MATCH REPORT: Bristol Rovers Shrewsbury Town
By mediat team on 29/02/2020
Shrewsbury Town secure all three points on the road against Bristol Rovers.
Rovers: Jamal Blackman, Tony Craig, Ed Upson, Liam Sercombe (James Daly, 70), Ollie Clarke, Jonson Clarke-Harris (Timmy Abraham, 63), Luke Leahy, Josh Ginnelly, Alfie Kilgour, Rollin Menayese (Alex Rodman, 80), Jayden Mitchell-Lawson.
Subs: Jordi Van Stappershoef, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, James Daly, Kyle Bennett, Cian Harries, Timmy Abraham, Alex Rodman.
Town: Max O’Leary, Aaron Pierre, David Edwards, Ro-Shaun Williams, Omar Beckles, Callum Lang, Josh Vela, Daniel Udoh, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Josh Laurent, Jason Cummings (Kayne Ramsay, 86).
Subs: Harry Burgoyne, Scott Golbourne, Brad Walker, Donald Love, Kayne Ramsay, Sean Goss, Charlie Caton.
Referee: Alan Young
Assistants: Matthew Lee and Conor Farrell
Fourth official: Samuel Ogles
Town’s afternoon in Bristol came to an end with Sam Ricketts’ men securing all three points at the Memorial Stadium.
Daniel Udoh’s second-half strike was the difference between the two sides as all three points headed back to Shropshire.
The first 10 minutes of Town’s afternoon in Bristol got underway with neither teams having clear chances in the opposition box. A feeling out process continued as Town looked to work out Rovers.
In the 17th minute, Daniel Udoh forced Jamal Blackman into making a good save. Town’s forward received the ball inside the box but the home side’s keeper converged well to parry the ball away.
Rovers number 28 Rollin Menayese was shown a yellow card just before the 30-minute mark for jumping into Udoh with unnecessary force.
Rovers’ keeper made another great save to deny Town taking the lead with five minutes left in the first-half. Callum Lang saw the ball fall to his feet but the forward couldn't beat the man in between the sticks with a powerful driven effort.
Aaron Pierre was shown the second yellow card of the game for a foul just inside the Salop half.
The half came to an end with the two teams all square. Despite chances for Town, the Rovers keeper put in a strong performance to keep his side level on the score sheet.
Max O’Leary was called into action with just minutes on the second-half clock. Alfie Kilgour jumped well to meet a cross and guided an effort towards goal. O’Leary dived well to parry the ball away from the top corner.
Jason Cummings had a chance to give his team the lead shortly after the hour mark. The forward received the ball out wide and drifted inside towards the away side’s goal. Despite a good run, Cummings couldn't find the target and the ball floated over the bar.
However, Town emphatically found the opening goal in the 70th minute. Ro-Shaun Williams’ mazing run towards the Gas’ goal gave Udoh time to find space. The defender cutely found the Salop number 23 with a short pass and the striker buried his effort into the bottom corner.
Williams was shown a yellow card just three minutes later for a late challenge in the middle of the park.
Kilgour was shown a yellow card in the latter stages of the game for a foul on Callum Lang.
The game came to an end with Town taking all three points away from home.