Ian Sharps netted the only goal as Shrewsbury strengthened their hopes of a top-three finish and consigned Burton to their 13th game without a win.

Romaine Sawyers and Marvin Morgan both had chances to break the deadlock in a quiet first half.

Defender Sharps notched his second goal of the season shortly after the break when he headed in Mark Wright's inviting corner.

And James Collins saw his effort denied by Andrew Corbett's goalline clearance.

Shrewsbury, who are a point clear of fourth-placed Cheltenham, have now equalled their club record of going 26 home games unbeaten in all competitions.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Burton manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

"We put in a rugged performance and we had to defend well at times. I felt the commitment was there and I can't be disheartened by that.

"We didn't cause them that many problems, nor has anyone in the last 26 games they've had here.

"So there's no disgrace in losing to this kind of quality, especially on their own home ground.

"I would've liked to have seen us put up a little bit more attacking, but the commitment was there, so I'm not going to be too disheartened."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 21 McLaughlin
  • 07 Wright
  • 14 Richards
  • 19 McAllister
  • 26 Sawyers (Taylor - 46' )
  • 09 Collins (Gornell - 88' )
  • 10 Morgan

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 08 Wroe
  • 23 Taylor
  • 24 Gornell

Burton Albion

  • 23 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 04 Stanton (Austin - 63' )
  • 08 Corbett
  • 33 Ada
  • 13 Taylor Booked
  • 17 Phillips Booked
  • 22 Dyer
  • 24 Harriott (Bolder - 75' Booked )
  • 09 Richards (Yussuf - 81' )
  • 10 Zola

Substitutes

  • 15 Austin
  • 11 Palmer
  • 21 Gurrieri
  • 26 Bolder
  • 12 Yussuf
Ref: Miller
Att: 5,840

Match Stats

Shots

15 7

On target

7 4

Corners

13 3

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:35 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:11

Shot by Mark Wright from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

90:00 +2:38

Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:38 Booking

Booking Adam Bolder is given a yellow card.

90:00 +2:30

Adam Bolder challenges Ian Sharps unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +1:15

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Phillips by Conor McLaughlin results in a free kick. Jack Dyer has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Chris Neal.

89:25

Unfair challenge on Cleveland Taylor by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Jack Dyer fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Chris Neal.

87:23

Clearance made by Calvin Zola.

87:23 Substitution

Substitution James Collins goes off and Terry Gornell comes on.

87:23

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line played to the near post,

86:12 Booking

Booking Jimmy Phillips shown a yellow card.

86:02

Matthew Richards fouled by Jimmy Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.

83:11

Unfair challenge on David McAllister by Jack Dyer results in a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the free kick, Mark Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Austin.

82:11

David McAllister takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a comfortable save.

80:16 Substitution

Substitution Justin Richards leaves the field to be replaced by Adi Yussuf.

77:36

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line.

76:17

Corner taken by Mark Wright, Effort from deep inside the area by James Collins misses to the right of the target.

75:13

The ball is sent over by Jon Taylor, clearance made by Andrew Corbett.

74:46 Substitution

Substitution Matty Harriott goes off and Adam Bolder comes on.

74:17

The ball is sent over by Marvin Morgan, Mark Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Atkins.

72:37

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Wright, Close range effort by Jermaine Grandison goes over the bar.

72:28

Centre by James Collins, Andrew Corbett makes a clearance.

71:23

The ball is delivered by Mark Wright, Aaron Webster makes a clearance.

71:04

Joe Jacobson delivers the ball, clearance by Ryan Austin.

70:46

Jon Taylor crosses the ball.

70:03

The ball is crossed by Jon Taylor.

69:07

The ball is swung over by Justin Richards, Close range header by Calvin Zola misses to the right of the target.

68:48

A cross is delivered by Mark Wright, save made by Ross Atkins.

67:51

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright to the near post, Calvin Zola makes a clearance.

66:41

Unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan by Jack Dyer results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

64:34

A cross is delivered by Joe Jacobson, Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.

62:23 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Stanton goes off and Ryan Austin comes on.

62:23 Booking

Booking Cleveland Taylor goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

62:11

Unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson by Cleveland Taylor results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Wright.

59:49

Corner taken left-footed by Mark Wright, clearance made by Justin Richards.

59:16

David McAllister takes a shot. Nathan Stanton gets a block in.

58:30

The offside flag is raised against Justin Richards. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Neal.

57:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark Wright. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

56:55

James Collins fouled by Nathan Stanton, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the indirect free kick.

56:40

James Collins takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Stanton.

55:47

Corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer, clearance made by James Collins.

55:18

Centre by Jon Taylor.

54:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Taylor by Aaron Webster. Conor McLaughlin takes the free kick.

52:08

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Calvin Zola results in a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.

50:44

Assist on the goal came from Mark Wright.

50:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Ian Sharps - Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Burton Ian Sharps scores a headed goal from close in. Shrewsbury 1-0 Burton Albion.

50:18

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright,

47:51

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright, Andrew Corbett manages to make a clearance.

47:46

James Collins sends in a cross, Patrick Ada manages to make a clearance.

47:40

A cross is delivered by Mark Wright.

46:13

Corner taken by Jack Dyer, clearance by Jermaine Grandison.

45:19

Shot from just outside the box by Calvin Zola misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jon Taylor on for Romaine Sawyers.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:14

Patrick Ada concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins. Matthew Richards crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Aaron Webster.

43:53

The ball is delivered by Joe Jacobson, clearance by Patrick Ada.

41:43

A cross is delivered by Marvin Morgan, Nathan Stanton makes a clearance.

37:15

Matthew Richards takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Ross Atkins.

37:02

Marvin Morgan crosses the ball, clearance made by Andrew Corbett.

36:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Calvin Zola. Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.

33:59

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

32:22

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, Jermaine Grandison has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

31:42

Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

31:00

Justin Richards has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

29:41

Unfair challenge on Conor McLaughlin by Jimmy Phillips results in a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

29:31

Joe Jacobson crosses the ball, clearance by Aaron Webster.

28:45

Cleveland Taylor delivers the ball.

28:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McAllister by Matty Harriott. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

26:39

Unfair challenge on Jack Dyer by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

25:29

Corner taken by Marvin Morgan, Marvin Morgan has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

25:21

Marvin Morgan crosses the ball.

24:35

Centre by Joe Jacobson, Marvin Morgan has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

21:21

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Stanton. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

20:53

Matty Harriott takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

19:43

Marvin Morgan challenges Andrew Corbett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

17:47

The referee blows for offside against James Collins. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

17:08

Calvin Zola is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

16:03

Jimmy Phillips produces a cross, Conor McLaughlin manages to make a clearance.

12:47

Justin Richards delivers the ball, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

11:13

Short corner taken by Jack Dyer.

10:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wright, clearance by Aaron Webster.

9:30

Jermaine Grandison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Free kick taken by Aaron Webster.

8:16

A cross is delivered by Jimmy Phillips, clearance made by Ian Sharps.

7:17

Calvin Zola is penalised for a handball. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

6:53

Romaine Sawyers concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Dyer. Patrick Ada takes the free kick.

5:15

Marvin Morgan fouled by Matty Harriott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Jacobson, Patrick Ada makes a clearance.

3:14

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Richards, Ian Sharps produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

2:49

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ian Sharps.

1:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan by Nathan Stanton. Matthew Richards takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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