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Shrewsbury 1-0 Rotherham

Shrewsbury 1-0 Rotherham

Shrewsbury   1 - 0   Rotherham

Lionel Ainsworth's early strike handed Shrewsbury victory over Rotherham to send them to the top of League Two.

Mat Sadler and Craig Disley took just five minutes to combine in setting up Ainsworth's first goal for the club.

Kevin Ellison had a goal disallowed for a foul on home keeper Chris Neal, who pulled off a series of saves to keep Graham Turner's Shrews ahead.

Neal was on hand again when he punched away Nicky Law's free-kick to deny the Millers a point.

Having won four and drawn one of their first five games, Town leapfrogged above morning leaders Torquay, who suffered their first defeat of the season at Southend.


Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Obviously it's nice to be top of the table, but it's a long long way to go yet."

"Having scored early on, I'd have thought we'd have gone on and done better.

"To be fair to Rotherham, it was a rearguard action in the second half and, for the first time this season, we found ourselves under pressure."

Rotherham United manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We were fantastic to be honest. I can't fault the players. We won't be too far away, that's for sure.

"We conceded a very sloppy goal, then it was a good all-round performance in the second half

"We just needed a break and, if you don't get one, then you lose."

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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Shrewsbury 1-0 Rotherham FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Ainsworth 5

    Shrewsbury

    • 01 Neal
    • 02 Raven
    • 03 Sadler
    • 05 Sharps
    • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
    • 04 McAllister
    • 07 Wright yellow card
    • 16 Ainsworth (McIntyre 80)
    • 20 Disley
    • 09 Harrold
    • 10 Robinson (Van den Broek 65)

    Substitutes

    • 33 Duyan,
    • 22 Hooman,
    • 08 McIntyre,
    • 11 Leslie,
    • 12 Neal,
    • 17 Van den Broek,
    • 14 Bright

    Rotherham

    • 01 Warrington
    • 03 Newey
    • 05 Cresswell
    • 17 Mullins (Fenton 87)
    • 22 Geohaghan
    • 04 Harrison
    • 07 Law
    • 08 Taylor
    • 15 Ellison
    • 10 Le Fondre
    • 19 Elliott (Warne 49)

    Substitutes

    • 30 Annerson,
    • 06 Fenton,
    • 12 Green,
    • 14 Ashworth,
    • 16 Warne,
    • 21 Marshall,
    • 24 Ani
    Ref: KettleAtt: 6,206
    SHREWSBURY
    ROTHERHAM

    Possession

    • Shrewsbury 50%
    • Rotherham 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Shrewsbury 7
    • Rotherham 16

