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Town 1 Carlisle United 1 - half-time

14 December 2012

All the details for the home game with Carlisle

Listen to full match commentary as Andy and Martin guide you through the action - ShrewsPlayer Fullmatch Commentary

Town: Chris Weale, Jermaine Grandison, Darren Jones, Matt Richards (c), Marvin Morgan, Jon Taylor, Paul Parry, Connor Goldson, Aaron Wildig, Luke Rodgers, Cameron Gayle

Subs: Joe Anyon, Joe Jacobson, Rob Purdie, Tom Bradshaw, Asa Hall, Ryan Doble, Ryan Woods

Carlisle United: Mark Gillespie, Frank Simek, Matt Robson, Jon-Paul McGovern, Danny Livesey, Liam Noble, Paul Thirlwell (c), Lee Miller, Mike Edwards, Joe Garner, Chris Chantler

Subs: Adam Collin, Andy Welsh, Danny Cadamarteri, Bradley Potts, Mark Beck, David Symington, Valentin Gjokaj

Referee:  Keith Stroud  (Hampshire)
Assistant Referee (yellow): Jonathan Hunt
Assistant Referee (plain):  Mark Griffiths
Fourth Official:  Ollie Yates

Matt Johnson reports from the Greenhous Meadow

Jon Taylor’s marvellous form continued as he scored one of the Town goals of the season to put Shrewsbury ahead, but a swift counter-attack from the visitors meant a 1-1 score line at the break.

Graham Turner made three changes from the side that drew 2-2 at Crawley last weekend. Two were enforced with Paul Parry and Aaron Wildig coming into the side after injuries to Mark Wight and Luke Summerfield, whilst Cameron Gayle made his debut in place of Joe Jacobson.

With both sides embroiled in a scrap towards the foot of League One, the opening stages proved tight and cagey, the visitors coming closest after seven minutes when Joe Garner let fly from 25 yards – but his effort arrowed just past Chris Weale’s right-hand post.

From nowhere, the Cumbrians almost took the lead again when Frank Simek’s early cross from the right caught the Town defence napping, but Lee Miller’s side foot finish was wide of the mark.

But it was Town who sparked first, and it was Jon Taylor who lit the match. Luke Rodgers held the ball centrally before feeding Taylor down the right hand channel. The nippy winger took on one, and then cut into the box before hitting a rasping drive across the keeper and into the corner to make it 1-0 on 22 minutes.

Eleven minutes later and the visitors were back on level terms after an attacking Shrewsbury free-kick collapsed. Garner was the architect as he broke at pace to run the length of the pitch before cooly feeding the unmarked Liam Noble who steered his effort past Weale.

Half-time: Town 1-1 Carlisle

Marcus Braddock previews the game - Town v Carlisle Prematch

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