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Lincoln City 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

Resurgent Shrewsbury claimed their second top-two scalp in four days following up Saturday's victory over League One leaders Hull with victory at Lincoln.

Shaun Whalley's 38th-minute strike secured Steve Cotterill's men a deserved success, with a stout second-half rearguard effort keeping out the second-placed Imps.

It took until the 23rd minute for either side to have a shot at goal, with Charlie Daniels' effort from the edge of the box easily gathered by City goalkeeper Alex Palmer.

Shrewsbury took the lead seven minutes before the break. Lewis Montsma ran into trouble on the edge of his own box, with Whalley nicking the ball off the dithering Imps defender then taking his time before slotting the ball past Palmer.

It took until first-half stoppage-time for Lincoln to have their first effort on goal, with Montsma's close-range effort from Jorge Grant's corner being superbly kept out by Matija Sarkic.

Just before the hour mark, City midfielder Remy Howarth's first-time shot struck the base of a post.

Daniels saw a free-kick saved low down by Palmer before Brennan Johnson slammed an effort into the side netting at the other end.

Lincoln finally pressed the urgency button, laying siege to the Shrewsbury goal for the final half-hour but barely creating a worthwhile chance as the visitors grimly hung on.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Palmer
  • 22EyomaSubstituted forAndersonat 78'minutes
  • 4Montsma
  • 16Walsh
  • 7Edun
  • 8JonesBooked at 45mins
  • 17Howarth
  • 10Grant
  • 11Scully
  • 9Hopper
  • 20Johnson

Substitutes

  • 3Melbourne
  • 24Gotts
  • 25Elbouzedi
  • 26Anderson
  • 30Roughan
  • 31Long

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 31Sarkic
  • 5Williams
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Pierre
  • 14Millar
  • 8NorburnBooked at 31mins
  • 6GossSubstituted forEdwardsat 75'minutes
  • 10Vela
  • 15Daniels
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 28minsSubstituted forCummingsat 86'minutes
  • 23UdohSubstituted forDanielsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burgoyne
  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 20Tracey
  • 22Daniels
  • 27Pugh
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Craig Hicks

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Alex Palmer (Lincoln City).

  4. Post update

    Matija Sarkic (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    James Jones (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Daniels (Shrewsbury Town).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Jones (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Remy Howarth (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tayo Edun.

  9. Post update

    James Jones (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Daniels (Shrewsbury Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis Montsma (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tayo Edun.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Scully (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

    Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jason Cummings replaces Shaun Whalley.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Josh Vela.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Joshua Daniels replaces Daniel Udoh.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Timothy Eyoma.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Remy Howarth (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tayo Edun.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull17111529161334
2Portsmouth1895430151532
3Peterborough18102629191032
4Lincoln City1710252015532
5Ipswich1810262319432
6Doncaster1693429181130
7Charlton169342516930
8Accrington159242317629
9Sunderland177732314928
10Fleetwood1883726161027
11Crewe188282219326
12Blackpool178271920-126
13Gillingham177281821-323
14Wimbledon175662327-421
15MK Dons184772023-319
16Rochdale175482226-419
17Oxford Utd175482024-419
18Bristol Rovers165471824-619
19Plymouth175482232-1019
20Northampton1853101631-1518
21Shrewsbury173861824-617
22Swindon1851122235-1316
23Wigan1742111530-1514
24Burton182792233-1113
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