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Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Southend United

Shrewsbury recorded their first League One win of the season as Greg Docherty and Lee Angol netted against Southend.

Shrewsbury's bright start was rewarded with a fifth-minute breakthrough as Docherty, on loan from Rangers, was picked out by Alex Gilliead's cross from the left and fired a powerful shot high into the net.

Shaun Whalley and Angol then went close for the home side before Southend almost forced an equaliser.

Timothee Dieng's header was well saved by goalkeeper Joel Coleman before he impressed again to stop a close range effort from Simon Cox.

Shrewsbury doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time as the visitors were unable to clear Whalley's corner and striker Angol drilled home a low shot from close range.

Shrewsbury might have had a third early in the second half but visiting goalkeeper David Stockdale did well to keep out Angol's header with his feet.

Southend enjoyed plenty of possession but found chances hard to come by.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Waterfall
  • 6Beckles
  • 42Grant
  • 8DochertySubstituted forLaurentat 90+5'minutes
  • 29Norburn
  • 7Whalley
  • 9AngolBooked at 69minsSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 88'minutes
  • 18Gilliead

Substitutes

  • 11Gnahoua
  • 13Bolton
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15Arnold
  • 20Amadi-Holloway
  • 28Laurent
  • 38Barnett

Southend

  • 35Stockdale
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 70mins
  • 23Moore
  • 48White
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 36minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 60'minutes
  • 8DiengBooked at 45mins
  • 18Mantom
  • 30Bunn
  • 10CoxBooked at 76minsSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 80'minutes
  • 9Hopper

Substitutes

  • 2Bwomono
  • 6Turner
  • 13Bishop
  • 20Klass
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 31Robinson
  • 32Hendrie
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,651

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

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

Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Josh Laurent replaces Greg Docherty.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Lee Angol.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sam Mantom.

Joshua Emmanuel (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Harry Bunn (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Taylor Moore (Southend United).

Booking

Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Joshua Emmanuel (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Hopper (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town).

Taylor Moore (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Shrewsbury Town).

Harry Bunn (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Southend United).

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

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Foul by Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town).

Taylor Moore (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton8422118314
8Fleetwood8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington82511010011
11Luton83231010011
12Coventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton83141011-110
15Scunthorpe82421218-610
16Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury814378-17
18Southend8215913-47
19Wycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth8035414-103
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