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Match report: Swindon Town 0 Shrewsbury Town 1

6 February 2021

Town earn a 1-0 win away from home over Swindon Town!

Shrewsbury Town's trip to Wiltshire ended with Salop traveling home with all three points after earning a 1-0 victory over Swindon Town.

A dominant performance was topped off with a Harry Chapman wonder strike as the away side saw the game out well to earn the win.

Despite an interrupted start due to a clash of heads between Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Ro-Shaun Williams, Salop started brightly and dominated possession. Sean Goss came close for the Shrews when he was fed through on goal. The midfielder let off a shot but the angle was too tight and Mark Travers made a routine save.

The continual pressure finally told in the 34th minute when Harry Chapman's wonder strike put Salop in the lead. Curtis Main laid the ball off to the midfielder and his effort from outside the box nestled in the back of the net via the inside of the post.

Possession-based play continued as the half grew and it was Steve Cotterill's men who took the advantage into the break. The home side offered minimal threat and Town defended comfortably as they looked to build in the second period.

The home side improved as the half restarted and Brett Pitman nearly pulled the Robins level. The striker got on the end of a cross, beat Ogbeta in the air to make a solid connection with the ball but couldn't guide his effort on target as the ball drifted over the bar.

In a half with limited action, Town's defensive performance prevailed in the second period as the Salop men took home all three points.

The teams:

Swindon: Mark Travers, Dominic Thompson, Conor Masterson (Taylor Curran, 42) Akin Odimayo, Rob Hunt, Hallam Hope (Christopher Missilou, 74), Matt Palmer, Jordan Lyden (Scott Twine, 62), Jack Payne, Jordan Garrick (Tyrese Omotoye, 74), Brett Pitman.

Subs: Archie Matthews, Paul Caddis, Taylor Curran, Ellis Iandolo, Christopher Missilou, Tyrese Omotoye, Scott Twine.

Salop: Matija Sarkic, Donald Love, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Ro-Shaun Williams, Nathanael Ogbeta, Josh Vela, Ollie Norburn, Sean Goss (David Davis, 73), Shaun Whalley (David Edwards, 87), Curtis Main (Dan Udoh, 89), Harry Chapman (Rekeil Pyke, 74).

Subs: Harry Burgoyne, Scott Golbourne, Ryan Sears, David Edwards, Josh Daniels, Rekeil Pyke, Dan Udoh.

Officials:

Referee: Antony Coggins 
Assistants: Ryan Whitaker and Leigh Crowhurst
Fourth Official: Mark Derrien

Bookings:

Hallam Hope was shown a yellow card in the 73rd minute for a deliberate handball in the middle of the park.

Brett Pitman was shown a yellow card in the dying moments of the game for preventing a Salop counter-attack.

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