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Match report: AFC Wimbledon 0 Shrewsbury Town 1

17 October 2020

Match Reports

Match report: AFC Wimbledon 0 Shrewsbury Town 1

17 October 2020

Salop earn three points on the road with a one-goal win over AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons: Connal Trueman, Luke O’Neill, Daniel Csoka, Alex Woodyard, Terell Thomas, Ethan Chislett, Jaakko Oksanen, Shane McLoughlin, Ryan Longman (Adam Roscrow, 83), Joe Piggot, Steve Seddon.

Subs: Nik Tzanev, Cheye Alexander, Adam Roscrow, Jack Rudoni, Nesta Guinness-Walker, Paul Kalambayi, Callum Reilly.

Town: Deyan Iliev, Ro-Shaun Williams, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Aaron Pierre, Scott Golbourne, Ollie Norburn, Jan Zamburek (Brad Walker, 63), Josh Vela, Jason Cummings (Daniel Udoh, 76), Leon Clarke, Ryan Barnett (Scott High, 84).

Subs: Harry Burgoyne, Scott High, Brad Walker, Josh Daniels, Shilow Tracey, Daniel Udoh, Charlie Caton.

Referee: Joshua Smith

Assistants: Adrian Waters and Michael George

Fourth official: Lee Venamore

Shrewsbury Town earn all three points on the road after a late goal from Town forward Leon Clarke. The first 20 minutes of Town’s afternoon in London got underway with very limited action.

Both sides continually tried to establish themselves in the game but both defences remained strong. Aaron Pierre’s aerial dominance was there to see as any long balls were swiftly dealt with.

The home side came inches away from taking the lead just before the 30-minute mark. Ryan Longman fired a powerful shot across goal but saw his effort whistle past the post.

The second-half started in polar-opposite to the first. Town nearly took the lead through Jason Cummings with seconds on the clock. The forward struck towards goal but unfortunately saw his effort blocked by the defender.

Deyan Iliev was called into action with 70 minutes on the clock. Town’s shot-stopper had to stretch in order to meet a powerfully driven shot from range. Iliev got a strong hand to the ball to clear it away from danger.

Salop finally found the breakthrough in the dying moments of the game. Leon Clarke jumped well to meet a corner kick and his header found its way into the back of the net to give his team the lead.

Despite a tough few final minutes where Town’s defensive resolve was tested, the Shrews managed to see the game out to earn all three points on the road.


Ethan Ebanks-Landell was shown a yellow card in the 24th minute for a foul in the final third.

Aaron Pierre was also shown a yellow for a pull-back in Town’s half.

A Dons booking for Jaakko Oksanen due to a late challenge on Scott Golbourne.

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