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Plymouth Argyle Preview

9 February 2018

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to Saturday's game with Plymouth Argyle

This weekend Shrewsbury Town entertain Plymouth Argyle who we met earlier in the season. It's safe to say that the Pilgrims have turned a difficult season into what looks like a good first season after promotion. Since that closely fought 1-1 draw in October the Pilgrims have lost just three times in League One and have stormed up the league to 11th place. Just Wigan, Portsmouth, and Oxford United have managed to take three points in the four months between now and October with the Latics the only team to beat Plymouth at home or away since the turn of 2018

Top Scorers (cup goals in brackets)

Graham Carey 7(2)
Jake Jervis 4
Ryan Taylor 3(1)
Ryan Edwards 3(1)


Graham Carey 10
David Fox 4
Ryan Taylor 3
Ruben Lameiras 3

Clean Sheets (league One)

Eight. Six at home and two away.


Plymouth have scored fourteen away goals this season which have been split equally, seven scored in the first half and seven scored in the second half.

The Pilgrims have earned an average of 1.2 goals per game away from home and concede an average of exactly 1 goal per game.

They have scored first in seven times this season and conceded first eight times in away games.

Plymouth have scored in each of their last 11 matches and have scored in each of their last 5 away matches. They're also undefeated in their last five away games.

Referee - Ben Toner from Lancashire. Games this season: 25. Yellow cards: 73. Red cards: 4.
Assistants: Iain Siddall and Ian Dudley
Fourth Official: Steven Copeland.

Team news

Plymouth Derek Adam is likely to name an unchanged team.

Paul Hurst has no new injury worries, Junior Brown is still on the road back to recovery and Dean Henderson is serving the third game of his suspension.


This is not going to be easy is it? If there was one team you want to avoid it's one on a good run. But we've also been here before, last week Bristol Rovers had been on a good run and so had Portsmouth the week before that. Admittedly Plymouth's run is a particularly impressive one and their manager is targeting what he sees as our weaknesses and aiming for three points. Paul Hurst is expecting a tough game but has a continuation of our winning run of three games in all competitions in his sights.


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Match Reports

Town 1 Plymouth Argyle 2

10 February 2018

Second Half goal from Zak Vyner gives Plymouth the points

Town: Craig MacGillivray, Max Lowe, Ben Godfrey (Stefan Payne 67), Mat Sadler, Abu Ogogo, Carlton Morris (Lenell John-Lewis 67), Nathan Thomas, James Bolton, Jon Nolan, Aristote Nsiala, Alex Rodman (Shaun Whalley 67)

Subs: Shaun Rowley, Omar Beckles, Shaun Whalley, Lenell John-Lewis, Bryn Morris, Abo Eisa, Stefan Payne

Plymouth Argyle:  Remi Matthews, Gary Sawyer, Jamie Ness, Antoni Sarcevic, Graham Carey, Ruben Lameiras (Lionel Ainsworth 77), Sonny Bradley, Oscar Threlkeld, Ryan Taylor, Zak Vyner, David Fox (Yann Songo’o 69)

Subs: Kyle Letheren, Yann Songo’o, Lionel Ainsworth, Simon Church, Mosses Makasi, Joel Grant, Aaron Taylor- Sinclair

Referee: Ben Toner
Assistants: Iain Siddall and Ian Dudley
Fourth Official: Steven Copeland

Attendance: 7036 (995)

The Town were on course to record their fourth consecutive win after going one nil up early in the game from a Carlton Morris goal but a disappointed Shrews side conceded 2 goals giving the visiting Plymouth side all 3 points.

Team news: Paul Hurst makes two changes to the side which beat Bristol Rovers last weeken.  Omar Beckles and Shaun Whalley are left out in favour of Max Lowe and Alex Rodman, who was so influential off the bench last weekend.


Their was early concern for Town in the first minute as Abu Ogogo received treatment following on from a challenge, but the Shrews captain got back onto his feet to resume the game.

Town broke the deadlock early on with some sublime passing around the box by Alex Rodman and Max Lowe, Rodman slipped in a pass behind the defensive line and Lowe fired the ball across goal creating a great chance on the edge of the six yard box for Carlton Morris who fired home past Remi Matthews, giving The Shrews the lead in the sixth minute.

