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Match report: Shrewsbury Town 3 Plymouth Argyle 0

5 April 2021

Shrewsbury Town secure three points with a dominant home win over Plymouth Argyle.

Shrewsbury Town's return to Montgomery Waters Meadow coincided with a return to winning ways over visiting Plymouth Argyle.

Three goals and a clean sheet from Salop were the difference between the two sides as all three points remained in Shropshire after an impressive performance from Steve Cotterill's men.

Town were the first side to get a shot on goal after Nathanael Ogbeta wriggled his way past a couple of defenders on the edge of the area and earned space for Shaun Whalley. However, the winger's shot didnt hit the target and rose above the bar.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell was next to trouble the keeper when he got on the end of a set-piece. His header forced a save from Michael Cooper.

Argyle nearly took the lead right after the restart. It was Niall Ennis who turned smartly in the area and struck low and hard but Sarkic produced a smart save to keep it out.

Shrewsbury soon took the lead through Whalley after he drove in off the right after some good hold-up play from Dan Udoh. His shot appeared to be goal-bound but a deflection took it beyond the reach of the keeper to make it one-nil.

Town were close to doubling their lead in the strangest of fashions when Sean Goss’s inswinging corner rattled straight off the bar, moments later Ogbeta charged into the area but his outside-of-the-foot effort went just wide.

Whalley was on hand once again when Plymouth gave the ball away carelessly at the back leaving Towns number seven the easiest of finishes to double his side's advantage.

Shrewsbury’s in-form man Nathanael Ogbeta made it three with a delightfully curled shot into the far corner, cutting in from the left-hand side.

The game came to an end with Salop securing all three points and a clean sheet.

The teams:

Salop: Matija Sarkic, Ro-Shaun Williams, Sean Goss (David Davis, 88), Shaun Whalley (Rekeil Pyke, 89), Ollie Norburn (C), Josh Vela, Nathanael Ogbeta, Donald Love (David Edwards, 88), Dan Udoh (Curtis Main, 75), Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Matthew Pennington.

Subs not used: Harry Burgoyne, Harry Chapman, Ryan Sears.

Argyle: Mike Cooper, Kelland Watts, Will Aimson, Joe Edwards (Byron Moore, 75) (C), Ryan Hardie (Luke Jephcott, 65), Danny Mayor, Conor Grant, Tyrese Fornah (Adam Lewis, 75), Niall Ennis (Klaidi Lolos, 65), Jerome Opoku, Panutche Camara (Ben Reeves, 75).

Subs not used: Luke McCormick, Ollie Tomlinson.

Officials:

Referee: Robert Madley
Assistants:
Peter Gooch and Andrew Dallison
Fourth Official: 
Christopher Husband

Bookings:

Panutche Camara was shown the first yellow card of the game shortly before half-time for a late tackle on Sean Goss.

Ollie Norburn was shown the second yellow in the 75th minute for a foul in the middle of the park.

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