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Shrewsbury Town 3-2 Rochdale

Ollie Norburn scored twice as Shrewsbury Town beat Rochdale in League One.

Fejiri Okenabirhie was also on target as Shrewsbury, who parted company with manager John Askey earlier this week, came out on top despite goals from Brad Inman and Jordan Williams for the visitors.

Shrewsbury started brightly with Aaron Amadi-Holloway firing narrowly wide after being set up by Josh Laurent, before Okenabirhie's low shot was stopped by visiting goalkeeper Magnus Norman.

Shrewsbury moved ahead in the 32nd minute when Okenabirhie was upended by Sam Hart and Norburn scored from the penalty spot.

Rochdale equalised on the stroke of half-time as Inman, set up by a pass from Stephen Dooley, found the net from just inside the penalty area with a composed finish.

Williams then fired the visitors in front just before the hour, slamming home a low shot from the edge of the box.

But Shrewsbury were quickly level, Okenabirhie converting Laurent's cross.

The winning goal followed seven minutes later as midfielder Norburn's low drive from 20 yards took a deflection on its way in for his fifth goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 15Arnold
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 22Waterfall
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 42Grant
  • 28Laurent
  • 29Norburn
  • 8Docherty
  • 12OkenabirhieSubstituted forEisaat 90'minutes
  • 20Amadi-HollowaySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 13Bolton
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18Gilliead
  • 21Eisa
  • 23Colkett
  • 27Sears

Rochdale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 24Norman
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Delaney
  • 6McGahey
  • 21HartBooked at 15minsSubstituted forDoneat 79'minutes
  • 7Dooley
  • 10CampsBooked at 30mins
  • 40Henderson
  • 19InmanSubstituted forPerkinsat 69'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9Andrew
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forWilbrahamat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 4McNulty
  • 8Williams
  • 14Rathbone
  • 16Done
  • 17Perkins
  • 18Wilbraham
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
5,861

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Rochdale 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Delay in match Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Abobaker Eisa replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

  11. Post update

    Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  13. Booking

    David Perkins (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  14. Post update

    Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by David Perkins (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Sam Hart.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Jordan Williams.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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