Town were nearly in on goal again on the 14th minute after some impressive play in the midfield by goal scorer Morris, he slipped the ball through to captain Ogogo but the captain couldn’t find a through ball past the Plymouth defence.

Plymouth Argyle had their first chance of the game in the 16th minute, A free kick 25 yards out struck by Plymouth number 10 Graham Carey didn’t beat the wall and the following corner didn’t produce a goal.

Plymouth were awarded a penalty by referee Ben Toner in the 19th minute as Mat Sadler was deemed to have fouled Antoni Sarcevic. Craig MacGilivray stepped up and made a superb save from Graham Carey to keep Town in the lead.

Town nearly doubled their lead in the 23rd minute, a fine save at the near post by Remi Matthews denied the Shrews a two goal cushion and Alex Rodman a goal, after some neat play between Max Lowe and Rodman on the left..

The lead wasn’t to last as Plymouth managed to capitalise on a defensive mistake and level the score line in the 27th minute, a slip from Mat Sadler gave Plymouth number six Jamie Ness a clear shot on goal. Ness fired the ball hard and low into the right hand corner giving the keeper no chance.

Town nearly restored the lead in the 39th minute. James Bolton went on an impressive run but couldn’t beat the Plymouth keeper with a shot from outside the box.

After open, end-to-end first half both teams went into the half time break with the score line remaining level.

Half-Time: 1-1


The first half got underway and both teams struggled to keep possession of the ball. The first real chance for either team came for Plymouth in the 55th minute as a cross was fired into the box but Sonny Bradley couldn’t keep the ball down and struck the ball over the bar.

A 62nd minute corner for Plymouth proved too much to handle for the Town defence, a goal mouth scramble for the ball was eventually prodded home into the bottom right hand corner by Zak Vyner, giving Plymouth the lead.

Town almost replied minutes later after a superb cross into the box, Nathan Thomas headed the ball towards goal from seven yards out but the keeper remained strong and parried the ball away from goal.

The second half was lacking any real goalmouth action, in the 75th minute Jon Nolan had a chance to put the ball into a packed box but he couldn’t beat the advancing defender.

In the 82nd minute, Town’s frustrations were starting to grow as Stefan Payne received a yellow card for a late challenge on Oscar Threlkeld.

A late chance fell for Lenell John-Lewis in the 89th minute to make the scores level, Some nice passing around the box found the ball fall to Lewis, but the substitute couldn’t find the back of the net and struck the ball straight at the keeper.

Town continued to pump balls forwards but the inform Plymouth side held out to take all 3 points.

Full-Time: 1-2

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Plymouth Argyle Ticket Details

8 February 2018

Ticket details for the visit of Plymouth Argyle

Shrewsbury Town v Plymouth Argyle
Saturday 10th February – 3pm Kick-Off
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Sky Bet League One

Tickets are now on sale for our home game with Plymouth Argyle.

This game is valid for Season Ticket holders and they can turn up on the day and scan their card for stadium entry. 

Match tickets are available before the day of the game and on the day of the match. 

Ticket prices for a 2017/18 Sky Bet League One fixture can be found here

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 
•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office 
•    By calling 01743 273943 
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

Tickets bought online can be printed at home and scanned for stadium entry.

U8s go free to every home SkyBet League One game during the 2017/18 season.

Supporters can get tickets via the popular FlexiTicket or you can use the new FanCard to save money on every home league game.

If you are interested in coming as a youth group then we provide free tickets for groups of up to 25 people - for more details click here

There are several options for the game if you would like to sample our matchday hospitality, you can see this here - Matchday Hospitality - or contact out Commercial team here -

If you can't make it to the game you cn listen to full match commentary, or watch the game if you are an International fan, on IFollow Shrews or download the app here to listen if you are out and about - IFollow App.

Travel - There are a number of matchday buses from around the county and buses from town centre, details here Matchday Travel Plan.  There a number of parking options in and around the stadium, these can be viewed here Matchday Parking Options.

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