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Match Report | Wycombe 0-1 Shrewsbury

9 December 2023

Match Reports

Match Report | Wycombe 0-1 Shrewsbury

9 December 2023

Shrewsbury Town got their third win in four games with a 1-0 away victory at Wycombe.

Taylor Perry’s first-half wonder strike was enough to win it for Salop. 

Town defended valiantly in the second half to make sure all three points came back to Shropshire. 

Team news:

Boss Matt Taylor opted to make one change from the team that secured an FA Cup win at Notts County - with Perry having recovered from a hamstring problem.

In a 3-5-2 formation, Perry joined Carl Winchester and Nohan Kenneh in the middle of the park with Elliott Bennett at right wing-back and Jordan Shipley on the left.

In the back three, Chey Dunkley was joined by Aaron Pierre and Joe Anderson. Up front, fresh from scoring a hat-trick at Notts County, Ryan Bowman was partnered by Dan Udoh.

Wycombe - lining up in a 3-4-1-2 system - named a side full of former Town players - with both Jack Grimmer and Joe Jacobson in defence.

Luke Leahy started in central midfield with Killian Phillips in the number 10 role. Dale Taylor and David Wheeler were the front two.

Report:

The first chance of the game came Town’s way as Bowman looked to play Udoh through on goal only for Grimmer to make a brilliant last-ditch tackle. 

Shortly after, a long ball over the top, again for Udoh, was cut out smartly by Richard Keogh.  

It was midway through the first half that the hosts created their first real chance - with Leahy seeing a free-kick tipped over by Marko Marosi. 

Phillips then hit the byline before sending in a low cross that David Wheeler fired wide.

Just before the break, though, Town got themselves in front thanks to a spectacular strike from Perry.

After being found just outside the box by Anderson, the midfielder took a touch to get the goal in his sights.

And he then unleashed a wonderful, crisp, low drive that nestled perfectly into the bottom corner.

Wycombe created two chances shortly after the re-start.

First Phillips brought the ball down well before playing a nicely weighted back heel through to Taylor who couldn’t convert. 

Substitute Garath McCleary then progressed down the line before curling a shot at goal that Marosi expertly kept out with an outstretched leg. 

With less than 15 minutes to go, McCleary knocked it back to Sadlier whose header was palmed away well by Marosi. 

Town then came close to putting the game to bed when Anderson played a long ball over the top, which was brought down superbly by Shipley who then fired against the outside of the post. 

A flurry of chances came Wanderers’ way as the clock ticked towards the 90-minute mark - with Sadlier having the best chance. 

His effort from inside the box was saved splendidly by Marosi who batted it away. 

Teams: 

Wycombe: Max Stryjek; Jack Grimmer, Joe Jacobson © (Chris Forino 87'), Josh Scowen, David Wheeler (Garath McCleary 55’), Luke Leahy, Harry Boyes (Sam Vokes 68’), Richard Keogh, Dale Taylor (Lyle Taylor 55’), Killian Phillips, Kieran Sadlier 

Unused Substitutes: Franco Ravizzoli, Kian Breckin, Joe Low 

Shrewsbury: Marko Marosi; Joe Anderson, Aaron Pierre, Chey Dunkley ©; Jordan Shipley, Elliott Bennett, Nohan Kenneh, Carl Winchester, Taylor Perry (Mal Benning 87’); Dan Udoh (Max Mata 83’), Ryan Bowman (Morgan Feeney 77’) 

Unused Substitutes: Harry Burgoyne, Tunmise Sobowale, Jack Loughran, Luca Whitney 

Referee: Ed Duckworth 

Attendance: 3,937 (310 away fans) 

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