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Match report: Shrewsbury Town 4 MK Dons 2

23 February 2021

Shrewsbury Town secure all three points with a 4-2 win over MK Dons.

Shrewsbury Town welcomed an inform MK Dons to Montgomery Waters Meadow who visited Shropshire having won four of their last five fixtures.

However, form went out of the window as Salop secured a deserved 4-2 win over the away side with an opening 15 minutes that saw earn a convincing 3-0 lead.

Harry Chapman drove forward laying the ball out to Donald Love on the right. The full back took his time to pick out Sean Goss at the back post with a perfectly weighted cross and the midfield man did the rest-  bringing the ball down and slotting home coolly to give Salop the lead.

Things got even better for the Shrews inside seven minutes. Town were awarded a penalty and captain Ollie Nornurn stepped up and made no mistake smashing the ball hard and low right down the middle to double his sides lead.

Town’s dream start showed no sign of slowing down, the referee awarded another penalty - this time for handball when Shaun Whalley fired in a low cross. It was Cutis Main who dispatched the penalty, getting his first goal for the club since joining in January.

The crazy start to the game took another turn when the Dons sparked into life and played the ball into the area for Will Grigg who had the easiest of chances tapping it home from six yards out, leaving the score three one with 23 played.

Town began the second half much like the first, pressing right from the front and working hard off the ball. It was Josh Vela who eventually won it back deep in MK’s half he dribbled into the area squared it for Sean Goss who was completely unmarked and he passed it home for his second and Shrewsbury’s fourth.

The home side gave away a cheap freekick on the edge of the area and The Dons played it low catching Shrewsbury off guard they managed to block a couple of efforts off the line but the ball eventually found the feet of Charlie Brown who made it four two.

The referee blew his whistle on what was an impressive night for The Shrews as they continue their march up the table.

The teams:

Salop: Matija Sarkic, Donald Love (Josh Daniels, 17) Ethan Ebanks Landell, Ro-Shaun Williams, Nathanael Ogbeta, Josh Vela, Ollie Norburn, Sean Goss (Scott Golbourne, 82), Harry Chapman (David Edwards, 82), Curtis Main (Rekeil Pyke, 68) Shaun Whalley (Dan Udoh, 82).

Subs not used: Harry Burgoyne, David Davis.

Dons: Andrew Fisher, Dean Lewington, Zak Jules (Daniel Harvie 59), Harry Darling, Ben Gladwin (Jordan Houghton, 59), Will Grigg (Joe Mason, 59), Ethan Laird (Lasse Sorensen, 63), Warren O'Hora, Andrew Surman, Matt O'Riley, Cameron Jerome Charlie Brown, 64).

Subs not used: Lee Nicholls, Lewis Johnson.

Officials:

Referee: Leigh Doughty
Assistants: Adam Crysell and Matthew Jones
Fourth Official: Mark Russell

Bookings:

Cameron Jerome was shown the first yellow card of the game in the 60th minute for a foul on Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Ollie Norburn was shown a yellow card in the 63rd minute for a foul in the middle of the park.

David Edwards and Harry Darling were both shown a yellow card in the dying moments of the game due to a minor altercation.

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