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Shrewsbury Town 3-2 Rochdale

Shrewsbury's impressive start to the season continued as they beat Rochdale to make it three wins out of three in League One.

Stefan Payne grabbed the winner for Paul Hurst's side just a day after signing from Barnsley.

The hosts started brightly with Jon Nolan firing just wide early on, but Rochdale took the lead with a 17th-minute penalty confidently converted by Steve Davies after Toto Nsiala upended Bradden Inman.

Shrewsbury responded positively and referee Andy Haines pointed to the spot for a second time on the half-hour mark, Shaun Whalley picking himself up to slot home a penalty after being brought down by Oliver Rathbone.

Shrewsbury moved ahead three minutes later when Alex Rodman's fine run and cross from the left was volleyed in from close range by Norwich loanee Carlton Morris.

Rochdale keeper Brendan Moore also saved twice from Louis Dodds and Morris as Shrewsbury looked the more dangerous side, although Davies did go close at the other end.

Rochdale pulled level in the 63rd minute, Davies again scoring from the penalty spot after the referee spotted a handball.

But Shrewsbury were determined to maintain their 100% start and in the 74th minute substitute Payne burst through to fire high into the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forAdamsat 81'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 8Ogogo
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 90'minutes
  • 20Nolan
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forPayneat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams
  • 18Jules
  • 19Ennis
  • 45Payne

Rochdale

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 22Moore
  • 6McGaheyBooked at 67mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 5CanavanSubstituted forDoneat 45'minutes
  • 3NtlheSubstituted forBunneyat 45'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 68mins
  • 10CampsSubstituted forAllenat 42'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 19Davies
  • 17Inman

Substitutes

  • 11Williams
  • 16Done
  • 23Collis
  • 24Allen
  • 27Cannon
  • 32Kitching
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,001

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Rochdale 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Shaun Whalley.

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town).

  5. Post update

    Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ebou Adams replaces Louis Dodds.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Rochdale 2. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jon Nolan with a headed pass.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Carlton Morris.

  19. Booking

    Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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