FA Cup - First Round
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Shrewsbury Town 3-0 Barnet

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FA Cup: Shrewsbury 3-0 Barnet highlights

Shrewsbury cruised into the FA Cup second round with a home victory over Barnet.

First-half goals from Mat Sadler and Ajay Leitch-Smith set the Shrews on their way before Jack Grimmer added a third after half-time.

Barnet carried an early threat from set-pieces, and central defender Bira Dembele twice went close in quick succession, forcing a save from goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler at his near post before heading another Curtis Weston corner just wide.

Shrewsbury took the lead in the 27th minute when defender Sadler reacted quickest to turn in the rebound after Jim O'Brien's 20-yard free-kick came back off the crossbar.

The League One side doubled their advantage five minutes later as Leitch-Smith headed in a left-wing cross from strike partner Ivan Toney.

Leitch-Smith was then denied by a sharp save low to his left from goalkeeper Jamie Stephens, but Grimmer made the game safe.

Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst: "A clean sheet is something we've not had and a win at home - and just a win generally.

"I thought they started off a little nervous in truth, but particularly when we went 2-0 up I thought suddenly you saw a different set of players, or some of them certainly, and looked a threat."

"When you're a team that hasn't won for so long, I think we have to be very pleased.

"We're not getting carried away but enjoy today and hopefully we'll have more of those feelings as we move forward."

Barnet manager Martin Allen: "We started very well and had several good chances to take the lead but they didn't get converted and then on their first attack they score, so that was particularly disappointing.

"It looked like every time they went forward they did score, whereas we dominated the game without keeping too much possession.

"The game was played more often than not in their half but we weren't able to convert chances.

"I thought the players had a good committed performance but we certainly were lacking in the final third."

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14Grimmer
  • 3Sadler
  • 24El-Abd
  • 12Brown
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forWhalleyat 83'minutes
  • 8OgogoBooked at 47mins
  • 18Deegan
  • 11O'Brien
  • 9ToneySubstituted forWaringat 85'minutes
  • 20Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 4McGivern
  • 5Lancashire
  • 7Whalley
  • 15Smith
  • 16Sarcevic
  • 21Halstead
  • 27Waring

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 3JohnsonSubstituted forGambinat 45'minutes
  • 4DembéléBooked at 66mins
  • 6NelsonBooked at 16mins
  • 5N'Gala
  • 32Vilhete
  • 8Weston
  • 20ChampionSubstituted forWatsonat 46'minutes
  • 17Muggleton
  • 19Akpa-Akpro
  • 22TomlinsonBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAmaluzorat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 11Gambin
  • 12Vickers
  • 15Sesay
  • 16Taylor
  • 23Nicholls
  • 30Amaluzor
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,120

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Barnet 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Barnet 0.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Shrewsbury Town).

Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Justin Amaluzor (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Michael Nelson (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. George Waring replaces Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Louis Dodds.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town).

Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

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

Foul by Sam Muggleton (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Junior Brown.

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

Foul by Justin Amaluzor (Barnet).

Booking

Bira Dembélé (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Bira Dembélé (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bira Dembélé (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

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