MATCH REPORT: Bristol Rovers Shrewsbury Town

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.

First-half

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.

Second Half:

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.

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