League One
Shrewsbury2Scunthorpe0

Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Stefan Payne and Carlton Morris were on target as unbeaten League One leaders Shrewsbury defeated Scunthorpe to maintain their four-point cushion at the top.

Top scorer Payne broke the deadlock midway through the first half before Morris came off the bench to double the advantage in the closing stages.

Scunthorpe carried an early threat with home goalkeeper Dean Henderson saving an angled drive from Josh Morris and then pushing out a header from Rory McArdle.

Jon Nolan fired wide for Shrewsbury after a strong break from midfield before Paul Hurst's consistent table-toppers took the lead.

James Bolton's header from Shaun Whalley's corner was blocked on the line and striker Payne reacted sharply to turn home the loose ball, only the fourth league goal conceded by Scunthorpe this season.

The visitors chased an equaliser in the second half, with Henderson keeping out a 25-yard free-kick from Morris before Paddy Madden fired over.

Shrewsbury were given some breathing space late on when substitute Morris, on loan from Norwich, raced clear to beat Matt Gilks as the leaders made it nine wins in 11 League One matches.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 4Godfrey
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forMorrisat 75'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20NolanBooked at 35minsSubstituted forDoddsat 80'minutes
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 90+3'minutes
  • 45Payne

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 9Morris
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 2Clarke
  • 5Wallace
  • 23McArdle
  • 33ButroidSubstituted forAdelakunat 84'minutes
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forvan Veenat 51'minutes
  • 8Mantom
  • 12BishopBooked at 36mins
  • 11Morris
  • 17Novak
  • 14HopperSubstituted forMaddenat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Crofts
  • 6Ojo
  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen
  • 16Adelakun
  • 21Burgess
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,759

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Alex Rodman.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Scunthorpe United 0. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Abu Ogogo.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Lewis Butroid.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Jon Nolan.

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

Foul by Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Carlton Morris replaces Shaun Whalley.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sam Mantom.

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

Attempt blocked. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Tom Hopper.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury119201771029
2Wigan118122061425
3Bradford117221812623
4Peterborough116232217520
5Charlton116231915420
6Blackburn10613158719
7Scunthorpe11542115619
8Rotherham116052113818
9Blackpool115331613318
10MK Dons115241111017
11Fleetwood105141818016
12Southend114431618-216
13Oxford Utd114341814415
14Bristol Rovers115061723-615
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall113441520-513
17Rochdale112541013-311
18Oldham113171726-910
19Doncaster112361114-39
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon11236511-69
22Northampton11227816-88
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth11128719-125
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