    Attempts off target

    • Shrewsbury 2
    • Rotherham 9

    Corners

    • Shrewsbury 7
    • Rotherham 13

    Fouls

    • Shrewsbury 6
    • Rotherham 12
    • Final Result
    • 95:11 The game kicks-off.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:38 Matt Harrold challenges Nick Fenton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:34 The ball is swung over by Jason Taylor, Ryan Cresswell takes a shot. Benjamin Van den Broek gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Law, clearance by Kevin McIntyre.
    • 90:00+2:00 Ryan Cresswell takes a shot. Ian Sharps gets a block in. Corner taken by Kevin Ellison, clearance by Mark Wright.
    • 90:00+1:08 The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark Wright. Tom Newey takes the direct free kick. Centre by Nick Fenton, blocked by Mat Sadler.
    • 90:00+0:40 Jason Taylor sends in a cross, Ryan Cresswell takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Neal.
    • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 88:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McIntyre on Adam Le Fondre. Shot comes in from Nicky Law from the free kick, save by Chris Neal. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Ellison from the right by-line, clearance by Ian Sharps. Corner taken short by Kevin Ellison, Centre by Nicky Law, clearance made by Matt Harrold.
    • 88:32 Defending throw-in by Danny Harrison (Rotherham).
    • 88:09 The ball is delivered by Jason Taylor, Sean McAllister makes a clearance.
    • 87:57 Attacking throw-in by Paul Warne (Rotherham).
    • 87:23 Defending throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Rotherham).
    • 86:28 Substitution Nick Fenton replaces Johnny Mullins.
    • 86:28 Booking The referee shows Mark Wright a yellow card for time wasting.
    • 86:09 Mark Wright decides to take the corner short.
    • 85:12 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Benjamin Van den Broek misses to the left of the target.
    • 84:58 Shot by Mark Wright from 20 yards. Johnny Mullins gets a block in.
    • 84:31 Johnny Mullins crosses the ball, save by Chris Neal.
    • 83:17 Jason Taylor takes a shot. Paul Warne is ruled offside. Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.
    • 82:56 Centre by Nicky Law, David Raven manages to make a clearance. Nicky Law decides to take the corner short.
    • 82:39 The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.
    • 82:11 Matt Harrold gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Mullins. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.
    • 81:47 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 81:12 Goal kick taken long by Chris Neal (Shrewsbury).
    • 81:05 The ball is sent over by Danny Harrison.
    • 80:55 Johnny Mullins delivers the ball, Craig Disley manages to make a clearance.
    • 79:18 Substitution Kevin McIntyre on for Lionel Ainsworth.
    • 79:12 Defending throw-in by David Raven (Shrewsbury).
    • 77:58 Drilled right-footed shot by Paul Warne. Save by Chris Neal. Kevin Ellison takes the inswinging corner, Benjamin Van den Broek makes a clearance.
    • 77:38 Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.
    • 76:53 Danny Harrison takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Chris Neal.
    • 76:37 A cross is delivered by Nicky Law, Mat Sadler makes a clearance.
    • 76:19 The ball is sent over by David Raven.
    • 74:50 Attacking throw-in by Adam Le Fondre (Rotherham).
    • 73:08 The ball is swung over by Kevin Ellison, clearance by Craig Disley. Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Ellison from the right by-line, Jason Taylor produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
    • 72:38 Backpass by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham) resulting in open play.
    • 71:48 Attacking throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 71:06 Defending throw-in by Jason Taylor (Rotherham).
    • 69:55 Effort on goal by Jason Taylor from 30 yards. Craig Disley gets a block in. Corner taken short by Johnny Mullins, The ball is swung over by Kevin Ellison, save by Chris Neal. Nicky Law decides to take a short corner.
    • 69:48 The ball is sent over by Tom Newey, Mat Sadler makes a clearance.
    • 68:38 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 67:55 Inswinging corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.
    • 67:03 Effort from the edge of the area by Adam Le Fondre goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 66:35 Paul Warne challenges Chris Neal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.
    • 65:37 Defending throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Rotherham).
    • 65:29 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 64:42 Substitution Benjamin Van den Broek comes on in place of Jake Robinson.
    • 63:45 Effort from 20 yards by Adam Le Fondre. Save made by Chris Neal.
    • 63:15 Kevin Ellison sends in a cross, comfortable save by Chris Neal.
    • 62:32 Adam Le Fondre has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Chris Neal.
    • 61:54 Effort on goal by Adam Le Fondre from 25 yards. Blocked by Craig Disley. Short corner taken by Nicky Law from the left by-line.
    • 61:36 The ball is delivered by Ian Sharps, save by Andy Warrington.
    • 61:13 Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Shrewsbury).
    • 60:58 The ball is swung over by Danny Harrison, clearance made by David Raven.
    • 60:34 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham).
    • 59:49 Foul by Matt Harrold on Ryan Cresswell, free kick awarded. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:37 A cross is delivered by Mark Wright, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:05 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth played to the near post, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.
    • 58:15 Centre by Mark Wright, blocked by Exodus Geohaghon. Corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon.
    • 57:19 Shot from 20 yards from Adam Le Fondre. Blocked by Ian Sharps. Paul Warne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Neal. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.
    • 56:30 Goal kick taken long by Andy Warrington (Rotherham).
    • 56:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Ellison on Mat Sadler. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:30 The ball is delivered by Mark Wright.
    • 54:43 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 53:33 The ball is crossed by Lionel Ainsworth, blocked by Ryan Cresswell. Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.
    • 52:50 Attacking throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 52:14 Paul Warne takes a shot. Blocked by David Raven.
    • 51:58 Attacking throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 51:31 Paul Warne delivers the ball, save by Chris Neal.
    • 50:01 Jake Robinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.
    • 49:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Harrold. Free kick taken by Exodus Geohaghon.
    • 48:37 Substitution Tom Elliott leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Warne.
    • 48:37 Mark Wright challenges Johnny Mullins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Warrington.
    • 48:13 Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Shrewsbury).
