Shrewsbury continued their push for League Two promotion with a comfortable victory over Cheltenham.

The Shrews got off to the perfect start when James Collins teed up Nicky Wroe to fire home in the first minute.

Luke Summerfield had the visitors best chance but his free header was straight at Shrewsbury goalkeeper Chris Neal.

Robins keeper Jack Butland then gifted the hosts their second when he fumbled John Taylor's cross, allowing Terry Gornell to slot into an empty net.

Following this result, Shrewsbury have moved up into an automatic promotion position, whilst Cheltenham remain in the play-off places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town boss Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's a great result especially particularly after the performance at Plymouth.

"Just recently our starts haven't been that clever but I thought we were right out of the blocks and got a goal in that period.

"We always looked dangerous on the break.

"All in all it was a good night's work."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"It wasn't the start we wanted but the game plan didn't go out the window. For 55 minutes I thought we were the better team.

"It didn't go for us in front of goal and chances didn't go our way but I'm really pleased with the attitude of the players.

"All I'm asking for is eight more performances like that and the willingness to work for each other.

"It's important we dust ourselves down for Oxford on Saturday."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff Booked
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 14 Richards
  • 19 McAllister
  • 23 Taylor
  • 09 Collins
  • 24 Gornell (Morgan - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 21 McLaughlin
  • 26 Sawyers
  • 10 Morgan

Cheltenham

  • 12 Butland
  • 02 Lowe
  • 06 Elliott Booked
  • 15 Bennett
  • 19 Garbutt Booked (McGlashan - 76' )
  • 22 Jombati
  • 07 Pack (Duffy - 72' )
  • 16 Penn Booked
  • 25 Summerfield Booked
  • 14 Spencer
  • 23 Mohamed (Low - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Low
  • 11 Smikle
  • 20 McGlashan
  • 09 Duffy
  • 10 Goulding
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 5,705

Match Stats

Shots

13 14

On target

5 4

Corners

0 6

Fouls

11 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:17 Booking

Booking Russell Penn booked for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:55

Russell Penn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison. Free kick taken by Jon Taylor.

90:00 +1:12

James Spencer takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

90:00 +0:14

Outswinging corner taken by Joshua Low from the right by-line.

89:04

The ball is crossed by Jon Taylor, save by Jack Butland.

88:41 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

87:41 Booking

Booking Steve Elliott receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

87:23

Unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan by Steve Elliott results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

85:41

Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

85:41 Substitution

Substitution Terry Gornell leaves the field to be replaced by Marvin Morgan.

85:41

Foul by James Spencer on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, free kick awarded.

85:00

Centre by Joshua Low.

84:21

Corner taken right-footed by Joshua Low from the left by-line, Terry Gornell manages to make a clearance.

84:01

The ball is swung over by Keith Lowe, Jermaine Grandison makes a clearance.

81:17

Jermaine McGlashan concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

79:53

Joshua Low concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Grandison. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Neal.

78:22

Effort from outside the penalty box by Mark Wright goes wide left of the target.

76:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Spencer on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Neal.

76:14

The ball is crossed by Terry Gornell.

75:01 Substitution

Substitution Kaid Mohamed goes off and Joshua Low comes on.

75:01 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine McGlashan comes on in place of Luke Garbutt.

73:58

Kaid Mohamed concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Grandison. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

73:31

The referee gives a free kick against James Collins for handball. Jack Butland takes the indirect free kick.

71:40 Substitution

Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Darryl Duffy coming on for Marlon Pack.

71:22

James Spencer produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

70:42

A cross is delivered by Sido Jombati.

67:54

Sido Jombati gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Richards. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

66:33

Effort on goal by Russell Penn from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

65:06

Indirect free kick taken by Chris Neal.

65:06 Booking

Booking Luke Garbutt receives a caution.

64:44

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Luke Garbutt results in a free kick.

61:27

Jermaine Grandison takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland. Mark Wright takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.

59:51

Unfair challenge on David McAllister by Luke Summerfield results in a free kick. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

59:35

Jon Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Jack Butland.

