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 Rotherham United 19 +21 38
2 Wigan Athletic 18 +18 38
3 Wycombe Wanderers 20 +9 38
4 Plymouth Argyle 20 +11 36
5 Sunderland 19 +7 36
6 Milton Keynes Dons 19 +13 34
7 Oxford United 19 +11 33
8 Sheffield Wednesday 20 +7 33
9 Portsmouth 20 +4 32
10 Burton Albion 20 -1 28
11 Ipswich Town 20 +6 27
12 Cheltenham Town 19 -4 27
13 Accrington Stanley 20 -9 27
14 Bolton Wanderers 20 0 26
15 Charlton Athletic 20 -1 23
16 Cambridge United 20 -8 23
17 AFC Wimbledon 18 -4 21
18 Lincoln City 19 -4 21
19 Shrewsbury Town 19 -7 19
20 Morecambe 19 -8 19
21 Gillingham 20 -11 17
22 Fleetwood Town 19 -8 15
23 Doncaster Rovers 19 -23 13
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 -19 12