Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Bristol City

Joe Bryan grabbed a vital winner for Bristol City against fellow strugglers Shrewsbury at the Greenhous Meadow.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas opened the scoring for the visitors with a powerful strike from distance, but Tamika Mkandawire equalised with a brilliant 30-yarder.

Centre-back Mkandawire then turned Sam Baldock's low cross into his own net, only for Paul Parry's well-placed header to level the scores once more.

But Bryan nodded past goalkeeper Joe Anyon to win the match for City.

The Robins, who secured back-to-back league victories for only the second time this season, moved up to 17th, three points clear of 21st-placed Stevenage.

Shrewsbury, meanwhile, now lie 23rd, having seen their three-match unbeaten run come to an end.

Shrewsbury Town manager Michael Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It is disappointing, especially when the goals you give away are poor.

"I thought there was only one way the game was going to go when we got back in it at 2-2.

"It has been ups and downs all season, but we still have plenty of games left - they are coming quick and we have to be ready.

"I think we deserved at least a point today. We are lacking consistency, and once again it is down to fine margins and detail. That's the difference when it comes to games like this."

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Cotterill

"At the end of the day there were some balls being put into our box, I think they were quite a direct team, and you have to be able to deal with it.

"When you do face a team like that as long as you do your job properly there shouldn't be a problem, it's normally when you've got clever players around you.

"I'm not saying they don't have clever players but it ended up being a direct game and as we see in the second half the wind picked up and that's been the bane of my life since I've been the manager of Bristol City.

"I was talking to the boys afterwards and they had said it was quite difficult to get out in the second half. You have to be very good with the ball, which we were at times - but not good enough at times."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3322744073
2Leyton Orient3521863571
3Brentford3321752570
4Preston35181341667
5Rotherham34171162162
6Peterborough3417413955
7MK Dons3514714349
8Swindon3513814547
9Walsall35121112147
10Port Vale3414416-746
11Sheff Utd3312813-244
12Coventry3414911341
13Bradford3491411241
14Gillingham3512518-1341
15Colchester3391212-339
16Crawley309129-439
17Bristol City3581413-638
18Oldham3510817-1138
19Carlisle3410717-1837
20Tranmere349916-1936
21Stevenage3410519-1835
22Crewe359818-2735
23Shrewsbury3471116-1332
24Notts County359422-1931
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