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Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Accrington leapfrogged Shrewsbury in the bottom half of the League One table after beating them at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Goals from Bobby Grant and Jordan Clark, who both played for Shrewsbury earlier in their careers, guided the visitors to maximum points.

Conor McAleny drove off target from distance for the home side in the early stages before Accrington took a 13th minute lead as Grant, who recently returned to Stanley on loan from Wrexham, fired a powerful rising shot from just outside the penalty area high into the net.

Jason Cummings saw a close range effort blocked in a crowded six yard box before he again went close after heading Scott Golbourne's cross from the left over the bar.

Cummings had an effort deflected wide early in the second half as Shrewsbury, without a league win since December 21, went in search of an equaliser.

But Accrington doubled their advantage in the 71st minute when Clark turned in the rebound after goalkeeper Joe Murphy initially saved a header from Ross Sykes.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Murphy
  • 5Williams
  • 24Ebanks-LandellBooked at 70mins
  • 6BecklesBooked at 9mins
  • 17LoveSubstituted forGossat 75'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 4Edwards
  • 3GolbourneSubstituted forHartat 45'minutes
  • 9LangSubstituted forUdohat 58'minutes
  • 35Cummings
  • 18McAlenyBooked at 28mins

Substitutes

  • 2Pierre
  • 12Sears
  • 21Ramsay
  • 22Goss
  • 23Udoh
  • 25O'Leary
  • 42Hart

Accrington

  • 30Bursik
  • 2JohnsonBooked at 80mins
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 12Maguire
  • 42Diallo
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forFinleyat 72'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 15GrantSubstituted forSherifat 81'minutes
  • 32CharlesBooked at 86mins
  • 38Ashley-SealSubstituted forZanzalaat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 6Sherif
  • 8Finley
  • 9Zanzala
  • 21Perritt
  • 34Alese
  • 40Savin
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
4,699

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home21
Away6
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Goss.

Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Goss with a cross.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Josef Bursik.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Booking

Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).

Lamine Sherif (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Lamine Sherif replaces Bobby Grant.

Booking

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Hart with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sean Goss replaces Donald Love.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jordan Clark.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Bobby Grant.

Attempt blocked. David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Attempt missed. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Hart following a set piece situation.

David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Sam Finley replaces Seamus Conneely.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Sykes following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joseph Maguire with a cross.

Booking

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Udoh.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Benny Ashley-Seal.

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joseph Maguire.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Cummings with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

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1Rotherham30175854302456
2Peterborough32167964372755
3Coventry291412341281354
4Wycombe3115883936353
5Sunderland30149741261551
6Portsmouth29148743301350
7Ipswich311310841301149
8Doncaster30139846291748
9Fleetwood29139744341048
10Oxford Utd29129847331445
11Gillingham30101373629743
12Burton30111094138343
13Bristol Rovers30109113341-839
14Lincoln City32115163840-238
15Blackpool29910103837137
16Accrington3099124143-236
17Shrewsbury29811102534-935
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3078153544-929
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3037203376-4316
23Bolton2858152459-3511
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