Paddy Madden scoring the winner as Yeovil moved up to third in League One with a narrow victory over Shrewsbury,

Tom Eaves and Jon Taylor missed early openings for the visitors before James Hayter put Yeovil ahead from the spot following Marvin Morgan's handball.

Stephen McGinn connected with Joe Jacobson's cross to equalise.

But Madden took his tally of goals for the season to 23 with a stunning solo effort, keeping Gary Johnson's men in touch with the top two.

A play-off place looks more likely, however, for the Glovers, who are seven points behind leaders Doncaster and five behind second-placed Bournemouth, who both won on Saturday, but the victory took them five points clear of Tranmere in seventh.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's a great position to be in. We have consolidated our position in the play-offs.

"That gives us a nice little buffer just in case we make any mistakes along the way.

"With four games left it's a credit to the boys that they've seen it through to this stage of the season and are still in an excellent position."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 05 Webster
  • 18 Burn
  • 20 Edwards
  • 08 Upson
  • 22 Dawson (Foley - 73' )
  • 26 Dolan (Williams - 79' )
  • 09 Hayter (Hinds - 90' )
  • 17 Madden
  • 29 Balanta

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 13 Maksimenko
  • 16 Ralph
  • 19 Gordon
  • 10 Williams
  • 14 Foley

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Weale
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 18 Goldson
  • 23 Mambo
  • 26 Hurst (Purdie - 46' )
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 08 Richards
  • 11 Taylor
  • 15 McGinn
  • 10 Morgan (Asante - 71' )
  • 24 Eaves

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 02 Grandison
  • 06 Purdie
  • 17 Parry
  • 19 McAllister
  • 20 Wildig
  • 27 Asante
Ref: Langford
Att: 4,473

Match Stats

Shots

3 6

On target

2 2

Corners

7 4

Fouls

8 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:35 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +1:44 Substitution

Substitution (Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Richard Hinds coming on for James Hayter.

87:46

The offside flag is raised against Gavin Williams. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

86:59

Outswinging corner taken by Gavin Williams, Connor Goldson manages to make a clearance.

83:14

Gavin Williams takes a outswinging corner.

80:55

Foul by Sam Foley on Stephen McGinn, free kick awarded. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

80:29

Stephen McGinn takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save.

79:49

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, clearance by Sam Foley.

78:06 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Williams on for Matthew Dolan.

76:20

The official flags Paddy Madden offside. Direct free kick taken by Connor Goldson.

75:08

Edward Upson challenges Akwasi Asante unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

72:48

Matthew Dolan takes the outswinging corner, Yado Mambo fouled by Byron Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

71:56

Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

71:56 Substitution

Substitution Sam Foley on for Kevin Dawson.

71:56

Tom Eaves challenges Edward Upson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:37 Substitution

Substitution Akwasi Asante on for Marvin Morgan.

69:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Summerfield by Edward Upson. Direct free kick taken by Jon Taylor.

69:31

A cross is delivered by Joe Jacobson, clearance by Dan Burn.

67:27

The referee blows for offside against Marvin Morgan. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

65:00

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Dolan.

64:14

Tom Eaves concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Ayling. Free kick taken by Byron Webster.

63:38

The offside flag is raised against Dan Burn. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

62:52

Foul by Yado Mambo on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Luke Ayling takes the direct free kick.

62:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

59:07

James Hayter concedes a free kick for a foul on Yado Mambo. Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

57:31

The ball is sent over by Tom Eaves.

55:21

Tom Eaves takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

53:09

A cross is delivered by Angelo Balanta, Chris Weale makes a save.

51:01

Tom Eaves crosses the ball.

50:02

Effort from outside the penalty box by Matthew Richards goes wide left of the goal.

48:08

Edward Upson challenges Joe Jacobson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jon Taylor, Marek Stech makes a save.

46:35

Handball decision goes against Joe Edwards. Matthew Richards delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Marek Stech.

46:07

The ball is sent over by Marvin Morgan, clearance made by Luke Ayling.

45:11 Substitution

Substitution James Hurst leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Purdie.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:31

Yado Mambo fouled by Edward Upson, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

44:17

Angelo Balanta produces a cross, Connor Goldson manages to make a clearance.

42:33

Matthew Dolan produces a cross.

40:33

Joe Edwards produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

36:38

A cross is delivered by Paddy Madden, Connor Goldson manages to make a clearance.

33:46

A cross is delivered by Joe Jacobson, clearance made by Dan Burn.

32:48

James Hayter fouled by Yado Mambo, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Dolan takes the direct free kick.

31:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Paddy Madden - Yeovil 2 - 1 Shrewsbury Paddy Madden gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 2-1 Shrewsbury.

30:03

Paddy Madden takes a shot. Save made by Chris Weale.

29:10

Edward Upson delivers the ball, Chris Weale makes a clearance.

28:03

The referee blows for offside. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

26:09

James Hayter is caught offside. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

25:20

Corner taken by Matthew Dolan from the right by-line, Marvin Morgan makes a clearance.

23:01

Centre by Kevin Dawson, Yado Mambo makes a clearance.

20:22

The assist for the goal came from Joe Jacobson.

20:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen McGinn - Yeovil 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Goal scored by Stephen McGinn from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Yeovil 1-1 Shrewsbury.

20:07

Joe Jacobson delivers the ball, Byron Webster makes a clearance.

18:00

A cross is delivered by Edward Upson, clearance made by Yado Mambo.

17:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Dolan, clearance by Marvin Morgan.

13:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Dolan on Stephen McGinn. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

12:23

Jon Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edward Upson. Marek Stech takes the direct free kick.

10:27 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hayter - Yeovil 1 - 0 Shrewsbury Penalty taken right-footed by James Hayter and scored. Yeovil 1-0 Shrewsbury.

9:44

Handball by Marvin Morgan.

8:25

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Dolan,

5:19

Jon Taylor takes a shot. Marek Stech gets a block in.

4:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Morgan. Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

3:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon Taylor from the left by-line, Dan Burn manages to make a clearance.

2:33

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Dan Burn.

1:31

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, Tom Eaves produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

1:18

The ball is crossed by Joe Jacobson.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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