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Shrewsbury Town 3-1 Peterborough United

Shrewsbury impressively hit back from a goal down to beat Peterborough but will have to settle for a place in the play-offs after Blackburn sealed automatic promotion.

Gwion Edwards gave Posh a half-time lead but Omar Beckles, Stefan Payne and Lenell John-Lewis completed the fightback for Paul Hurst's third-placed side.

Peterborough, needing a win to keep alive their play-off challenge, took the lead on 14th minutes when Edwards cut in from the left to drill in a low 20-yard shot.

Craig MacGillivray made an excellent save from Leonardo Da Silva Lopes early in the second half before the hosts pulled level in the 59th minute. Posh were unable to clear a corner and defender Beckles fired home on the turn.

After Peterborough striker Danny Lloyd was then denied by a goalline clearance, Shrewsbury went ahead on 73 minutes when top scorer Payne pounced on an error from Jack Baldwin to fire home his 14th goal of the season.

Then substitute John-Lewis, set up by Arthur Gnahoua, produced a confident finish in stoppage time to complete a good night's work for Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury are guaranteed to finish in third place - their highest finish in 29 years - with two games of the campaign remaining.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Hendrie
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Beckles
  • 3Lowe
  • 16Morris
  • 4GodfreyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRileyat 60'minutes
  • 21EisaBooked at 36minsSubstituted forGnahouaat 85'minutes
  • 19Jones
  • 10Thomas
  • 45PayneSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Henderson
  • 2Riley
  • 9Morris
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 23Rodman

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 27Taylor
  • 6Baldwin
  • 3Hughes
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 20DoughtyBooked at 52mins
  • 42GrantBooked at 4mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 37CooperSubstituted forMoriasat 78'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 15Ward

Substitutes

  • 2Shephard
  • 8Forrester
  • 16Morias
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 32Freestone
  • 40Tyler
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
4,666

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Peterborough United 1.

Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Peterborough United 1. Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arthur Gnahoua.

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Arthur Gnahoua replaces Abobaker Eisa.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

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

Booking

Junior Morias (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hendrie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Junior Morias (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Sam Jones (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Junior Morias replaces George Cooper.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Stefan Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Peterborough United 1. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Sam Jones (Shrewsbury Town).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

George Cooper (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Attempt saved. Abobaker Eisa (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

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

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Joe Riley replaces Ben Godfrey.

goal

As It Stood

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2Blackburn442712580384293
3Shrewsbury442511859372286
4Rotherham442371471512076
5Charlton441911145750768
6Scunthorpe4317161060491167
7Plymouth431811145451365
8Portsmouth44196195555063
9Peterborough441613156658861
10Bradford43187185563-861
11Blackpool441514155953659
12Southend441611175662-659
13Bristol Rovers44169195965-657
14Doncaster431315155251154
15Fleetwood44159205766-954
16Oxford Utd441411195863-553
17Gillingham441216164452-852
18Wimbledon431311194455-1150
19Rochdale441018164755-848
20Walsall431212195163-1248
21Oldham441115185673-1748
22Northampton441210224174-3346
23MK Dons441012224267-2542
24Bury44711263869-3132
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