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Rochdale 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

Tyler Smith came off the bench to net an 88th-minute winner for Rochdale in a closely-fought 1-0 victory against Shrewsbury.

The visitors had the better of the first-half openings. It took a superb block from Eoghan O'Connell to prevent Conor McAleny from capitalising on a loose pass from Rhys Norrington-Davies, while Donald Love saw an angled drive parried by Robert Sanchez.

The clearest chance of the half came when Josh Laurent broke forward through the centre to create a four-on-three scenario for Shrewsbury.

But Laurent opted for a pass to FA Cup headline maker Jason Cummings, who had just Robert Sanchez to beat but was foiled by the outstretched leg of the goalkeeper.

Dale came close on the hour mark when Aaron Morley's corner was flicked on by Aaron Wilbraham but headed over by Ian Henderson from close range.

Sanchez then flew down to his right to keep out a snapshot from Callum Lang but the spoils went Rochdale's way in the 88th minute.

Henderson hit the crossbar with a floated shot from 20 yards - and Smith reacting quickest to seize on the rebound and fire home from close range.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 13Keohane
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15McShane
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 7DooleySubstituted forDoneat 56'minutes
  • 28MorleySubstituted forMcLaughlinat 76'minutes
  • 20Ryan
  • 14Rathbone
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forSmithat 67'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 4McNulty
  • 8Williams
  • 11Smith
  • 12Lynch
  • 16Done
  • 37Tavares

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 5WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 6Beckles
  • 17Love
  • 28Laurent
  • 4Edwards
  • 3Golbourne
  • 9LangSubstituted forWhalleyat 71'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forUdohat 76'minutes
  • 18McAlenySubstituted forGossat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Pierre
  • 7Whalley
  • 15Walker
  • 22Goss
  • 23Udoh
  • 42Hart
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,829

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Booking

Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town).

Tyler Smith (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town).

Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Tyler Smith (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyler Smith.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Donald Love with a cross.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ro-Shaun Williams with a cross.

Attempt blocked. David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sean Goss replaces Conor McAleny.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Ryan McLaughlin replaces Aaron Morley.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Daniel Udoh replaces Jason Cummings.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Shrewsbury Town).

Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Rochdale. Aaron Morley tries a through ball, but Matt Done is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jimmy Ryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Callum Lang.

Offside, Rochdale. Aaron Morley tries a through ball, but Ian Henderson is caught offside.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Tyler Smith (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town).

Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Tyler Smith replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Morley.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham with a headed pass.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Foul by Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town).

Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe2914873634250
3Peterborough30147956371949
4Ipswich29139741291248
5Coventry271212338271148
6Portsmouth27138641291247
7Sunderland28129737261145
8Oxford Utd27128745271844
9Fleetwood2711974133842
10Doncaster27118840271341
11Burton2811893936341
12Gillingham2891273327639
13Bristol Rovers28108103238-638
14Lincoln City30114153738-137
15Blackpool2781093433134
16Shrewsbury2781092431-734
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale2995153447-1332
19MK Dons2994163140-931
20Wimbledon2877143442-828
21Tranmere2757152848-2022
22Southend2837183270-3816
23Bolton2658132255-3311
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