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Shrewsbury Town 3-4 Bristol Rovers

Abu Ogogo struck a late winner against one of his former clubs as Bristol Rovers ran out 4-3 winners in a seven-goal thriller at Shrewsbury.

Having trailed 2-0 and 3-1, Shrewsbury pulled level at 3-3 before midfielder Ogogo had the last word.

Rovers took the lead in the 11th minute when Tony Craig powerfully headed in Liam Sercombe's corner.

They moved further in front in the 28th minute when skipper Ollie Clarke diverted home a shot from Mark Little.

Shrewsbury cut the arrears nine minutes later when Aaron Pierre's low cross from the left was drilled home by Josh Laurent.

Rovers restored their two-goal advantage two minutes into the second half as Sercombe lifted the ball over Joe Murphy from long range after the goalkeeper gave the ball away just outside the penalty area.

Ollie Norburn gave Shrewsbury hope by making it 3-2 in the 62nd minute, whipping a free-kick from the left side of the penalty area to the far corner of the net.

Then five minutes later they were level as Laurent headed in his second goal of the game from close range.

But Rovers claimed all three points in the 87th minute when Ogogo found the corner of the net with a composed finish.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Murphy
  • 5Williams
  • 2Pierre
  • 6BecklesSubstituted forGilesat 57'minutes
  • 17Love
  • 28LaurentBooked at 20mins
  • 8NorburnBooked at 22mins
  • 3Golbourne
  • 21ThompsonBooked at 20minsSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 57'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 78'minutes
  • 4Edwards

Substitutes

  • 10Okenabirhie
  • 11Giles
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15Walker
  • 18McCormick
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 25O'Leary

Bristol Rovers

  • 32JaakkolaBooked at 20mins
  • 24Menayese
  • 5Craig
  • 15Kilgour
  • 2LittleSubstituted forRodmanat 79'minutes
  • 6Upson
  • 4Ogogo
  • 11Leahy
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 36minsSubstituted forHolmes-Dennisat 90+5'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 29AdeboyejoBooked at 21minsSubstituted forSmithat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 3Holmes-Dennis
  • 10Nichols
  • 17Smith
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Bennett
  • 33Rodman
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,235

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Bristol Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Bristol Rovers 4.

Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis replaces Ollie Clarke because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Donald Love with a cross.

Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town).

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke tries a through ball, but Tyler Smith is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Bristol Rovers 4. Abu Ogogo (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Sercombe.

Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers).

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

Tyler Smith (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman replaces Mark Little.

Attempt missed. Alfie Kilgour (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Sercombe with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Jason Cummings.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ryan John Giles.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Little.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town).

Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tyler Smith replaces Victor Adeboyejo.

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

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Bristol Rovers 3. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross.

Mark Little (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Bristol Rovers 3. Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Bristol Rovers).

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Alfie Kilgour.

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Victor Adeboyejo (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Sercombe.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan John Giles replaces Omar Beckles.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Louis Thompson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18116128141439
2Ipswich16104227121534
3Peterborough1894540231731
4Rotherham1793528151330
5Coventry187922320330
6Oxford Utd1785437191829
7Fleetwood169252920929
8Blackpool187832621529
9Bristol Rovers178452322128
10Sunderland167542317626
11Portsmouth166642316724
12Shrewsbury176651619-324
13Doncaster156542417723
14Gillingham185672121021
15Burton155551816220
16Rochdale1954102133-1219
17Accrington184682428-418
18Lincoln City175391822-418
19Wimbledon1844102128-716
20Tranmere174492132-1116
21MK Dons1841131529-1413
22Southend1812151752-355
23Bolton15348936-271
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