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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 AFC Wimbledon

Stefan Payne's early second-half goal gave 10-man Shrewsbury victory over AFC Wimbledon as they returned to the top of League One.

Payne struck in the 54th minute, firing in his 13th goal of the season in all competitions from close range.

But Shrewsbury had to play the closing stages with 10 men after Bryn Morris's 86th minute red card - for a foul on Egli Kaja, the Town midfielder's second bookable offence.

Morris's red card was Shrewsbury's fifth of the season - and their second in successive matches, following the midweek dismissal of captain Abu Ogogo, who began his four-game ban.

Shrewsbury went close when Shaun Whalley's free-kick from the left was turned wide, while Alex Rodman's well-struck effort from 30 yards was also well dealt with by Wimbledon goalkeeper George Long.

But Andy Barcham had a shot straight at Craig MacGillivray for the Dons before visiting midfielder Liam Trotter forced a more impressive save from the Town goalkeeper.

In the second half, Carlton Morris glanced a header wide for the hosts from Rodman's cross, then Payne headed straight at Long before he got the decisive goal. But the visitors had chances to equalise, MacGillivray saving well from Lyle Taylor.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Hendrie
  • 22NsialaBooked at 90mins
  • 5Sadler
  • 6BecklesBooked at 61mins
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forThomasat 78'minutes
  • 16MorrisBooked at 86mins
  • 20Nolan
  • 23Rodman
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 90+2'minutes
  • 45PayneSubstituted forLoweat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lowe
  • 10Thomas
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 19Jones
  • 21Eisa
  • 30Rowley

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Long
  • 2FullerBooked at 55minsSubstituted forPigottat 71'minutes
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5Nightingale
  • 3Meades
  • 7Francomb
  • 8AbdouSubstituted forKajaat 82'minutes
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forParrettat 68'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 14Trotter
  • 11Forrester
  • 33TaylorBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 18Parrett
  • 19Soares
  • 21Kaja
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24McDonnell
  • 39Pigott
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
6,456

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Substitution

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

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  5. Booking

    Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

  7. Post update

    Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Max Lowe replaces Stefan Payne.

  9. Booking

    Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

  11. Post update

    Luke Hendrie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town) for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Egli Kaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces Nadjim Abdou.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nadjim Abdou.

  20. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury38239651282378
2Wigan36238568234577
3Blackburn372210570353576
4Rotherham382051363451865
5Scunthorpe391514105647959
6Peterborough3815121160481257
7Plymouth38169134747057
8Charlton371510124646055
9Bradford37165164954-553
10Portsmouth37164174547-252
11Bristol Rovers38156175457-351
12Southend381311144555-1050
13Gillingham371213124241149
14Blackpool381114134448-447
15Doncaster371113134544146
16Oxford Utd36129155254-245
17Fleetwood38129175057-745
18Walsall381111164757-1044
19Wimbledon38119183749-1242
20Oldham361010165062-1240
21Northampton391010193663-2740
22MK Dons38912173751-1439
23Rochdale36714153545-1035
24Bury3879223157-2630
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