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Summary

  1. Jon Nolan scores stunning half-volley gives Shrewsbury first-leg win
  2. Second leg at Shrewsbury on Sunday
  3. Shrewsbury finished third in League One, 16 points above sixth-placed Charlton
  4. Town aiming to reach Wembley for second time this season

Live Reporting

By Brent Pilnick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Nolan stunner gives Town first-leg lead

    FT: Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    So it's Shrewsbury who strike first in the League One play-offs.

    We'll say goodnight to you now, but you can read Phil Cartwright's match report by clicking the link below.

    Charlton Athletic 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

    Shrewsbury celebrate Jon Nolan's goal

    Jon Nolan's stunning goal gives Shrewsbury a one-goal advantage in their League One play-off semi-final with Charlton.

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  2. Post update

    FT: Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst told Sky Sports:

    "It's very good with the form that Charlton have been in and a big crowd.

    "I backed the players that they could handle that and the longer the game went on the more a threat we looked.

    "I thought as an away team it was a very professional job, it's a boring cliche but it's only half time.

    "It's certainly not over because we've given ourselves a very small advantage."

    Paul Hurst
  3. Next up...

    Derby County v Fulham (Friday, 19:45 BST)

    Derby celebrate a goal

    The Championship play-offs get under way on Friday, with Derby hosting Fulham at Pride Park.

    Derby left it late to secure their top-six spot, so will momentum be with the Rams? And how will Fulham respond to missing out on automatic promotion?

    Find out in our live text coverage on the BBC Sport website and app from 19:00 BST.

  4. 'Jon's done that all season'

    FT: Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Shrewsbury Town captain Mat Sadler heaped praise on goalscorer Jon Nolan when speaking to Sky Sports:

    "Jon's done that all season, he's got a knack of scoring good goals.

    "But it’s very much half-time in the tie, we wanted to make sure going into the second leg that we were in it and it was all to play for and it certainly is.

    "We've beaten them twice here they beat us once at home, so it's only half-time. That's the first 90 done."

    Jon Nolan celebrates
  5. 'It's a positive result'

    FT: Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Shrewsbury goalscorer Jon Nolan tells Sky Sports:

    "We’re not going to get too ahead of ourselves. It's a positive result to come and get the win, but it's only half time."

    On his goal: "It was a good finish and I was happy to see it go in the back of the net."

  6. FULL-TIME

    Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    That's it.

    Despite forcing two corners in the final seconds and having a header from Jason Pearce cleared off the line Charlton fail to score and it'll be advantage Shrewsbury as they head into the second leg at the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Sunday.

    Shrewsbury celebrate
  7. Post update

    Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Into the final minute - what can Charlton do?

  8. Post update

    Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Shrewsbury's final change sees goalscorer Jon Nolan come off for Lenell John-Lewis. Just a couple of minutes left now.

  9. Post update

    Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Close for Charlton. Ball into the area and Josh Magennis has a header which is well saved.

  10. Post update

    Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    We will have four minutes of stoppage time and Charlton are preparing to bring on their big Polish striker Michal Zyro, who is on loan from Championship champions Wolves - he comes on for Nicky Ajose.

  11. Post update

    Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Substitution for Shrewsbury, Shaun Whalley coming off to be replaced by Joe Riley as the visitors look to secure the win with an extra defender.

  12. Post update

    Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Charlton dejected

    Just a couple of minutes to go - what can Charlton do to try and salvage something from this first leg?

    Shrewsbury had the fourth-best home record in the regular season, losing just five times at home, although Charlton had the fifth-best away record - so it could be tight when they meet again on Sunday.

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    Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Charlton almost level. Nicky Ajose on the volley from a cross - he curls it just over the junction of bar and post.

  14. GOAL: Charlton 0-1 Shrewsbury

    Jon Nolan (80 mins)

    What a strike! Jon Nolan on the half-volley from 20 yards straight into the top corner!

    A lovely header down from Stefan Payne into the path of Shrewsbury's star man and it's a strike worthy of sending any side to Wembley. How he kept that shot down, I do not know.

    Jon Nolan goal
  15. Get Involved

    #bbcefl

    Nick Clark: If you really think the team in third or fourth place should be favoured, I think you are not really in favour of play-offs. Surely if you want them to have an advantage, they should get promoted automatically like in the old days.

    Steve C: Give teams a goal start for every three points they finished in front of the opposition. Any team more than 15 points ahead get a bye to the final.

  16. Post update

    Charlton 0-0 Shrewsbury

    That's Ben Reeves last action, he's coming off for youngster Joe Aribo, who was one of the four players who started the last match at Rochdale.

    Can Aribo make the difference?

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    Charlton 0-0 Shrewsbury

    Close for Charlton! Ben Reeves swings and blasts just over the bar from the edge of the box after a high ball is flicked on.

    Charlton's best opportunity of the second period.

  18. Post update

    Charlton 0-0 Shrewsbury

    Alex Rodman is booked for a high foot for Shrewsbury and the visitors make a change up front.

    Stefan Payne comes on for Carlton Morris - who had a good first half but has not offered a lot in the second.

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    Charlton 0-0 Shrewsbury

    Jake Forster-Caskey tries to catch out Dean Henderson with an effort towards the near post, but the Shrewsbury goalkeeper saves easily.

    Tarique Fosu has made a difference since coming off the bench.

    Tarique Fosu
  20. Post update

    Charlton 0-0 Shrewsbury

    Free kick for Charlton in a really dangerous area. Tarique Fosu is tripped by Bryn Morris right on the right corner of the 18-yard box....