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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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Kayne Ramsay.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town).

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jason Cummings replaces David Edwards.

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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