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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Alex Rodman (12')
  • Carlton Morris (24')
  • John Nolan (29')
  • Junior Brown (41')

Shrewsbury return to League One summit after comfortable win

Shrewsbury returned to the top of League One after turning on the style to beat Bristol Rovers 4-0.
Paul Hurst's unbeaten side have now won 10 and drawn four of their 14 league games this season to sit two points clear of Wigan.
Shell-shocked Rovers just had no answer to a stunning first-half display as Shrewsbury scored all four goals.
Alex Rodman opened the scoring in the 12th minute, neatly exchanging passes with Shaun Whalley before rolling his shot under goalkeeper Sam Slocombe.
A second goal arrived in the 24th minute when Junior Brown's cross from the left was headed home by striker Carlton Morris.
Shrewsbury were hungry for more and moved further ahead five minutes later as Morris, released by a fine pass from Ben Godfrey, crossed from the right for Jon Nolan to sweep home.
A fourth goal followed four minutes from the break as Whalley's free kick was headed in off the far post by left back Brown who climbed higher than anyone.
Ellis Harrison came closest to scoring for Rovers when he bent a shot just wide in the first half.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 26 +38 57
2 Shrewsbury Town 26 +16 54
3 Blackburn Rovers 26 +24 52
4 Scunthorpe United 27 +15 50
5 Bradford City 27 +7 48
6 Charlton Athletic 27 +2 43
7 Portsmouth 27 +3 42
8 Rotherham United 27 +9 41
9 Peterborough United 27 +6 40
10 Oxford United 28 +2 38
11 Fleetwood Town 27 -3 36
12 Doncaster Rovers 27 +1 35
13 Plymouth Argyle 28 -5 35
14 Gillingham 27 -1 34
15 Walsall 26 -2 33
16 Blackpool 28 -4 33
17 Bristol Rovers 27 -7 33
18 Southend United 28 -15 31
19 Milton Keynes Dons 27 -10 30
20 Oldham Athletic 28 -10 29
21 Northampton Town 28 -23 29
22 AFC Wimbledon 26 -9 28
23 Rochdale 26 -11 22
24 Bury 27 -23 17

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