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Match report: Shrewsbury Town 2 Doncaster Rovers 0

17 April 2021

Match Reports

Match report: Shrewsbury Town 2 Doncaster Rovers 0

17 April 2021

Town's Sky Bet League One home fixture with Doncaster Rovers ends in defeat.

Shrewsbury Town's afternoon at Montgomery Waters Meadow ended in defeat as the away side secured a two-goal win over Salop.

A goal in each half was the difference between the two sides despite Steve Cotterill's men creating a number of chances in the Donny box.

However, it was the away side who went in front with the first chance. Ethan Ebanks-Landell’s slip allowed Fejiri Okenabirhie in on goal and the former Town man tucked the ball into the bottom corner to make it one-nil.

The Shrews continued their search for an equaliser as the half continued on but found it difficult to convert pressure into clear-cut chances. Harry Chapman was next to test the keeper, the midfielder chipped the ball over the head of a Donny defender and struck on the half volley his effort needed saving to keep Rovers ahead.

Moments later, Salop hit the woodwork through Nathanael Ogbeta when the ball was pulled back to him the area, the wing-back struck first-time clipping the crossbar and behind.

The second half followed the trend of the first with Salop on top looking for a way back into the game continued. Doncaster were dangerous on the counter and, if not for a slip in the area, Josh Sims could have made it two-nil.

Just when the home side were at their most dominant, Rovers broke away through Taylor Richards, the frontman made the most of a through ball play made no mistake from close range to double his side's advantage.

Despite Steve Cotterill's men threatening and pushing until the final whistle, a goal couldn't be found and the away side left Shropshire with a clean sheet and three points.

The teams:

Salop: Matija Sarkic, Ro-Shaun Williams (Brad Walker, 45), Shaun Whalley, Ollie Norburn, Josh Vela, Nathanael Ogbeta, Daniel Udoh (Charlie Caton, 77), Ethan Ebanks-Landell, David Davis, Matthew Pennington, Harry Chapman.

Subs not used: Harry Burgoyne, David Edwards, Ryan Sears, Donald Love, Curtis Main.

Rovers: Ellery Balcombe, Reece James, Tom Anderson, Andy Butler, Joe Wright, Matt Smith, John Bostock, Josh Sims (Jason Lokilo, 74), James Coppinger (Tyrese John-Jules, 62), Fejiri Okenabirhie, Taylor Richards (Ed Williams, 89).

Subs not used: Louis Jones, Brandon Horton, Anthony Greaves, Cameron John.


Referee: Andy Davies

Assistants: Adrian Waters and Mark Jones

Fourth Official: Scott Simpson


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