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Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth came from behind to beat second-placed Shrewsbury and became only the second visiting League One team to pick up three points at the Montgomery Waters Meadow this season.

Carlton Morris gave high-flying Shrewsbury the lead but Jamie Ness pulled Plymouth level before Zak Vyner grabbed a second-half winner.

Argyle have now lost just one of their past 12 League One matches.

The hosts started brightly, taking took the lead in the sixth minute when on-loan Norwich striker Morris tapped home a Max Lowe cross from the left following neat approach play from Jon Nolan and Alex Rodman.

Plymouth responded well and were awarded a 19th minute penalty after Antoni Sarcevic went down in the box, but Shrewsbury goalkeeper Craig MaGillivray made an excellent save, diving low to his left to keep out Graham Carey's well-struck spot kick.

The visitors pulled level eight minutes later as Ness burst into the box after being picked out by Ruben Lameiras and produced a cool finish.

The Pilgrims then moved ahead on 62 minutes when on-loan Bristol City central defender Vyner turned in from close range after Shrewsbury were unable to clear a Carey corner. And Remi Matthews preserved Plymouth's advantage with a fine save from a Nathan Thomas header.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 3Lowe
  • 4GodfreySubstituted forPayneat 68'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 10Thomas
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20Nolan
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forWhalleyat 67'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 7Whalley
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 16Morris
  • 21Eisa
  • 30Rowley
  • 45Payne

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 22Vyner
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24FoxSubstituted forSongo'oat 69'minutes
  • 6Ness
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forAinsworthat 77'minutes
  • 19Taylor
  • 10Carey

Substitutes

  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 9Church
  • 14Makasi
  • 16Grant
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 25Letheren
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
7,036

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Antoni Sarcevic.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by James Bolton.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Ben Godfrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Carlton Morris.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Alex Rodman.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

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

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2. Zak Vyner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Attempt blocked. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan29196456164063
2Shrewsbury30187540231761
3Blackburn31179556312560
4Scunthorpe32159846341254
5Rotherham311651052371553
6Bradford32154134749-249
7Charlton3013894037347
8Portsmouth31144133836246
9Peterborough30128104739844
10Plymouth32128123740-344
11Bristol Rovers31133154548-342
12Oxford Utd31118124847141
13Gillingham311011103535041
14Southend31117133950-1140
15Doncaster32912113738-139
16Walsall30910113843-537
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Northampton32106163152-2136
19Blackpool31811123743-635
20Wimbledon3197153038-834
21Oldham3289154558-1333
22MK Dons3079143043-1330
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury3167182647-2125
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