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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Alex Gilliead headed the winner as Shrewsbury beat 10-man Accrington 1-0 to register a second League One victory of the season.

Stanley had goalkeeper Connor Ripley sent off in the early stages and the Shrews made the breakthrough just past the hour when Gilliead nodded home a cross from Shaun Whalley.

Accrington started brightly, with Sam Finley's low drive from just outside the penalty area tipped round a post by goalkeeper Joel Coleman.

Lively former Shrewsbury midfielder Jordan Clark then twice went close for Stanley, bending a 20-yard effort just wide before also narrowly missing the target from a similar range.

Accrington were reduced to 10 men in the 16th minute when Ripley was shown a straight red card for colliding with Lee Angol on the edge of the penalty area.

Ollie Norburn went close for Shrewsbury at the start of the second half when his well-struck shot was stopped by substitute goalkeeper Jonny Maxted.

Shrewsbury took the lead in the 62nd minute when former Newcastle winger Gilliead headed in Whalley's inviting cross from the right.

Omar Beckles almost added a late second but Maxted saved well.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 22Waterfall
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 42GrantBooked at 56minsSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 60'minutes
  • 29Norburn
  • 28Laurent
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 79mins
  • 9Angol
  • 18Gilliead

Substitutes

  • 4Kennedy
  • 8Docherty
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 13Bolton
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15Arnold
  • 38Barnett

Accrington

  • 30RipleyBooked at 16mins
  • 2JohnsonSubstituted forZanzalaat 66'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 4IhiekweBooked at 70mins
  • 24Wilmer-Anderton
  • 7ClarkBooked at 53mins
  • 8Brown
  • 26Barlaser
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 88mins
  • 14FinleySubstituted forMaxtedat 16'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6Nolan
  • 9Zanzala
  • 10Hall
  • 15Sykes
  • 22Mingoia
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,353

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home24
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jon Maxted.

Attempt saved. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Booking

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Nick Anderton (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley).

Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Michael Ihiekwe (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Accrington Stanley).

Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Callum Johnson.

Attempt missed. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shaun Whalley.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Anthony Grant.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Peterborough127322819924
3Sunderland1265124131123
4Barnsley116412371622
5Walsall126421512322
6Doncaster126331814421
7Accrington125521412220
8Luton125431715219
9Charlton125341918118
10Fleetwood124531911817
11Southend125251516-117
12Scunthorpe124532024-417
13Blackpool11371129316
14Coventry124351013-315
15Rochdale123451725-813
16Shrewsbury122641011-112
17Wycombe122641418-412
18Burton113261215-311
19Gillingham113261520-511
20Wimbledon12327916-711
21Bristol Rovers12246912-310
22Bradford12318917-810
23Plymouth12147920-117
24Oxford Utd121381123-126
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