2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Alex Rodman (6')
  • Abu Ogogo (88')

Shrewsbury see off Walsall to maintain promotion push

Shrewsbury continued their excellent season by beating Walsall 2-0 to stay second in League One.
Alex Rodman and Abu Ogogo scored the goals as Paul Hurst's high-flying side added three more points to their tally.
Shrewsbury were rewarded for a bright start with a sixth-minute breakthrough as Rodman converted Jon Nolan's inviting low cross from the right.
The hosts nearly added to their lead shortly afterwards but Carlton Morris struck the post from Shaun Whalley's cross.
Then the influential Nolan hammered a powerful 20-yard drive over the bar.
Walsall were also lively going forward and Dean Henderson, the Shrewsbury goalkeeper, had to be alert to tip a Kieron Morris header over the bar.
Nicky Devlin then went close to an equaliser when he burst into the box and fired against the near post from a narrow angle before Erhun Oztumer was off-target from a 25-yard free kick.
Walsall's Liam Leahy headed against the woodwork in the closing stages before Shrewsbury doubled their lead in the 88th minute as skipper Ogogo swept home Rodman's cross from the right.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 28 +20 57
2 Luton Town 28 +29 56
3 Sunderland 27 +22 53
4 Charlton Athletic 29 +16 53
5 Barnsley 27 +24 52
6 Peterborough United 28 +9 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 28 +14 46
8 Blackpool 27 +2 39
9 Coventry City 29 -3 39
10 Southend United 28 +4 38
11 Wycombe Wanderers 28 -2 38
12 Fleetwood Town 28 +5 36
13 Burton Albion 28 0 36
14 Accrington Stanley 27 -9 35
15 Walsall 28 -11 35
16 Scunthorpe United 29 -17 34
17 Shrewsbury Town 28 -6 31
18 Gillingham 28 -9 31
19 Rochdale 29 -24 31
20 Oxford United 28 -9 30
21 Plymouth Argyle 28 -14 30
22 Bristol Rovers 28 -5 28
23 Bradford City 28 -16 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 28 -20 23