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Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Blackpool

Shrewsbury picked up their first point of the season from a 0-0 draw with Blackpool.

John Askey's side created the better chances throughout but Blackpool stood firm to register a clean sheet from their second goalless away draw from as many trips.

Shrewsbury forward Lenell John-Lewis was unable to convert Shaun Whalley's inviting cross from the right before Josh Laurent drove forward and fired narrowly wide from 20 yards.

Alex Gilliead was next to go close for the hosts with an effort kept out by Blackpool goalkeeper Mark Howard at his near post.

Rangers loanee Greg Docherty and fellow midfielder Laurent were also just off target for last season's beaten League One play-off finalists.

Blackpool found chances hard to come by, with Curtis Tilt's header from a corner which was straight at Joel Coleman the only first-half save they forced from the Shrewsbury goalkeeper.

The hosts continued to push for a breakthrough in the second half, with Laurent's late effort well saved by Howard before Docherty had a shot blocked in stoppage time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Coleman
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Waterfall
  • 3Haynes
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forOkenabirhieat 84'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 8Docherty
  • 42Grant
  • 18Gilliead
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 9Angol
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 15Arnold
  • 19Loft
  • 20Amadi-Holloway
  • 38Barnett

Blackpool

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Howard
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16Tilt
  • 5O'ConnorBooked at 45minsSubstituted forThompsonat 68'minutes
  • 20TurtonBooked at 66mins
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 8Spearing
  • 19TaylorBooked at 6minsSubstituted forDanielsat 45'minutes
  • 39Bunney
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 21Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 2Daniels
  • 9Cullen
  • 11Dodoo
  • 14Pritchard
  • 15Thompson
  • 29Sinclair-Smith
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
5,216

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joe Bunney.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Aaron Amadi-Holloway replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Shaun Whalley.

  18. Post update

    Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Walsall32105327
5Doncaster32016336
6Gillingham32016336
7Wimbledon31201015
8Southend31115414
9Fleetwood31114314
10Scunthorpe21103214
11Sunderland21103214
12Charlton31114404
13Coventry31112204
14Accrington311134-14
15Rochdale311157-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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