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Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Doncaster Rovers

Fejiri Okenabirhie came back to haunt his former employers in Doncaster's 2-0 win at Shrewsbury - their first in 10 outings.

The former Shrews striker scored 15 minutes into the game before turning provider for Taylor Richards, who secured the points 10 minutes from time.

Josh Vela, Harry Chapman and Shaun Whalley all threatened with early long-range efforts, before a slack pass from Ro-Shaun Williams allowed Okenabirhie to nip in and fire past goalkeeper Matija Sarkic.

Nathanael Ogbeta struck the crossbar and David Davis went close, as Shrewsbury enjoyed the majority of the play in the first half.

Again they had spells of pressure early in the second period, but Rovers had carried a threat on the break throughout the contest.

Okenabirhie went close to a second 25 minutes from time, before beating Brad Walker to the ball and slipping in Richards.

The Brighton loanee ran clear and slammed the ball home, ending Rovers' dismal run of five straight defeats.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Sarkic
  • 29Pennington
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 5WilliamsSubstituted forWalkerat 45'minutes
  • 14Ogbeta
  • 28Davis
  • 8Norburn
  • 10Vela
  • 7Whalley
  • 32Chapman
  • 23UdohSubstituted forCatonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burgoyne
  • 4Edwards
  • 12Sears
  • 16Walker
  • 17Love
  • 20Main
  • 30Caton

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Balcombe
  • 5Wright
  • 21Butler
  • 4Anderson
  • 3James
  • 15Bostock
  • 14Smith
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forJohn-Julesat 62'minutes
  • 17RichardsSubstituted forWilliamsat 89'minutes
  • 20SimsSubstituted forLokiloat 74'minutes
  • 9Okenabirhie

Substitutes

  • 10Lokilo
  • 13Jones
  • 18Williams
  • 19John-Jules
  • 24John
  • 27Greaves
  • 28Horton
Referee:
Andy Davies

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Fejiri Okenabirhie tries a through ball, but Jason Lokilo is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Ed Williams replaces Taylor Richards.

  5. Post update

    Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by John Bostock (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyreece John-Jules (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jason Lokilo.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

  9. Post update

    John Bostock (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joe Wright.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Davis (Shrewsbury Town).

  12. Post update

    Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Vela (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

    Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tyreece John-Jules (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 2. Taylor Richards (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Fejiri Okenabirhie.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathanael Ogbeta (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Chapman.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Bostock (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Charlie Caton replaces Daniel Udoh.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Brad Walker tries a through ball, but Daniel Udoh is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull422571073334082
2Peterborough412471073393479
3Sunderland411914861342771
4Lincoln City402091162422069
5Blackpool4019111053351868
6Oxford Utd421981566511565
7Portsmouth411981457431465
8Charlton401712115751663
9Ipswich411710144141061
10Doncaster40186165755260
11Gillingham42178175857159
12MK Dons421610165658-258
13Accrington411610155360-758
14Fleetwood411511154435956
15Crewe411510164756-955
16Plymouth421411175167-1653
17Burton411410175464-1052
18Shrewsbury401214144448-450
19Wimbledon411112184863-1545
20Wigan42128224768-2144
21Northampton421010223561-2640
22Rochdale41912205272-2039
23Bristol Rovers42108244065-2538
24Swindon42114274778-3137
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