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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Freddie Ladapo was Shrewsbury's match-winner for the second successive game as his goal proved enough to beat fellow League One strugglers Oldham.

The on-loan Crystal Palace striker - who spent the first half of the season on loan at Oldham - headed home from close range midway through the second half to lift Shrewsbury out of the relegation zone.

Shrewsbury made much of the early running, with Joe Riley volleying Gary Deegan's corner over the bar and Alex Rodman also trying his luck with an effort for the hosts which was too high.

Shrewsbury thought they had made the breakthrough after 31 minutes when Ladapo turned in a cross from the right from Shaun Whalley, but the home side's joy was cut short when the effort was eventually disallowed by referee Mark Haywood.

Deegan's 25-yard drive was then held by visiting keeper Connor Ripley before Whalley drilled a shot from the edge of the penalty area narrowly over.

Oldham found first-half chances in short supply, although Ryan Flynn did see an early run end with an effort which was blocked.

The Latics had a fine chance just past the hour but Billy McKay hooked narrowly wide from close range from Aaron Amadi-Holloway's knockdown.

Shrewsbury grabbed the winner in the 68th minute when Ladapo looped in a header from close range after impressive defender Aristote Nsiala headed on a Riley corner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Riley
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forMorrisat 88'minutes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 3Sadler
  • 23Rodman
  • 8Ogogo
  • 18Deegan
  • 12Brown
  • 27RobertsSubstituted forEl-Abdat 77'minutes
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 14Grimmer
  • 15Smith
  • 16Morris
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd
  • 32Anderson
  • 37Barnett

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 16DummiganSubstituted forBanksat 58'minutes
  • 5GerrardBooked at 80mins
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 44mins
  • 4Wilson
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 2Law
  • 24FaneBooked at 24mins
  • 7Flynn
  • 9MckaySubstituted forErwinat 71'minutes
  • 14NgooSubstituted forHollowayat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Reckord
  • 8Banks
  • 10Holloway
  • 13Kettings
  • 15Edmundson
  • 19Erwin
  • 28Green
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
5,537

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Hand ball by Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town).

Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bryn Morris replaces Shaun Whalley.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Adam El-Abd replaces George Waring.

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Josh Law.

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

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Erwin replaces Billy McKay.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Aristote Nsiala with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Attempt missed. Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Oliver Banks replaces Cameron Dummigan because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aaron Holloway replaces Michael Ngoo.

Delay in match Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd28176553322157
2Scunthorpe27167453262755
3Bolton26155635191650
4Fleetwood27137740291146
5Bradford281113434231146
6Rochdale27143104136545
7Southend2711973934542
8Peterborough2611874031941
9Millwall2711794240240
10Bristol Rovers28116114750-339
11Wimbledon2791083833537
12Oxford Utd27107103430437
13Walsall2791083335-237
14Charlton2681263326736
15Port Vale2688102939-1032
16MK Dons2687113437-331
17Gillingham2787123443-931
18Northampton2886143948-930
19Swindon2878132741-1429
20Shrewsbury2877142740-1328
21Bury2875164355-1226
22Chesterfield2875162845-1726
23Oldham26410121328-1522
24Coventry2749142339-1621
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