Paul Parry's early goal saw Shrewsbury earn their first victory of the season.

Parry, making his home debut after three years with Preston, cracked a rising 20-yard drive high into the net.

Preston responded well, Town old boy Nicky Wroe almost hauling them level when his well-struck shot from outside the box was turned over by Chris Weale.

Michael Hector blocked a goalbound effort from Preston's Chris Beardsley while Wroe later went close with a free-kick as Shrewsbury held on to win.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Paul Parry is a great striker of the ball and he caught it as sweet as anything. You don't see many better-struck shots, but Paul'll get more like that.

"We looked a bit edgy at times. That I can understand, being the first home game at a new level, so it was a vital win.

"You need to get points on the board as soon as possible to take the pressure off. But we've got to be delighted with the workrate."

North End manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"You see one or two moments when things break down and the understanding isn't quite at the level that you want them to be at.

"Then there are times when our play has gone right and it doesn't quite happen because players have got a little bit advanced.

"We can understand the tactical and technical issues that are stopping us from being at our best right now."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Grandison
  • 05 Jones
  • 23 Hector
  • 04 Summerfield (Hall - 75' )
  • 06 Purdie
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Richards
  • 17 Parry (Taylor - 86' )
  • 10 Morgan
  • 24 Gornell (Bradshaw - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 12 Hazell
  • 11 Taylor
  • 14 Hall
  • 20 Wildig
  • 09 Bradshaw

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Huntington
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 02 Keane
  • 08 Wroe
  • 11 Holmes (Amoo - 63' )
  • 17 Monakana
  • 19 Welsh Booked
  • 20 Beardsley
  • 22 King (Sodje - 49' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Simonsen
  • 05 Robertson
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 18 Procter
  • 07 Amoo
  • 09 Cummins
  • 12 Sodje (Cummins - 81' )
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 6,444

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

1 5

Corners

6 7

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

94:14 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:19

The ball is swung over by Jeffrey Monakana, Chris Weale makes a comfortable save.

90:00 +3:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jon Taylor. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:07

Foul by Paul Huntington on Marvin Morgan, free kick awarded. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Morgan on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

89:56

Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

89:56 Booking

Booking John Welsh is booked.

89:33

John Welsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison.

85:51 Substitution

Substitution Terry Gornell leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Bradshaw.

85:51 Substitution

Substitution Jon Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Parry.

84:59

Centre by Jeffrey Monakana.

84:05

Unfair challenge on Paul Huntington by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the direct free kick.

82:40

Centre by Jeffrey Monakana, clearance made by Michael Hector.

81:46

Nicky Wroe crosses the ball.

80:02 Substitution

Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Graham Cummins coming on for Akpo Sodje.

78:11

Corner taken by Nicky Wroe, clearance by Matthew Richards.

77:57

Centre by Akpo Sodje.

77:31

The ball is swung over by Scott Laird.

77:03

Scott Laird sends in a cross, Michael Hector makes a clearance.

73:59

Strike on goal comes in from Matthew Richards from the free kick.

73:59 Substitution

Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Asa Hall coming on for Luke Summerfield.

73:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff on Terry Gornell.

72:30

David Amoo produces a cross, Darren Jones manages to make a clearance.

69:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Summerfield on Nicky Wroe. Strike on goal comes in from Nicky Wroe from the free kick.

67:57

Mark Wright challenges David Amoo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.

67:15

Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Michael Hector gets a block in.

66:54

Paul Parry crosses the ball, clearance by Keith Keane.

66:01

Marvin Morgan fouled by Paul Huntington, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Purdie takes the direct free kick.

65:30

Akpo Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Jones. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

64:47

Jeffrey Monakana takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.

62:28 Substitution

Substitution David Amoo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Holmes.

60:36

Michael Hector gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeffrey Monakana. Free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

59:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Weale by Chris Beardsley. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

58:10

Michael Hector fouled by Akpo Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

56:54

Mark Wright takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Header from close range by Terry Gornell bounces off the post.

56:41

Akpo Sodje is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Hector.

55:52

Paul Parry has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

55:10

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe from the right by-line, Darren Jones manages to make a clearance.

53:37

Darren Jones challenges Chris Beardsley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Wroe.

51:20

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright.

49:40

A cross is delivered by Chris Beardsley, clearance made by Michael Hector.

48:31 Substitution

Substitution Akpo Sodje joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack King.

46:56

The ball is sent over by Jeffrey Monakana.

45:21

Chris Beardsley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:41

Jack King challenges Luke Summerfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Parry takes the direct free kick.

44:58

The referee blows for offside against Jack King. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

43:25

The official flags Marvin Morgan offside. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

42:16

Jeffrey Monakana crosses the ball, comfortable save by Chris Weale.

40:11

Keith Keane fouled by Terry Gornell, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Keane restarts play with the free kick.

37:34

Mark Wright sends in a cross.

36:08

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Marvin Morgan goes wide of the left-hand upright.

35:19

Keith Keane crosses the ball.

33:26

Corner taken by Mark Wright.

33:18

Paul Parry sends in a cross, clearance by Thorsten Stuckmann.

33:11

Centre by Mark Wright, clearance made by John Welsh.

32:49

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

32:43

Robert Purdie produces a cross, Keith Keane manages to make a clearance.

31:05

Centre by Mark Wright, Michael Hector concedes a free kick for a foul on Thorsten Stuckmann. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

30:40

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

30:26

Matthew Richards crosses the ball, clearance made by Jack King.

27:08

Jack King takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

25:27

John Welsh takes a shot. Blocked by Jermaine Grandison.

24:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Holmes, Chris Weale makes a save.

24:43

Lee Holmes takes a shot.

24:28

Jeffrey Monakana decides to take the corner short.

24:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe played to the near post, Jermaine Grandison manages to make a clearance.

23:46

Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

23:39

Lee Holmes produces a cross, clearance by Michael Hector.

22:22

The ball is swung over by Jermaine Grandison, John Welsh manages to make a clearance.

20:50

Nicky Wroe sends in a cross, Jermaine Grandison manages to make a clearance.

20:14

Corner taken by Nicky Wroe, clearance made by Paul Parry.

20:06

Jeffrey Monakana sends in a cross, Darren Jones manages to make a clearance.

18:00

A cross is delivered by Paul Parry, Nicky Wroe makes a clearance.

16:32

Unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff by Terry Gornell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

14:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Wroe from the right by-line, Header by Paul Huntington from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

12:46

Foul by Jeffrey Monakana on Mark Wright, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Purdie.

12:28

Paul Parry concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeffrey Monakana. John Welsh takes the direct free kick.

11:49

Jermaine Grandison crosses the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Marvin Morgan misses to the right of the goal.

11:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Jones by Chris Beardsley. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

9:23

The assistant referee signals for offside against Terry Gornell. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

7:20

The ball is delivered by Michael Hector, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a comfortable save.

4:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley by Michael Hector. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Scott Laird, save made by Chris Weale.

3:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Parry - Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Preston Goal scored by Paul Parry from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-0 Preston.

2:43

Paul Huntington concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Morgan. Free kick taken by Mark Wright.

1:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Morgan. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

0:23

Jeffrey Monakana is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.

0:00

The game begins.

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