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Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

Goals in each half from Greg Docherty and Fejiri Okenabirhie sealed victory for Shrewsbury against Plymouth.

A third win in four League One games moved the Shrews seven points clear of the bottom four, with the visitors five points from safety after a third defeat in four.

Argyle carried an early threat with top scorer Freddie Ladapo's effort deflected into the side netting.

Shrewsbury responded brightly with Docherty's low drive kept out at his near post by goalkeeper Matt Macey before he dealt with Luke Waterfall's long-range shot.

Ladapo then went even closer for Argyle when his shot struck the outside of the far post before Shrewsbury broke the deadlock in the 35th minute.

Docherty, on loan from Rangers, cut inside from the left and arrowed a low drive from 20 yards to the bottom corner of the net.

Okenabirhie doubled the lead as he grabbed a fifth goal in four games with a composed finish after breaking into the box.

Docherty almost stretched the home side's advantage when his powerful shot was tipped over the bar by Macey.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 15Arnold
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Waterfall
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 42GrantBooked at 45mins
  • 29NorburnSubstituted forGillieadat 56'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 8Docherty
  • 20Amadi-HollowaySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 81'minutes
  • 12OkenabirhieBooked at 89minsSubstituted forEisaat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 3Haynes
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18Gilliead
  • 21Eisa
  • 23Colkett
  • 27Sears

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22MooreSubstituted forRileyat 71'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 14Canavan
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 8FoxBooked at 40mins
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forCareyat 45'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 6Ness
  • 16GrantSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 10Carey
  • 13O'Keefe
  • 21Letheren
  • 24Grant
  • 35Jephcott
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
5,279

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Abobaker Eisa (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Abobaker Eisa replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Joe Riley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Joe Riley (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Riley (Plymouth Argyle).

Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Aaron Amadi-Holloway.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by James Bolton.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joe Riley replaces Tafari Moore.

Foul by Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Sunderland19117139182140
3Luton20115439211838
4Peterborough20115436241238
5Barnsley19105434191535
6Charlton1910453122934
7Doncaster209563026432
8Blackpool198742318531
9Coventry208572123-229
10Wycombe207762928128
11Accrington207762224-228
12Fleetwood207672821727
13Walsall207672128-727
14Southend2082102526-126
15Shrewsbury206682325-224
16Burton197392427-324
17Rochdale206592738-1123
18Gillingham2063112934-521
19Oxford Utd205692531-621
20Scunthorpe205692942-1321
21Bristol Rovers2045111721-417
22Plymouth2044122137-1616
23Wimbledon2042141430-1614
24Bradford2042141536-2114
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