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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Southend United

Shrewsbury moved three points clear at the top of League One with victory over Southend.

Jon Nolan's goal midway through the first half means Paul Hurst's side have now won six and drawn one of seven league games this season.

Shrewsbury started well and the prolific Stefan Payne twice went close in the early stages. A header from Shaun Whalley's free-kick was well saved by goalkeeper Mark Oxley before the powerful striker ran from the halfway line and fired the ball against the far post.

Southend, without a win since beating Blackburn on the opening day of the season, responded with a long-range shot from Stephen McLaughlin which was kept out by Dean Henderson before Jason Demetriou's 25 yard free-kick drifted just wide.

The breakthrough Shrewsbury wanted arrived in the 23rd minute as midfielder Nolan burst into the box and linked well with Payne before firing in his first goal for the club since a summer move from Chesterfield.

Southend pushed forward in search of an equaliser in the second half, with Michael Timlin and Ryan Leonard both just off target from close range.

The visitors were then denied a late leveller when sub Simon Cox's header was brilliantly kept out by Henderson at full stretch as Shrewsbury's impressive start continued.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 2Riley
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12BrownBooked at 58mins
  • 4Godfrey
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 90mins
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20NolanSubstituted forDoddsat 82'minutes
  • 23RodmanBooked at 14mins
  • 45PayneSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 9Morris
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams

Southend

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Oxley
  • 42Bwomono
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 5FerdinandBooked at 63mins
  • 24Demetriou
  • 18LeonardBooked at 77mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forCoxat 79'minutes
  • 17McGlashanSubstituted forRobinsonat 70'minutes
  • 9Fortuné
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forBridgeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hendrie
  • 10Cox
  • 12Ba
  • 19Bridge
  • 20Klass
  • 22Smith
  • 31Robinson
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,129

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 0.

  3. Booking

    Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Post update

    Jack Bridge (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

  8. Post update

    Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jack Bridge (Southend United).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Jack Bridge replaces Michael Timlin.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Jon Nolan.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

  19. Post update

    Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Simon Cox replaces Dru Yearwood.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury7610104619
2Peterborough7511157816
3Charlton75021310315
4Bradford7421149514
5Blackpool7421117414
6Wigan6411113813
7Fleetwood6411117413
8Oxford Utd7331125712
9Rotherham7403159612
10Blackburn6402116512
11Scunthorpe733183512
12Bristol Rovers73041215-39
13Portsmouth722379-28
14Walsall72231014-48
15MK Dons721449-57
16Doncaster713379-26
17Northampton6204611-56
18Rochdale7133510-56
19Southend7133713-66
20Wimbledon712448-45
21Oldham71151016-64
22Bury7115814-64
23Plymouth7115613-74
24Gillingham7034511-63
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