Shrewsbury 1-0 Oldham

Joe Jacobson

Shrewsbury Town skipper Joe Jacobson netted an impressive free-kick to earn victory against his former club Oldham.

Jacobson's goal came on 49 minutes when he whipped a 20-yard effort over the Latics wall and high into the net.

Goalkeeper Chris Weale kept the visitors at bay with sharp saves from Jose Baxter and Kirk Millar.

Winger Jon Taylor went close to doubling Shrewsbury's lead but he fired against the near post after rounding Alex Cisak.

Both clubs guaranteed League One survival last weekend.

Town's victory - only their eighth home win of the season - leapfrogged them above Oldham to 18th, ending a three-match winning streak for Lee Johnson's side.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was a cracking goal from Joe Jacobson. It usually finishes out the ground when he takes a free-kick.

"He has risen to his role as captain and put in two tremendous performances, as well as the goal. That might have just given him that bit of responsibility as the skipper of the team.

"We had a very good second half and we should have added to the total and put it out of sight before there was any anxiety late on.

"We showed a lot of energy for this stage of the season. Oldham came here and worked very hard and we had to match that but, in the end, we played some good, pacy stuff."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Weale
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 18 Goldson
  • 23 Mambo
  • 30 Gayle
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 11 Taylor
  • 15 McGinn
  • 20 Wildig (Woods - 90' )
  • 09 Bradshaw
  • 27 Asante (Parry - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 26 Hurst
  • 06 Purdie
  • 08 Richards
  • 17 Parry
  • 19 McAllister
  • 22 Woods

Oldham

  • 01 Cisak
  • 03 Grounds (Simpson - 25' )
  • 05 Mvoto Booked
  • 16 Byrne
  • 26 Winchester (K Smith - 64' )
  • 30 Cooper
  • 07 Croft
  • 22 Reid (Gosset - 72' Booked )
  • 11 Montano Booked
  • 20 Baxter
  • 21 Millar

Substitutes

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown
  • 27 Belezika
  • 23 K Smith
  • 39 Gosset
  • 10 Simpson
  • 24 Hughes
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 5,332

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

5 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:55 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:38

Lee Croft takes a outswinging corner.

90:00 +3:06 Booking

Booking Cristian Montano booked.

90:00 +1:13

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Joe Jacobson.

90:00 +1:13 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Woods replaces Aaron Wildig.

90:00 +1:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cliff Byrne on Jon Taylor.

88:56

The referee blows for offside against Kirk Millar. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

88:16

Shot from just outside the box by Jose Baxter goes over the crossbar.

87:24 Substitution

Substitution Akwasi Asante leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Parry.

86:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen McGinn on Lee Croft. Jose Baxter takes the free kick.

82:08

Luke Summerfield produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

80:56 Booking

Booking Jean Yves Mvoto goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

80:45

Jon Taylor has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

78:59

Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

78:59 Booking

Booking Danny Gosset goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

78:50

Danny Gosset challenges Aaron Wildig unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon Taylor from the left by-line, Unfair challenge on Cliff Byrne by Connor Goldson results in a free kick. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

73:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Wildig from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Connor Goldson goes over the bar.

71:19

Shot from just outside the box by Jose Baxter misses to the right of the target.

71:19 Substitution

Substitution Danny Gosset is brought on as a substitute for Bobby Reid.

71:19

Luke Summerfield has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

64:39

Cristian Montano produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box and strikes the post.

63:25 Substitution

Substitution Korey Smith is brought on as a substitute for Carl Winchester.

61:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cliff Byrne on Cameron Gayle. Free kick crossed by Jon Taylor.

59:13

Luke Summerfield challenges Jose Baxter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bobby Reid takes the free kick.

57:03

Robbie Simpson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

55:57

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft from the right by-line.

54:57

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a comfortable save.

54:32

The referee blows for offside against Jon Taylor. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

51:30

The official flags Kirk Millar offside. Indirect free kick taken by Connor Goldson.

48:34

Assist by Tom Bradshaw.

48:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Jacobson - Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Oldham Joe Jacobson scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-0 Oldham.

47:24

Unfair challenge on Tom Bradshaw by Jean Yves Mvoto results in a free kick.

46:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Taylor by Kirk Millar. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

45:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Goldson on Jose Baxter. Free kick taken by Cristian Montano.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +0:49 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:43

The ball is sent over by Joe Cooper, Headed effort from inside the area by Jose Baxter misses to the left of the target.

43:07

Handball by Carl Winchester. Connor Goldson takes the direct free kick.

42:10

Jon Taylor takes a inswinging corner.

41:17

Foul by Carl Winchester on Joe Jacobson, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Jon Taylor from the free kick, save by Alex Cisak.

38:58

Shot by Joe Jacobson. Save made by Alex Cisak.

37:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yado Mambo on Robbie Simpson. Direct free kick taken by Lee Croft.

37:15

Akwasi Asante takes a shot. Cliff Byrne gets a block in.

35:25

Akwasi Asante is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.

30:58

Effort from long range by Joe Jacobson goes wide left of the goal.

30:22

Corner taken right-footed by Jon Taylor, save by Alex Cisak.

29:48

Jon Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Cliff Byrne. Cliff Byrne takes the free kick.

24:29

Jose Baxter fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Chris Weale.

24:29 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Simpson replaces Jonathan Grounds.

24:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cliff Byrne by Aaron Wildig.

23:03

Cameron Gayle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Grounds. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.

20:53

Jonathan Grounds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Wildig. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Gayle.

19:38

Foul by Cristian Montano on Connor Goldson, free kick awarded. Chris Weale takes the direct free kick.

17:50

Shot by Jose Baxter. Save by Chris Weale. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Cristian Montano played to the near post.

15:18

Kirk Millar takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

13:53

Effort on goal by Cristian Montano from 20 yards. Connor Goldson gets a block in.

12:42

Inswinging corner taken by Cristian Montano.

11:26

Effort on goal by Stephen McGinn from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

10:25

Lee Croft produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

9:22

Long range effort by Yado Mambo goes over the target.

8:53

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jon Taylor, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.

4:10

Foul by Joe Cooper on Tom Bradshaw, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Luke Summerfield, save by Alex Cisak.

0:40

Corner taken right-footed by Jon Taylor.

0:00

The game begins.

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