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Match Report | Shrewsbury 1-2 Peterborough

23 December 2023

Shrewsbury Town fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to second-placed Peterborough.

Despite Town taking the lead through Jordan Shipley’s cross-turned shot, the visitors managed to pull the game back. 

Firstly, Ricky-Jade Jones slotted home a goal from close range, then Hector Kyprianou put Peterborough ahead shortly after. 

Salop had a chance in injury time as Chey Dunkley’s header hit the bar, but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. 

Team news:

Boss Matt Taylor made one change from the team that took on Portsmouth last weekend - with Elliott Bennett having recovered from a minor knock sustained in training.

It meant Elliott returned to the side at right wing-back with Morgan Feeney the man to make way.

In a 3-5-2 formation, Jordan Shipley operated on the left with Nohan Kenneh, Carl Winchester and Taylor Perry in midfield. Dan Udoh and Ryan Bowman were the front two.

Peterborough, under the guidance of Darren Ferguson, lined up in a 4-2-3-1 system with Ricky-Jade Jones the central striker.

Joel Randall operated in the 10 role with Ephron Mason-Clark and Kwame Poku out wide.


Following a quiet opening 15 minutes, the first real chance of the game came Town’s way when Aaron Pierre rose highest to meet a corner only to see his effort deflect wide. 

Moments later, Pierre was unfortunately withdrawn due to injury and was replaced by Morgan Feeney. 

Peterborough grew into the game from that point with Ferguson's side creating a flurry of chances.

First, Jones was slipped in one-on-one only to completely scuff his effort.

Shortly after, some brilliant play by Mason-Clarke saw him hit the byline before squaring it to Harrison Burrows whose shot was blocked well by Dunkley.

The Posh were intent to play out from the back, but time and time again Town did well to win the ball high and put them under pressure. 

And a decent move just before the break saw Perry, Udoh and Bowman combine before Shipley saw a shot well blocked from just inside the box.

Town went on to open the scoring just before the hour mark when Shipley's cross-turned-shot sailed over Nicholas Bilokapic’s head and into the net.

However, The Posh equalised shortly after as Kyprianou slipped in Jones who finally got the goal he was after. 

Town responded with a nice passage of the play ending with Kenneh’s seeing a strike from the edge of the box deflect wide. 

Despite Town’s efforts, Posh then went on to take the lead as David Ajiboye’s cross found Kyprianou who slotted home from close range. 

In the last few seconds of the game, Town came agonisingly close to an equaliser when Bennett’s corner was powered against the bar by Dunkley.

And from that point, the visitors held on to claim all three points.


Shrewsbury: Marko Marosi; Joe Anderson, Aaron Pierre (Morgan Feeney 18’), Chey Dunkley, Jordan Shipley, Elliott Bennett; Nohan Kenneh, Carl Winchester, Taylor Perry (Mal Benning 78’); Dan Udoh, Ryan Bowman (Max Mata 70’) 

Unused Substitutes: Harry Burgoyne, Tunmise Sobowale, Jack Loughran, Luca Whitney 

Peterborough: Nicholas Bilokapic; Harrison Burrows, Ronnie Edwards, Josh Knight, Ephron Mason-Clark, Kwame Poku (Ryan De Havilland 90’), Joe Randall (David Ajiboye 75’), Ricky-Jade Jones, Hector Kyprianou, Archie Collins, Peter Kioso 

Unused Substitutes: Fynn Talley, Jadel Katongo, Romoney Crichlow, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Malik Mothersille 

Referee: Martin Coy 

Attendance: 6,093 


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Ticket News

Ticket Details | Peterborough United

13 November 2023

Tickets are now on sale for our game at home to Peterborough United just before Christmas.


Shrewsbury Town v Peterborough United - 23/12/23 - 3pm kick-off

The Croud Meadow

Sky Bet League One

Ticket Information

These games are valid for season ticket holders. They can turn up on the day and scan their card at the turnstiles for stadium entry.

Please be aware that ALL juniors under 18 will have a new season ticket card due to a change in the pricing structure. These can be collected from the main ticket office.

Match tickets are available before the day of the game and on matchdays. Please note the new ticket collection points below.

Matchday collections for East and South Stands (Block 1–12) will be from the new Ticket Collection Hut just inside the main green gates after 1pm on matchday Saturday or 6pm for a midweek game.

Collections for the West Stand (Block 13–19) will be in the West Stand Ticket Office as usual from 1pm on matchday Saturday and 6pm for a midweek game.

Collections before these times will still be from the main ticket office from 10am – 5pm Monday, Thursday and Fridays before a home game. Or, 10am - 2.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays before an away game.

Supporters are encouraged to buy in advance so they can help beat the queues on matchday.

Tickets can be delivered to you by post or via email as a QR code. But fans are reminded they can no longer print tickets at home due to issues with barcode quality causing delays at the turnstiles.

Fans who used to print their tickets at home can have one posted out to them or you can collect one from the ticket office.

Ticket office opening hours are 10am – 5pm Monday, Thursday and Fridays before a home game. Or, 10am - 2.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays before an away game and 10am – kick-off on a matchday Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:

• In-person at The Croud 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 QR code and can be saved in your mobile device emails for use on matchday.

When buying online the following costs apply:

Digital Ticket/QR Code = FreeCollect from STFC = FreeStandard post for online booking = £1.50Special Delivery = £9.00Add to FanCard = Free.

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