The FA Cup - First Round
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Shrewsbury Town 5-0 Aldershot Town

League One leaders Shrewsbury eased through to the second round of the FA Cup with an easy win against Aldershot.

Goals from Alex Rodman, Shaun Whalley, Stefan Payne, Arthur Gnahoua and Carlton Morris wrapped up victory for Paul Hurst's side.

Shrewsbury had already gone close by the time they took the lead. Payne's header was well saved by Mark Smith, diving low to his right and then Smith did well to take the ball off Payne as the striker tried to round him.

But goalkeeper Smith was eventually beaten in the 20th minute as Rodman, a former Aldershot player, squeezed in a far-post header from Joe Riley's cross from the right.

Shrewsbury doubled their lead four minutes later with Whalley converting a penalty after Rodman was brought down by Smith.

Fabien Robert went closest to reducing the arrears for the National League visitors just before the break but fired wide after a strong run.

Shrewsbury then scored three times in seven minutes midway through the second half.

Payne turned in his eighth goal of the season after being set up by Whalley in the 62nd minute before subs Gnahoua and Morris also got in on the act.

Gnahoua swept a Rodman cross high into the net before Norwich loanee Morris was sent clear by Whalley to fire a fifth high into the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 2RileyBooked at 45mins
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Beckles
  • 4Godfrey
  • 7Whalley
  • 16Morris
  • 20NolanSubstituted forGnahouaat 44'minutes
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forMorrisat 67'minutes
  • 45PayneSubstituted forDoddsat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Morris
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 13Bolton
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 17Adams
  • 31Gregory

Aldershot

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Smith
  • 3Alexander
  • 22ReynoldsSubstituted forFowlerat 69'minutes
  • 5Evans
  • 19McDonnell
  • 8OyelekeSubstituted forGallagherat 69'minutes
  • 17Kellerman
  • 7FenelonSubstituted forRoweat 69'minutes
  • 26Robert
  • 11Mensah
  • 9Rendell

Substitutes

  • 13Skinner
  • 14Okojie
  • 16Gallagher
  • 18Rowe
  • 20Arthur
  • 21Fowler
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,859

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 5, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 5, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

  4. Post update

    Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Godfrey (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

  9. Post update

    Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fabien Robert (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Jim Kellerman (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Stefan Payne.

  15. Post update

    Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Ben Godfrey.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

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