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Bristol Rovers 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

Substitute Alex Rodman scored a late winner as Shrewsbury beat Bristol Rovers to move back into the automatic promotion places in League One.

Rodman, who replaced Nathan Thomas with 16 minutes remaining, produced a brilliant solo run on the left into Rovers box and saw his 88th-minute cross-shot from a narrow angle go in at the far post.

The visitors had taken a 62nd-minute lead when left-back Omar Beckles rose above his markers in a crowded box to nod home Shaun Whalley's free-kick.

But three minutes later Rovers were level as right-back Joe Partington collected a Liam Sercombe pass on the edge of the box and fired low past unsighted Shrews goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray.

Both sides improved after the break and produced an exciting finale to what had been a forgettable clash.

The best chance of a poor first half fell to Shrewsbury striker Carlton Morris, who volleyed wide from six yards out when Aristote Nsiala headed a Whalley free-kick across goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 16Broadbent
  • 25Craig
  • 20BolaSubstituted forNicholsat 90+1'minutes
  • 14LinesBooked at 62mins
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forBennettat 56'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 24Sinclair
  • 9Harrison
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forMensahat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 3Brown
  • 6Sweeney
  • 11Nichols
  • 18Telford
  • 23Mensah
  • 26Bennett

Shrewsbury

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 4Godfrey
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forJonesat 83'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20Nolan
  • 10ThomasSubstituted forRodmanat 74'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forPayneat 74'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 3Lowe
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 16Morris
  • 19Jones
  • 23Rodman
  • 30Rowley
  • 45Payne
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
9,380

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Marc Bola.

Booking

Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 2. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Marc Bola.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sam Jones replaces Shaun Whalley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Bernard Mensah replaces Rory Gaffney.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Alex Rodman replaces Nathan Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Carlton Morris.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Sercombe.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc Bola (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 0, Shrewsbury Town 1. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Whalley following a set piece situation.

Booking

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Nathan Thomas (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Ollie Clarke.

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Godfrey (Shrewsbury Town).

Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Shrewsbury Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol Rovers 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury29187439211861
3Blackburn30178554292559
4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
9Portsmouth30134133635143
10Oxford Utd30118114745241
11Plymouth31118123539-441
12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Wimbledon2997132833-534
19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury2956182244-2221
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