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Shrewsbury   3 - 0   Oxford Utd

Shrewsbury 3-0 Oxford Utd

Shrewsbury 3-0 Oxford Utd

Shrewsbury will have to settle for a place in the League Two play-offs despite a convincing win over Oxford.

Graham Turner saw Town's hopes of automatic promotion ended by Wycombe's 3-1 win over Southend.

Mark Wright scored Town's first goal, Oxford goalkeeper Ryan Clarke palming the winger's low drive into the near post into his own net.

Dave Davies made it safe after a surging run before Lionel Ainsworth added a third from the edge of the box.

Shrewsbury will now face Torquay in the play-off semi-finals.

And the Shrews will now need to go one better than their 2007 and 2009 play-off final defeats if they are to return to the third tier for the first time in 14 years.

Meanwhile, Oxford finished 12th in their first season back in the Football League, recording their highest finish in seven years.

The first half was bereft of action at the Greenhous Meadow, although there was a five-minute spell when Town fans were celebrating Southend's lead over Wycombe - a scoreline which would have promoted Shrewsbury, although a Chairboys leveller soon ended that.

The home side took the lead through top scorer Wright's 14th goal of the season, although Clarke should have done better.

And, moments later, their fans were celebrating what they thought was a Southend equaliser, but the home end turned silent when it was revealed that the goal had actually gone Wycombe's way.

Town looked to kill off the game but Matt Harrold's downward header was kept out brilliantly by U's keeper Clarke.

Oxford, with little to play for, had few chances but right-back Damian Batt missed a glorious chance to equalise, firing wide from six yards out.

Davies made them pay from the edge of the area and substitute Ainsworth left the result in no doubt after controlling the ball and finishing from 18 yards.

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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Shrewsbury 3-0 Oxford Utd FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Wright 52
  • Davies 77
  • Ainsworth 89

    Shrewsbury

    • 25 Smith
    • 03 Sadler
    • 05 Sharps
    • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
    • 18 Grandison
    • 07 Wright
    • 12 Wroe
    • 23 Taylor
    • 29 Davies (McIntyre 88)
    • 14 Collins yellow card (Ainsworth 85)
    • 34 Bradshaw (Harrold 46)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Neal,
    • 15 Canavan,
    • 19 Goldson,
    • 08 McIntyre,
    • 16 Ainsworth,
    • 20 Disley,
    • 09 Harrold

    Oxford Utd

    • 01 Clarke
    • 02 Batt
    • 03 Tonkin
    • 18 Kinniburgh
    • 22 Worley yellow card (Hanson 71)
    • 04 McLaren yellow card
    • 14 Hall
    • 28 Payne yellow card
    • 09 Constable
    • 29 Craddock (Potter 60)
    • 32 MacLean yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 21 Eastwood,
    • 23 Purkiss,
    • 30 Hanson,
    • 08 Heslop,
    • 27 Marsh,
    • 15 Potter,
    • 25 Woodley
    Ref: TierneyAtt: 8,817
    SHREWSBURY
    OXFORD UTD

