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Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Shrewsbury moved five points clear of the League One relegation zone with a 2-0 win against play-off contenders Doncaster.

Josh Laurent and Tyrese Campbell were on target in the first half as the Shrews climbed to 17th in the table.

Both Fejiri Okenabirhie and Campbell forced fine early saves from Doncaster goalkeeper Marko Marosi before Shrewsbury's bright start was rewarded with an 18th-minute breakthrough.

The visitors were unable to clear a corner and Laurent found the corner of the net with a composed finish from the edge of the penalty area.

Campbell doubled Shrewsbury's advantage in the 35th minute. The Stoke loanee was picked out by Greg Docherty and finished coolly past Marosi for his third goal in as many games.

Doncaster, who remain sixth, pushed forward in search of a way back into the match in the second half.

Goalkeeper Steve Arnold saved from Mallik Wilks and the visitors were also unable to turn the ball home from a goalmouth scramble before Kieran Sadlier volleyed a late chance over the crossbar from close range.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 15Arnold
  • 13Bolton
  • 22WaterfallBooked at 11mins
  • 2Williams
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forGillieadat 81'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 42GrantBooked at 39mins
  • 3Haynes
  • 8Docherty
  • 11CampbellSubstituted forPayneat 64'minutes
  • 12OkenabirhieSubstituted forSearsat 70'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 18Gilliead
  • 20Amadi-Holloway
  • 27Sears
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 50Payne

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Marosi
  • 44Lewis
  • 31Downing
  • 12AndersonSubstituted forButlerat 28'minutes
  • 3AndrewBooked at 90mins
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forSadlierat 79'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10RoweBooked at 86mins
  • 7Wilks
  • 9Marquis
  • 18SmithSubstituted forCoppingerat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Butler
  • 17Blair
  • 19May
  • 22Sadlier
  • 26Coppinger
  • 33Jones
  • 38Greaves
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
5,394

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Lewis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Post update

    John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers).

  13. Booking

    Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mallik Wilks (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton34219467293872
2Barnsley341910559283167
3Sunderland331714259322765
4Portsmouth341711655361962
5Charlton34178950341659
6Doncaster33159959421754
7Peterborough341410105246652
8Fleetwood34139124536948
9Blackpool33121293429548
10Coventry34138133738-147
11Burton341110134241143
12Wycombe341110134248-643
13Southend34125174445-141
14Plymouth34118154554-941
15Accrington321011113443-941
16Scunthorpe34118154158-1741
17Shrewsbury34912133845-739
18Gillingham34116174557-1239
19Walsall34108163755-1838
20Oxford Utd34812144152-1136
21Bristol Rovers33810153137-634
22Rochdale3497184272-3034
23Bradford3496193855-1733
24Wimbledon3485212853-2529
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