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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Doncaster Rovers

Shrewsbury Town captain Dave Edwards headed the only goal of the game to beat Doncaster Rovers and secure a first League One victory of 2020.

The former Wales international struck 14 minutes from time to settle the game in Shrewsbury's favour.

Former Hibernian midfielder Josh Vela, making his Shrewsbury debut, fired a shot off target and then his corner posed problems for Doncaster before goalkeeper Seny Dieng claimed the ball on the line.

Ben Sheaf had Doncaster's first chance but fired over and then on the stroke of half-time Jacob Ramsey drove a shot straight at Shrewsbury goalkeeper Max O'Leary.

Ben Whiteman's curling effort was well saved by O'Leary early in the second half and then Ramsey cracked a shot from 20 yards against a post for the visitors.

Conor McAleny's shot was well stopped by Dieng and Aaron Pierre's volley was deflected wide as Shrewsbury pushed for a breakthrough.

The winner arrived in the 76th minute as Callum Lang's cross from the right was headed home by midfielder Edwards.

Doncaster chased a late equaliser and O'Leary saved well with his legs to deny Cameron John.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 21Ramsay
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Pierre
  • 6Beckles
  • 9LangBooked at 90mins
  • 20VelaSubstituted forWalkerat 82'minutes
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forCummingsat 82'minutes
  • 18McAlenySubstituted forGossat 63'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 23Udoh

Substitutes

  • 3Golbourne
  • 5Williams
  • 15Walker
  • 17Love
  • 22Goss
  • 35Cummings
  • 43Burgoyne

Doncaster

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Wright
  • 4Anderson
  • 32John
  • 6SheafSubstituted forGomesat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Whiteman
  • 14Ramsey
  • 44Cole
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 31EnnisSubstituted forSadlierat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Sadlier
  • 10Taylor
  • 12Gomes
  • 13Jones
  • 15Baptiste
  • 16Amos
  • 17Blair
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,672

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Booking

Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Ramsey (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Kayne Ramsay.

Devante Cole (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Max O'Leary.

Attempt saved. Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman with a through ball.

Jacob Ramsey (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jason Cummings replaces David Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Brad Walker replaces Josh Vela.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Madger Gomes replaces Ben Sheaf.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joe Wright.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 0. David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Lang.

Attempt missed. Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers).

Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kieran Sadlier replaces Niall Ennis.

Attempt blocked. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kayne Ramsay with a headed pass.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jon Taylor replaces James Coppinger.

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Goss.

Attempt missed. Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Callum Lang.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sean Goss replaces Conor McAleny because of an injury.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham32186858332560
2Coventry311612345291660
3Wycombe3317884437759
4Sunderland32169745261957
5Peterborough331671065392655
6Fleetwood31159747351254
7Portsmouth31158845311453
8Ipswich331410945321352
9Oxford Utd32149953341951
10Gillingham33121473930950
11Doncaster321391047321548
12Burton321210104544146
13Bristol Rovers32119123545-1042
14Accrington32109134648-239
15Lincoln City34116174144-339
16Blackpool31911113939038
17Shrewsbury31911112636-1038
18MK Dons32106163442-836
19Rochdale3296173653-1733
20Wimbledon33710163751-1431
21Tranmere3158182956-2723
22Southend3337233582-4716
23Bolton3058172462-3811
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