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Match report: Shrewsbury Town 2 Gillingham 1

28 August 2021

Shrewsbury Town earn all three points with a 2-1 comeback victory over Gillingham.

Despite a difficult start to the afternoon for Salop, Steve Cotterill's team showed great character to earn a 2-1 comeback victory over Steve Evans' Gillingham.

Tom Bloxham's stunning overhead kick and Sam Cosgrove's smart finish into the corner of the net was the difference between the two sides as all three points remained in Shropshire.

It was the away side who started the fastest, notching the opening goal with just 12 minutes on the clock. Jack Tucker rose highest inside the Salop box to guide a header past Marko Marosi and into the bottom corner of the net from a Gills corner.

A mix-up with the Gills defence nearly gave Town a needed goal shortly before the half-time break. A poor back-pass from Daniel Adshead found its way in the path of Sam Cosgrove but Gillingham shot-stopper Jamie Cumming did well to converge on the run to clear the ball away.

In stunning fashion, Tom Bloxham pulled Town back to level terms with a bicycle kick into the top corner of the net. Town's academy graduate latched onto a bouncing ball inside the box, made a solid connection with the ball, and saw his emphatic strike nestle in the top corner with 60 minutes on the clock.

You wait a while for one, and two come along at once. Six minutes later, Sam Cosgrove got his first goal of the season and managed to put the Shrews in the lead. The forward got on the end of a driven cross and managed to find the far corner of Cumming's net to give Town the advantage.

Despite the sway side throwing everything at the Town in the latter stages of the game, the Shrews saw the game out to ensure all three points remained at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

The teams:

Salop: Marko Marosi, Luke Leahy, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Aaron Pierre, Sam Cosgrove (Rekeil Pyke, 83), Josh Vela, Daniel Udoh, David Davis, Elliott Bennett, Tom Bloxham (Ben Reeves, 66), George Nurse (Nathanael Ogbeta, 66).

Subs not used: Harry Burgoyne, Shaun Whalley, Joshua Daniels, Khanya Leshabela.

Gills: Jame Cumming, Ryan Jackson (David Tutonda, 45), Max Ehmer, Jack Tucker, Kyle Dempsey, Robbie McKenzie, Daniel Adshead (Ben Reeves, 54) Rhys Bennett, Vadaine Oliver, Daniel Phillips, Mustapha Carayol.

Subs not used: Aaron Chapman, Stuart O'Keefe, Ollie Lee, Danny Lloyd, Bailey Akehurst.

Attendance: 4625 (232)


Referee: Sam Allison

Assistants: Gary Hilton and Paul Graham

Fourth Official: Steven Rushton


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Gillingham ticket details

9 August 2021

Ticket details are now available for Town's Sky Bet League One home fixture with the Gills.

Shrewsbury Town v Gillingham
Saturday 28th August 2021 – 3pm Kick-Off
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Sky Bet League One

Ticket Information

Tickets are now on sale for our home game with Gillingham on Saturday, August 28th, 2021.

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

Match tickets are available before the day of the game and on Match Day. Supporters are encouraged to buy in advance if they can to help beat the queues on matchday. As with the pilot events we ran during the lockdown, tickets will be available to be added to your mobile device as a ‘Digital Ticket’.

Shrewsbury Town encourages the use of mask-wearing in the concourses and in enclosed areas of the stadium.

Social Distancing Seats

For the start of the 2021 Season we understand that some supporters will be nervous about returning to full capacity venues. For this reason, we will be offering some socially distanced seating should you still want to be socially distanced from other supporters. These seats will be in Block 12 and 13. NB: Season Ticket holders in these areas will not be affected and can continue to use their Season Ticket to access the stadium and sit in their usual seats.

Current Season Ticket holders in other blocks can move in to the Socially Distanced area should they wish but they need to inform the Ticket Office first and be issued with a separate physical ticket for that game.

Ticket Office opening hours are 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday and 11am – Kick Off on a Match Day Saturday.

Ticket prices for a 2019/20 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 or can be selected as a digital ticket and can be saved in your mobile device wallet for use on matchday.

When buying online the following costs apply-

  • Print at Home/Digital Ticket = Free
  • Collect from STFC = Free
  • Standard post for online booking = £2.60
  • Special Delivery = £9.00
  • Add to FanCard = Free

U12s go free to every home SkyBet League One game during the 2021/22 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 can't make it to the game you can 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 the town centre, details here Matchday Travel Plan.  There are a number of parking options in and around the stadium, these can be viewed here Matchday Parking Options.


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