    Possession

    • Shrewsbury 38%
    • Oxford Utd 62%

    Attempts on target

    • Shrewsbury 5
    • Oxford Utd 3

    Attempts off target

    • Shrewsbury 4
    • Oxford Utd 4

    Corners

    • Shrewsbury 4
    • Oxford Utd 4

    Fouls

    • Shrewsbury 9
    • Oxford Utd 11
    • Final Result
    • 91:50 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+1:29 Shot by Matt Harrold (Shrewsbury) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 90:00+0:43 Cross by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd), save (caught) by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 88:44 Assist (pass) by Matt Harrold (Shrewsbury) from right channel.
    • 88:44 GOAL - Lionel AinsworthShrewsbury 3 - 0 Oxford Utd Goal by Lionel Ainsworth (Shrewsbury) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (18 yards).Shrewsbury 3-0 Oxford Utd.
    • 88:07 Defending throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 87:22 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 87:22 Substitution Shrewsbury substitution: David Davies replaced by Kevin McIntyre (tactical).
    • 86:17 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Oxford Utd) to centre, clearance by Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury).
    • 84:03 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury). Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 84:03 Substitution Shrewsbury substitution: James Collins replaced by Lionel Ainsworth (tactical).
    • 83:06 Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury) on Asa Hall (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Josh Payne (Oxford Utd) from right channel, passed. Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 82:16 Shot by Asa Hall (Oxford Utd) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 81:51 Shot by Josh Payne (Oxford Utd) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (parried) by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 79:36 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 78:53 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 78:36 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 78:01 Cross by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury), resulting in open play.
    • 77:00 Booking Steven MacLean (Oxford Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 76:37 Assist (pass) by Matt Harrold (Shrewsbury) from right channel.
    • 76:37 GOAL - David DaviesShrewsbury 2 - 0 Oxford Utd Goal by David Davies (Shrewsbury) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right channel (18 yards).Shrewsbury 2-0 Oxford Utd.
    • 75:15 Shot by Alfie Potter (Oxford Utd) right-footed from right side of six-yard box (12 yards), save (caught) by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury). Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 74:27 Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury) on James Constable (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Oxford Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 73:19 Shot by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury). Foul by Matt Harrold (Shrewsbury) on Mitchell Hanson (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 72:50 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 72:23 Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Anthony Tonkin (Oxford Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 72:05 Shot by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd). Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 71:17 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 70:04 Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 70:04 Substitution Oxford Utd substitution: Harry Worley replaced by Mitchell Hanson (injury).
    • 67:53 Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury) from own half, header by Matt Harrold (Shrewsbury) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (caught) by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd). Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury) on Harry Worley (Oxford Utd).
    • 67:53 Booking Harry Worley (Oxford Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 67:49 Foul by Harry Worley (Oxford Utd) on Mark Wright (Shrewsbury).
    • 67:34 Defending throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 67:06 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 66:33 Foul by James Constable (Oxford Utd) on Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Shrewsbury) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 65:51 Cross by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury), clearance by Anthony Tonkin (Oxford Utd). Defending throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 65:25 Defending throw-in by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury).
    • 64:57 Defending throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 62:59 Cross by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury), clearance by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury) to centre, clearance by Paul McLaren (Oxford Utd). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 62:22 Shot by Steven MacLean (Oxford Utd) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 61:27 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Oxford Utd) to centre, shot by Steven MacLean (Oxford Utd) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), clearance by David Davies (Shrewsbury).
    • 60:29 Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 59:17 Substitution Oxford Utd substitution: Tom Craddock replaced by Alfie Potter (injury).
    • 57:27 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 56:53 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 55:46 Cross by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury), save (caught) by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 55:21 Defending throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 54:56 Attacking throw-in by Tom Craddock (Oxford Utd).
    • 54:17 Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 53:52 Cross by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd), clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Shrewsbury).
    • 53:02 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 51:37 Assist (pass) by Matt Harrold (Shrewsbury) from left channel.Attacking throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 51:37 GOAL - Mark WrightShrewsbury 1 - 0 Oxford Utd Goal by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (18 yards).Shrewsbury 1-0 Oxford Utd.
    • 51:14 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 50:03 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 49:11 Cross by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury), save (caught) by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 48:54 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 48:24 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 48:15 Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 47:34 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Oxford Utd) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 46:44 Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury) on Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd) from left wing, passed.
    • 45:54 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 45:11 Shot by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • 45:01 Substitution Shrewsbury substitution: Tom Bradshaw replaced by Matt Harrold (tactical).
    • 45:00+2:03 The referee blows for half time.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:56 Defending throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 45:00+1:32 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 45:00+1:02 Defending throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 45:00+0:22 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 43:50 Cross by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury), header by Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 43:27 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 42:50 Header by James Collins (Shrewsbury) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 41:57 Foul by Harry Worley (Oxford Utd) on James Collins (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken left-footed by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 41:15 James Collins (Shrewsbury) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 40:46 Attacking throw-in by James Collins (Shrewsbury).
