Shrewsbury Town 0 – Accrington Stanley 1: Leigh with a inner for visitors at Montgomery Waters Meadow

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Accrington Stanley strolled past Shrewsbury Town with a 1-0 win on Saturday at Montgomery Waters Meadow. With both teams drawing in their previous fixtures, they were keen to pick up points. Shrewsbury Town wanted to continue adding points following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Morecambe FC in their previous game. Accrington Stanley are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. At the moment, Shrewsbury Town are in 20th place, with 1 point from 2 matches, while Accrington Stanley sit in 5th, with 4 points from 2.

Following a goalless first half, Accrington Stanley continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Tommy Leigh gave Accrington Stanley the lead, 77 minutes in, which sealed the victory for the visitors.

Substitutions for Shrewsbury Town included Daniel Udoh, Rekeil Pyke and Tom Bloxham for Ryan Bowman, Tom Bayliss and Jordan Shipley, repectively. Accrington Stanley brought on Ryan Astley, Rosaire Longelo, Tommy Leigh, Korede Yemi Adedoyin and Seamus Conneely for Jay Rich-Baghuelou, Mo Sangare, Joe Pritchard, Shaun Whalley and Liam Coyle.

The referee booked Tom Flanagan from Shrewsbury Town and Tom Flanagan (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while Accrington Stanley’s Liam Coyle and Shaun Whalley also received a yellow.

Shrewsbury Town will play their next fixture away against Wycombe Wanderers, while Accrington Stanley will face Burton Albion at home.

Technical card:
Shrewsbury Town:Tom Flanagan, Ryan Bowman (Daniel Udoh, min.76), Tom Bayliss (Rekeil Pyke, min.78) and Jordan Shipley (Tom Bloxham, min.84)
Accrington Stanley:Jay Rich-Baghuelou (Ryan Astley, min.21), Liam Coyle (Seamus Conneely, min.84), Mo Sangare (Rosaire Longelo, min.46), Joe Pritchard (Tommy Leigh, min.46) and Shaun Whalley (Korede Yemi Adedoyin, min.71)
Stadium:Montgomery Waters Meadow
Goals:Tommy Leigh (0-1, min. 77)