam El-Abd headed a late winner as Shrewsbury beat Chesterfield 2-1 to pick up their first League One win of the season.

The hosts started brightly, with on-loan Stoke winger Moha Choulay's fine run and pass setting up an early chance for Ivan Toney which the striker fired wide of the near post.

But Chesterfield, having collected seven points from their opening three league games, struck first when Jay O'Shea drove confidently home from 15 yards in the 14th minute.

Gboly Ariyibi almost doubled the Spireites' lead shortly afterwards, but his low shot was well turned around the near post by goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.

Shrewsbury responded well and equalised with their first league goal of the season after 24 minutes as Choulay's corner from the right was headed in by left-back Junior Brown.

Chesterfield ended the half strongly with Leutwiler saving well from both Dan Gardner and O'Shea.

Ched Evans went close for the visitors after the break with a 30-yard free-kick which Leutwiler did well to save before Shrewsbury grabbed the winner six minutes from time when central defender El-Abd powerfully headed in Jim O'Brien's corner from the right.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Riley
  • 24El-AbdBooked at 85mins
  • 4McGivernBooked at 62mins
  • 12BrownBooked at 70mins
  • 22El OuriachiSubstituted forJonesat 59'minutes
  • 6Black
  • 18Deegan
  • 11O'Brien
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forDoddsat 65'minutes
  • 9ToneyBooked at 81minsSubstituted forWaringat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lancashire
  • 8Ogogo
  • 10Dodds
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 27Waring
  • 30Jones

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 2McGinn
  • 4Hird
  • 5Liddle
  • 6EvattBooked at 90mins
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Donohue
  • 7GardnerBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMorrisonat 87'minutes
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forDennisat 90+3'minutes
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 16Raglan
  • 17Dimaio
  • 20Dennis
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons
  • 27Maguire
  • 30Morrison
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
4,936

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Chesterfield 1.

Attempt missed. Dion Donohue (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. George Waring (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jim O'Brien (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town).

Jon Nolan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Kristian Dennis replaces Jay O'Shea.

Foul by George Waring (Shrewsbury Town).

Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Curtis Morrison replaces Dan Gardner.

Ethan Jones (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Chesterfield 1. Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jim O'Brien with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. George Waring replaces Ivan Toney.

Booking

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town).

Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

Booking

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton440073412
2Scunthorpe4310124810
3Bradford431062410
4Chesterfield42117437
5Charlton42116427
6Port Vale42113127
7MK Dons42115417
8Millwall42118807
9Swindon42114407
10Gillingham421168-27
11Peterborough42029636
12Fleetwood41216515
13Oldham412113-25
14Bury41123304
15Northampton40402204
16Southend411256-14
17Walsall411245-14
18Bristol Rovers411257-24
19Oxford Utd411246-24
20Shrewsbury411225-34
21Coventry402214-32
22Rochdale401336-31
23Wimbledon401337-41
24Sheff Utd401327-51
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