Simon Ferry's second-half goal handed Swindon a narrow victory against Shrewsbury Town.

The midfielder scrambled the ball past Chris Weale after Andy Williams headed down Adam Rooney's cross.

Loanee Sam Winnall went close for the hosts but his 30-yard effort was saved by Wes Foderingham and he then headed Aaron Wildig's free-kick over the bar.

Ex-Shrewsbury striker James Collins missed from four yards out after good work by Williams in the first half.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We didn't deserve a point. We came up against better players and we made silly errors.

"Generally we were quite poor with the ball and I thought we had weathered the storm - but then conceded."

Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

"A typical game that in the past we used to dominate and maybe lose.

"In general, for 70 minutes, we dominated the game (and) we should score more goals.

"At the end we came out with three points (which were) fully deserved.

"If you want to stay at the top you have to suffer in the way we suffered today."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Grandison
  • 05 Jones
  • 15 Collins
  • 23 Hector
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 08 Richards
  • 17 Parry (Taylor - 67' )
  • 20 Wildig (Wright - 59' )
  • 10 Morgan
  • 19 Winnall (Gornell - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 06 Purdie
  • 07 Wright
  • 11 Taylor
  • 14 Hall
  • 16 Doble
  • 24 Gornell

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 03 McEveley
  • 21 Bessone
  • 22 Ward
  • 08 Ferry
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack
  • 25 Coke (Miller - 47' )
  • 09 Collins (Rooney - 62' )
  • 16 Williams
  • 23 De Vita (Roberts - 47' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 02 Archibald-Henville
  • 06 Navarro
  • 11 Roberts
  • 18 Miller
  • 14 Benson
  • 28 Rooney
Ref: Webb
Att: 6,303

Match Stats

Shots

5 11

On target

2 6

Corners

4 10

Fouls

6 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:25

The ball is crossed by Matthew Richards.

90:00 +1:54

Foul by Marvin Morgan on Federico Bessone, free kick awarded. Matt Ritchie takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:29

The ball is delivered by Matt Ritchie, Effort from inside the area by Gary Roberts misses to the left of the goal.

89:52

Tommy Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Richards. Corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, Marvin Morgan makes a clearance.

88:52

Matt Ritchie crosses the ball, Chris Weale makes a save.

85:24

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Matthew Richards gets a block in. Short corner worked by Matt Ritchie.

83:09

Shot by Adam Rooney. Michael Hector gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jay McEveley, clearance made by Marvin Morgan. Andy Williams produces a cross, Chris Weale makes a save.

82:00

Andy Williams delivers the ball.

81:01 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

80:14

Jermaine Grandison takes a shot. Blocked by Jay McEveley.

78:34

Assist on the goal came from Andy Williams.

78:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Ferry - Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Swindon Simon Ferry grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Shrewsbury 0-1 Swindon.

77:57

Adam Rooney delivers the ball,

77:23

The ball is swung over by Jon Taylor.

74:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Morgan. Wes Foderingham takes the indirect free kick.

73:22

Effort from just outside the area by Marvin Morgan goes over the target.

72:37

Marvin Morgan delivers the ball, clearance by Alan McCormack.

71:13

Corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie, Marvin Morgan makes a clearance.

70:11

The ball is swung over by Jon Taylor, blocked by Jay McEveley. Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Richards, Jay McEveley makes a clearance.

69:28

Effort on goal by Gary Roberts from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

68:40

A cross is delivered by Mark Wright, Darren Ward manages to make a clearance.

66:36 Substitution

Substitution Terry Gornell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Winnall.

66:36 Substitution

Substitution Paul Parry leaves the field to be replaced by Jon Taylor.

64:49

Cross/shot by Matt Ritchie. Simon Ferry decides to take the corner short.

63:21

Gary Roberts produces a cross, clearance by Michael Hector.

61:08 Substitution

Substitution Adam Rooney on for James Collins.

60:29

Centre by Jay McEveley.

59:47

Corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie, clearance by Lee Collins.

58:13 Substitution

Substitution Mark Wright is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Wildig.

51:14

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.

46:38 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Miller comes on in place of Giles Coke.

46:38 Substitution

Substitution Raffaele De Vita leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Roberts.

45:01 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

40:58

Sam Winnall is caught offside. Free kick taken by Darren Ward.

39:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Marvin Morgan. Wes Foderingham takes the direct free kick.

38:54

The ball is delivered by Andy Williams, James Collins takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Jones.

36:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan by Darren Ward. Aaron Wildig restarts play with the free kick.

35:58

Jay McEveley produces a cross.

35:09

Sam Winnall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack. Wes Foderingham takes the free kick.

34:23

Effort on goal by Andy Williams from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

32:10

Unfair challenge on Giles Coke by Luke Summerfield results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jay McEveley, save by Chris Weale. Corner taken by Matt Ritchie.

28:24

The ball is sent over by Lee Collins.

24:56

Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Ward. Jay McEveley takes the free kick.

23:04

Effort from inside the area by Andy Williams misses to the right of the target.

22:02

The ball is delivered by Paul Parry, Wes Foderingham manages to make a clearance. Paul Parry takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Jay McEveley.

20:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Ward on Marvin Morgan. Aaron Wildig restarts play with the free kick. Header on goal by Sam Winnall from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

17:23

Sam Winnall takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham.

14:54

Andy Williams sends in a cross, Michael Hector manages to make a clearance.

13:24

Unfair challenge on Lee Collins by Simon Ferry results in a free kick. Michael Hector restarts play with the free kick.

11:54

Corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry, Shot from deep inside the area by Marvin Morgan goes over the bar.

11:04

Corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry, clearance made by Giles Coke.

7:55

Federico Bessone delivers the ball, Michael Hector makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line.

7:01

Paul Parry crosses the ball.

5:18

Matt Ritchie fouled by Michael Hector, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Ritchie.

4:56

The ball is delivered by Paul Parry, Darren Ward makes a clearance.

3:27

The ball is crossed by Jermaine Grandison, Wes Foderingham makes a save.

1:45

Unfair challenge on Michael Hector by Andy Williams results in a free kick. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The game restarts for the second half.

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