    • 39:54 Cross by James Constable (Oxford Utd), blocked by Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul McLaren (Oxford Utd) to far post, clearance by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury).
    • 39:11 Cross by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury), clearance by Anthony Tonkin (Oxford Utd).
    • 38:09 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 37:58 Handball by Tom Craddock (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Shrewsbury) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 37:01 Booking Josh Payne (Oxford Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 36:47 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 36:37 Cross by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Shrewsbury), clearance by Harry Worley (Oxford Utd).
    • 36:25 Cross by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury), blocked by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd). Attacking throw-in by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Shrewsbury).
    • 36:09 Cross by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury), resulting in open play.
    • 35:11 Foul by Asa Hall (Oxford Utd) on James Collins (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken left-footed by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 34:20 Foul by James Constable (Oxford Utd) on Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken right-footed by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 34:02 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 33:42 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 33:00 Attacking throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 32:30 Defending throw-in by Anthony Tonkin (Oxford Utd).
    • 32:01 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 31:37 Defending throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 31:22 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 30:20 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 30:12 Cross by Josh Payne (Oxford Utd), clearance by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury).
    • 29:48 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 29:31 Foul by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury) on Josh Payne (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd) from right wing, passed.
    • 28:31 Foul by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd) on Mark Wright (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 28:02 Defending throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 28:00 Booking Paul McLaren (Oxford Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 27:47 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 26:50 Booking James Collins (Shrewsbury) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 25:55 Cross by Tom Craddock (Oxford Utd), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 25:33 Cross by Josh Payne (Oxford Utd), clearance by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 25:24 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 25:15 Cross by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd), clearance by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 24:46 Foul by Asa Hall (Oxford Utd) on Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken right-footed by Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 23:50 Defending throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 23:14 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 22:49 Cross by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury), save (caught) by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 22:14 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 21:22 Cross by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury), save (caught) by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 20:44 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 19:43 Shot by Josh Payne (Oxford Utd) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 18:48 Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury) on Steven MacLean (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd) from right wing, passed.
    • 18:16 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 17:46 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 17:12 Foul by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury) on Josh Payne (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Harry Worley (Oxford Utd) from right channel, passed.
    • 16:34 Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 16:19 Attacking throw-in by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury).
    • 15:10 Cross by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 14:54 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 14:36 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 14:06 Cross by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Benjamin Smith (Shrewsbury).
    • 13:50 Cross by Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 12:57 Attacking throw-in by Steven MacLean (Oxford Utd).
    • 12:32 Defending throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 11:31 Foul by Asa Hall (Oxford Utd) on Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken left-footed by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Shrewsbury) from own half, passed.
    • 10:49 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 10:35 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 10:22 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 9:31 James Collins (Shrewsbury) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 9:03 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 8:09 Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury) on Tom Craddock (Oxford Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 7:39 Cross by David Davies (Shrewsbury), clearance by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury) to centre, clearance by Harry Worley (Oxford Utd).
    • 7:02 Cross by James Collins (Shrewsbury), clearance by Anthony Tonkin (Oxford Utd). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury) to centre, clearance by Harry Worley (Oxford Utd).
    • 6:57 Cross by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury), clearance by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 6:46 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 6:33 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 6:11 Attacking throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 5:33 Attacking throw-in by Damian Batt (Oxford Utd).
    • 4:50 Foul by Tom Craddock (Oxford Utd) on Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken right-footed by Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury) from right channel, passed.
    • 4:34 Defending throw-in by Stevie Kinniburgh (Oxford Utd).
    • 3:17 Backpass by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Shrewsbury) resulting in open play.
    • 2:45 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 2:07 Cross by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Ryan Clarke (Oxford Utd).
    • 1:42 Foul by James Constable (Oxford Utd) on Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken left-footed by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Shrewsbury) from own half, passed.
    • 1:02 Foul by Paul McLaren (Oxford Utd) on Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 0:02 Defending throw-in by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury).
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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    As it stood on 7 May 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chesterfield 46 34 86
    2 Bury 46 32 81
    3 Wycombe 46 19 80
    4 Shrewsbury 46 23 79
    5 Accrington 46 18 73
    6 Stevenage 46 17 69
    7 Torquay 46 21 68
    8 Gillingham 46 10 68
    9 Rotherham 46 15 66
    10 Crewe 46 22 65
    11 Port Vale 46 5 65
    12 Oxford Utd 46 -2 63
    13 Southend 46 6 61
    14 Aldershot 46 0 61
    15 Macclesfield 46 -14 55
    16 Northampton 46 -8 52
    17 Cheltenham 46 -21 52
    18 Bradford 46 -25 52
    19 Burton Albion 46 -14 51
    20 Morecambe 46 -19 51
    21 Hereford 46 -16 50
    22 Barnet 46 -19 48
    23 Lincoln City 46 -36 47
    24 Stockport 46 -48 41

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