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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Blackpool

Jon Nolan's goal early in the second half proved enough to give Shrewsbury a hard-earned win against Blackpool.

The midfielder's 54th-minute effort kept Paul Hurst's side flying high in second place in the League One table.

Shrewsbury started brightly in a first half of few chances at either end, with winger Alex Rodman's early shot deflected wide of the near post before Nolan, set up by James Bolton, fired over the bar from 25 yards.

Blackpool also found clear opportunities hard to come by, although the lively Viv Solomon-Otabor went close, firing wide after a strong run from the halfway line.

The visitors went close just after the restart but Nathan Delfouneso, having been played in by Sean Longstaff's pass, drilled wide of the near post.

Shrewsbury made the breakthrough nine minutes into the second half when midfielder Nolan ran at the Blackpool defence and fired home a low shot from 20 yards.

Substitute Armand Gnanduillet headed a near post corner wide as Blackpool chased an equaliser while at the other end Bolton nodded Shaun Whalley's corner wide as Shrewsbury added three more points to their tally.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Beckles
  • 5Sadler
  • 16MorrisSubstituted forGodfreyat 78'minutes
  • 7Whalley
  • 20Nolan
  • 8Ogogo
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forPayneat 88'minutes
  • 9MorrisBooked at 81minsSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 4Godfrey
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 45Payne

Blackpool

  • 26Allsop
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Robertson
  • 16TiltBooked at 45mins
  • 23Daniel
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 44SpearingBooked at 82mins
  • 14RyanSubstituted forGnanduilletat 70'minutes
  • 15LongstaffSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 70'minutes
  • 24Cooke
  • 30DelfounesoSubstituted forQuigleyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 6Aimson
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 27Quigley
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,620

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Blackpool 0.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool).

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ryan Allsop.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Carlton Morris because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Alex Rodman.

Delay in match Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

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

Attempt saved. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Scott Quigley replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Booking

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ben Godfrey replaces Bryn Morris.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

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

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool).

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

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Sean Longstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Jimmy Ryan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan21153342123048
2Shrewsbury21135328141444
3Blackburn21134439192043
4Bradford2213363526942
5Scunthorpe22116528171139
6Charlton2110562926335
7Portsmouth2211292724335
8Oxford Utd228773527831
9Rotherham2293103632430
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall217772930-128
12Southend227782534-928
13Fleetwood217682932-327
14Blackpool227692730-327
15Oldham227693640-427
16Bristol Rovers2290133340-727
17MK Dons226882532-726
18Doncaster2266102227-524
19Gillingham225892025-523
20Northampton2264121838-2022
21Rochdale214982328-521
22Plymouth2256111831-1321
23Wimbledon2155111526-1120
24Bury2145121929-1017
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