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Sky Bet League 2

Greenhous Meadow (ATT 5,263) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Rushton

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Torquay United Torquay

Shrewsbury 2

J Collins (6, 49)

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Torquay 0

R Howe (S/O 90+1)

Shrews move up to second place

Last Updated: 24/09/11 6:41pm

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Collins: Netted the opener

Collins: Netted the opener

Shrewsbury moved into second place in the table but their 2-0 home victory over Torquay United was less than convincing.

The Shrews took the lead after six minutes when James Collins sent Lionel Ainsworth away on the right wing and when the tricky winger crossed low into the box, Collins neatly tucked it away from 12 yards.

Marvin Morgan, twice, and Mark Wright scorned good chances to increase the lead against a side that thrashed Shrewsbury 5-0 only last March and then beat them in the play-offs.

As Torquay came back into the game, Ben Smith saved with his legs as Billy Bodin raced clear.

Collins hit the bar on 48 minutes but a minute later punished a poor clearance by goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik to drive the ball low inside the far post from 15 yards.

United used all their subs early in the second half in an all-out effort to salvage a point, but their misery was complete when striker Rene Howe collected a second yellow card in stoppage time for pushing Reuben Hazell.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39