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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Southend United

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Shrewsbury moved three points clear at the top of League One with victory over Southend.Jon Nolan’s goal midway through the first half means Paul Hurst’s side have now won six and drawn one of seven league games this season.Shrewsbury started well and the prolific Stefan Payne twice went close in the early stages. A header from Shaun Whalley’s free-kick was well saved by goalkeeper Mark Oxley before the powerful striker ran from the halfway line and fired the ball against the far post.

Southend, without a win since beating Blackburn on the opening day of the season, responded with a long-range shot from Stephen McLaughlin which was kept out by Dean Henderson before Jason Demetriou’s 25 yard free-kick drifted just wide.The breakthrough Shrewsbury wanted arrived in the 23rd minute as midfielder Nolan burst into the box and linked well with Payne before firing in his first goal for the club since a summer move from Chesterfield.Southend pushed forward in search of an equaliser in the second half, with Michael Timlin and Ryan Leonard both just off target from close range.The visitors were then denied a late leveller when sub Simon Cox’s header was brilliantly kept out by Henderson at full stretch as Shrewsbury’s impressive start continued.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsShrewsbury1Henderson2Riley5Sadler22Nsiala12BrownBooked at 58mins4Godfrey7WhalleyBooked at 90mins8Ogogo20NolanSubstituted forDoddsat 82’minutes23RodmanBooked at 14mins45PayneSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 45’minutesSubstitutes6Beckles9Morris10Dodds11Gnahoua14John-Lewis15MacGillivray17AdamsSouthend1Oxley42Bwomono27Kyprianou5FerdinandBooked at 63mins24Demetriou18Leonard8TimlinSubstituted forBridgeat 85’minutes16YearwoodSubstituted forCoxat 79’minutes17McGlashanSubstituted forRobinsonat 70’minutes9Fortuné11McLaughlinBooked at 77minsSubstitutes2Hendrie10Cox12Ba19Bridge20Klass22Smith31RobinsonReferee:Ross JoyceAttendance:5,129Match StatsHome TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSouthendPossessionHome53%Away47%ShotsHome8Away11Shots on TargetHome5Away5CornersHome5Away4FoulsHome12Away14Live TextPosted at Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 0.BookingPosted at 90’+2′ Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 90’+2′ Jack Bridge (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+1′ Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.Posted at 90’+1′ Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.Posted at 88′ Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88′ Foul by Jack Bridge (Southend United).Posted at 87′ Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 86′ Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.SubstitutionPosted at 85′ Substitution, Southend United. Jack Bridge replaces Michael Timlin.SubstitutionPosted at 82′ Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Jon Nolan.Posted at 82′ Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 82′ Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).Posted at 81′ Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dean Henderson.Posted at 81′ Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.Posted at 80′ Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 80′ Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Southend United. Simon Cox replaces Dru Yearwood.Posted at 78′ Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.BookingPosted at 77′ Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 76′ Ben Godfrey (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 76′ Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).Posted at 73′ Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 73′ Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).Posted at 71′ Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.Posted at 71′ Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 71′ Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).SubstitutionPosted at 70′ Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Jermaine McGlashan.Posted at 68′ Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 68′ Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 67′ Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 67′ Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).BookingPosted at 63′ Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 61′ Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 61′ Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.BookingPosted at 58′ Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 58′ Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).Posted at 58′ Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Essex