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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Scunthorpe United

David Mirfin
David Mirfin's goal was his first for Scunthorpe since March

David Mirfin's goal in first-half stoppage time secured victory for Scunthorpe at Shrewsbury and put them top of the League One table.

Centre-half Mirfin headed home Josh Morris's free-kick in time added on at the end of the first half.

Shrewsbury made much of the early running with Jim O'Brien firing a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area just over the crossbar before Shaun Whalley's 20-yard drive was saved by Luke Daniels, diving low to his right.

Paddy Madden saw a shot comfortably stopped by Shrewsbury goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler and Kevin van Veen then drilled a low effort from 20 yards wide of the near post.

Scunthorpe moved ahead deep into stoppage time at the end of the first half when an inswinging free-kick from Josh Morris from the right was glanced into the bottom corner by Mirfin.

The visitors should have doubled their lead 20 minutes from time but Madden fired wide from close range.

Shrewsbury found chances hard to come by at the other end with Scunthorpe goalkeeper Daniels never seriously extended.

Junior Brown bent a 25-yard free-kick just off target before a late effort from Louis Dodds was deflected wide as Shrewsbury slipped into the bottom four.

REACTION: Scunthorpe United manager Graham Alexander speaks to BBC Radio Humberside

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14GrimmerBooked at 89mins
  • 4McGivernBooked at 57mins
  • 5Lancashire
  • 18DeeganBooked at 32mins
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 62'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forWaringat 79'minutes
  • 10DoddsBooked at 90mins
  • 12Brown
  • 29Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forManganat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Black
  • 16Sarcevic
  • 19Mangan
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 22El Ouriachi
  • 27Waring

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 36mins
  • 6MirfinSubstituted forSmallwoodat 47'minutes
  • 5M Wallace
  • 15Toffolo
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forGoodeat 46'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 12Bishop
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forWisemanat 74'minutes
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 18Smallwood
  • 20Goode
  • 21Margetts
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,878

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Booking

    Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Post update

    Richard Smallwood (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town).

  7. Post update

    Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town).

  9. Post update

    Harry Toffolo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Booking

    Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe75111871116
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton723210919
15Walsall8233911-29
16MK Dons8233810-29
17Wimbledon82241013-38
18Swindon7223710-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Southend8224914-58
21Bristol Rovers7142911-27
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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