    • 46:53 Backpass by Ian Sharps (Shrewsbury) resulting in open play.
    • 46:13 Mat Sadler fouled by Adam Le Fondre, the ref awards a free kick. Mat Sadler restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:39 Defending throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 45:00 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 44:52 Defending throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Rotherham).
    • 43:41 Nicky Law produces a cross. Centre by Tom Newey, Header by Kevin Ellison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 43:05 Mark Wright crosses the ball, clearance made by Exodus Geohaghon.
    • 42:20 Adam Le Fondre produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
    • 40:35 Shot by Lionel Ainsworth. Save made by Andy Warrington.
    • 39:36 The ball is sent over by Mat Sadler.
    • 39:07 Mark Wright fouled by Johnny Mullins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
    • 38:24 Unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon by Matt Harrold results in a free kick. Ryan Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.
    • 37:57 Adam Le Fondre produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 37:16 Mark Wright produces a cross. The ball is sent over by Lionel Ainsworth.
    • 36:56 Foul by Exodus Geohaghon on Matt Harrold, free kick awarded. Craig Disley takes the direct free kick.
    • 36:50 Backpass by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury) resulting in open play.
    • 35:45 A cross is delivered by Tom Elliott, Danny Harrison takes a shot.
    • 35:08 Defending throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Rotherham).
    • 34:31 Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Shrewsbury).
    • 34:18 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury).
    • 32:42 Lionel Ainsworth crosses the ball, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.
    • 32:23 Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Shrewsbury).
    • 31:30 The ball is sent over by Johnny Mullins, comfortable save by Chris Neal.
    • 30:20 Tom Newey delivers the ball, clearance made by Mat Sadler.
    • 29:38 Defending throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Rotherham).
    • 29:23 Mat Sadler delivers the ball, Tom Newey manages to make a clearance.
    • 28:54 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham).
    • 28:13 Mat Sadler is ruled offside. Andy Warrington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:08 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 27:24 Effort from 25 yards by Danny Harrison. Blocked by Ian Sharps. Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Law.
    • 26:48 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham).
    • 26:36 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham).
    • 26:07 A cross is delivered by Mark Wright, Sean McAllister takes a shot. Andy Warrington makes a save.
    • 25:47 The ball is swung over by Lionel Ainsworth.
    • 25:34 Attacking throw-in by David Raven (Shrewsbury).
    • 24:38 Shot from just outside the box by Jake Robinson misses to the right of the goal.
    • 23:20 Lionel Ainsworth sends in a cross, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright.
    • 22:53 Foul by Tom Elliott on Mat Sadler, free kick awarded. Craig Disley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 22:39 Effort from 20 yards by Jake Robinson. Johnny Mullins gets a block in.
    • 22:17 Attacking throw-in by Mark Wright (Shrewsbury).
    • 22:12 The ball is delivered by Mark Wright, clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.
    • 21:40 Defending throw-in by David Raven (Shrewsbury).
    • 21:05 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 20:41 Defending throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 19:58 A cross is delivered by Nicky Law, clearance by Ian Sharps.
    • 19:12 Tom Elliott sends in a cross, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Law, clearance by Ian Sharps.
    • 18:45 Defending throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 17:23 Ryan Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold. David Raven takes the free kick.
    • 15:46 Defending throw-in by David Raven (Shrewsbury).
    • 14:56 Nicky Law produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Ian Sharps gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Kevin Ellison from the right by-line, David Raven manages to make a clearance.
    • 14:26 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham).
    • 14:03 Attacking throw-in by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury).
    • 13:34 Defending throw-in by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham).
    • 11:48 Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the left by-line, Ian Sharps takes a shot. Save by Andy Warrington.
    • 11:17 Unfair challenge on Craig Disley by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. Chris Neal takes the free kick.
    • 10:39 Defending throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 9:41 Kevin Ellison has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
    • 9:04 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham).
    • 8:26 Jason Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean McAllister. Free kick taken by Sean McAllister.
    • 8:04 Foul by Tom Elliott on Sean McAllister, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.
    • 7:41 Attacking throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 7:11 Goal kick taken long by Andy Warrington (Rotherham).
    • 6:38 Sean McAllister fouled by Adam Le Fondre, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.
    • 6:18 Shot by Tom Elliott from 30 yards. Comfortable save by Chris Neal.
    • 5:57 Defending throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 5:43 Attacking throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 4:58 The assist for the goal came from Craig Disley.
    • 4:58 GOAL - Lionel AinsworthShrewsbury 1 - 0 Rotherham Lionel Ainsworth fires in a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-0 Rotherham.
    • 4:44 The ball is crossed by Craig Disley,
    • 2:48 Mark Wright produces a cross, clearance by Tom Newey. Shot by Mark Wright. Blocked by Matt Harrold.
    • 2:27 Attacking throw-in by Johnny Mullins (Rotherham).
    • 2:00 Defending throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Rotherham).
    • 1:08 Adam Le Fondre takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
    • 0:37 Defending throw-in by Tom Newey (Rotherham).
    • 0:15 Lionel Ainsworth delivers the ball, clearance by Jason Taylor.

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    Npower League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 4 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Shrewsbury 5 8 13
    2 Torquay 5 7 12
    3 Chesterfield 5 6 11
    4 Port Vale 5 4 10
    5 Rotherham 5 3 10
    6 Burton Albion 5 3 8
    7 Bury 5 1 8
    8 Accrington 5 3 7
    9 Wycombe 5 2 7
    10 Aldershot 5 1 7
    11 Southend 5 0 7
    12 Cheltenham 5 -2 7
    13 Oxford Utd 5 3 6
    14 Stevenage 5 1 6
    15 Crewe 5 5 5
    16 Stockport 5 -4 5
    17 Barnet 5 -6 5
    18 Lincoln City 5 -3 4
    19 Northampton 5 -3 4
    20 Hereford 5 -7 4
    21 Gillingham 5 -2 3
    22 Bradford 5 -7 3
    23 Macclesfield 5 -6 2
    24 Morecambe 5 -7 2


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