58:03

Shot on goal by Kaid Mohamed from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

56:29

The assist for the goal came from Jon Taylor.

56:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Terry Gornell - Shrewsbury 2 - 0 Cheltenham Goal scored by Terry Gornell from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 2-0 Cheltenham.

56:19

A cross is delivered by Jon Taylor,

55:12

Centre by Terry Gornell, Keith Lowe manages to make a clearance.

54:14

Marlon Pack restarts play with the free kick.

54:14 Booking

Booking Shane Cansdell-Sherriff is booked.

53:50

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff challenges James Spencer unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53:37

Keith Lowe delivers the ball, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff makes a clearance.

53:00

Unfair challenge on Keith Lowe by Terry Gornell results in a free kick. Luke Garbutt restarts play with the free kick.

51:53

Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

51:14

The ball is swung over by Sido Jombati.

49:31

Luke Summerfield fouled by Mark Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Butland.

49:09

Jon Taylor produces a cross, clearance by Marlon Pack.

46:34

The ball is swung over by Mark Wright.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:37

Effort from deep inside the area by Mark Wright misses to the right of the target.

44:05

The ball is crossed by Sido Jombati.

42:56

Jermaine Grandison sends in a cross, David McAllister takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland. James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Butland. Jack Butland restarts play with the free kick.

41:18

James Spencer fouled by David McAllister, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Garbutt shoots direct from the free kick. Luke Garbutt takes a shot. Corner taken by Luke Garbutt from the right by-line, Nicky Wroe makes a clearance. Jermaine Grandison takes a shot.

40:12

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Garbutt from the left by-line.

39:40

James Collins takes a shot. Save by Jack Butland.

39:25

The ball is delivered by Luke Garbutt, clearance made by Mark Wright.

38:18

The ball is crossed by James Collins, clearance made by Steve Elliott.

36:20

James Spencer takes a shot.

35:07

James Spencer takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

33:01

Marlon Pack fouled by David McAllister, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Butland takes the indirect free kick.

32:05

Unfair challenge on Ian Sharps by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

31:31

James Spencer fouled by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, the ref awards a free kick. Marlon Pack has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

30:04

Jon Taylor delivers the ball.

28:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Spencer by Matthew Richards. Luke Garbutt takes the indirect free kick.

27:37

James Spencer challenges Mark Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

25:28

Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.

25:28 Booking

Booking Luke Summerfield receives a yellow card.

24:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Summerfield on Mark Wright.

24:03

Unfair challenge on James Spencer by Ian Sharps results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Garbutt.

23:14

Handball decision goes against Mark Wright. Jack Butland takes the indirect free kick.

22:46

Matthew Richards crosses the ball, Luke Summerfield makes a clearance.

21:41

Nicky Wroe delivers the ball, Keith Lowe makes a clearance.

20:56

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack from the right by-line, Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

19:21

Russell Penn takes a shot. Corner taken by Marlon Pack, save by Chris Neal.

16:49

Terry Gornell sends in a cross, Jack Butland makes a save.

14:54

The ball is swung over by Jon Taylor, clearance by Alan Bennett.

13:33

Luke Garbutt produces a cross, clearance by Nicky Wroe.

12:24

The ball is delivered by Jermaine Grandison, clearance by Keith Lowe.

11:05

Unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Terry Gornell results in a free kick. Jack Butland takes the indirect free kick.

10:37

Luke Summerfield takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

10:30

The ball is crossed by Jermaine Grandison, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

10:02

Centre by Luke Summerfield, Mark Wright makes a clearance.

9:26

Matthew Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sido Jombati. Luke Garbutt takes the free kick.

8:10

Steve Elliott challenges Terry Gornell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

7:36

Effort from 35 yards by Russell Penn went wide right of the goal.

6:52

David McAllister produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

4:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Sido Jombati. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

4:04

David McAllister has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

3:01

Effort from outside the penalty box by Nicky Wroe goes wide left of the target.

0:41

The assist for the goal came from James Collins.

0:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Wroe - Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Cheltenham Nicky Wroe fires in a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-0 Cheltenham.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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