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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Tommy Leigh scored the winner as Accrington snatched a battling 1-0 away win over 10-man Shrewsbury.

Midfielder Leigh's 77th-minute header proved the difference between the two sides as Stanley made their one-man advantage pay.

Defender Tom Flanagan was sent off in the 57th minute for a second yellow card after a silly foul which ultimately cost the home side dear.

Fellow defender Taylor Moore rifled a powerful right-footed shot wide of the left post with the hosts having started brightly, before midfielder Tom Bayliss blasted wide.

Harvey Rodgers headed over for the visitors, while forward Ryan Bowman was thwarted by a fine save from Burnley loan goalkeeper Lukas Jensen.

Bowman had another great chance to break the deadlock not long after, but he dragged his shot wide of the far post.

Scottish midfielder Ethan Hamilton tried his luck from distance, but Shrewsbury's Slovakian shot-stopper Marko Marosi produced an excellent save to deny him.

Jensen pulled off a superb save to block Julien Da Costa's goalbound strike, before Flanagan was sent off for a clumsy foul.

Mitch Clark then provided the cross for Leigh to win it for the visitors as they claimed their first victory of the League One season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Marosi
  • 5Pennington
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33FlanaganBooked at 57mins
  • 29Da Costa
  • 6Moore
  • 3Leahy
  • 23Nurse
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forBloxhamat 84'minutes
  • 20BaylissSubstituted forPykeat 78'minutes
  • 9BowmanSubstituted forUdohat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Udoh
  • 13Burgoyne
  • 15Pyke
  • 18Bloxham
  • 19Caton
  • 27Craig
  • 30Barlow

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jensen
  • 2Clark
  • 16Rodgers
  • 3Rich-BaghuelouSubstituted forAstleyat 21'minutes
  • 15SangareSubstituted forLongeloat 45'minutes
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 68minsSubstituted forAdedoyinat 71'minutes
  • 6CoyleBooked at 45minsSubstituted forConneelyat 84'minutes
  • 4Hamilton
  • 11McConville
  • 10PritchardSubstituted forLeighat 45'minutes
  • 9Lowe

Substitutes

  • 5Astley
  • 8Leigh
  • 14Longelo
  • 18Pell
  • 19Adedoyin
  • 28Conneely
  • 40Savin
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
6,117

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Korede Adedoyin (Accrington Stanley).

  4. Post update

    Luke Leahy (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Korede Adedoyin (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Seamus Conneely with a headed pass.

  7. Post update

    Ethan Hamilton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bloxham (Shrewsbury Town).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cheyenne Dunkley (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Leahy with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harvey Rodgers.

  11. Post update

    Matt Lowe (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Luke Leahy (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Ryan Astley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Shrewsbury Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Seamus Conneely replaces Liam Coyle.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bloxham replaces Jordan Shipley.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ryan Astley.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Shipley (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rekeil Pyke.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Rekeil Pyke replaces Tom Bayliss.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Tommy Leigh (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mitchell Clark with a cross.

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