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Globe Arena (ATT 2,175) 24th March 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Pawson

Morecambe Morecambe vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury 1

J Collins (68)
J Taylor (S/O 80)

Collins keeps Shrews pushing on

Last Updated: 24/03/12 7:16pm

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Collins: Netted for Shrews

Collins: Netted for Shrews

James Collins' 13th goal of the season gave Shrewsbury a 1-0 win at Morecambe to maintain their League Two automatic promotion push.

Collins picked up an excellent pass from Shrews captain Ian Sharps to fire a right-footed shot past Barry Roche and register the game's only goal after 68 minutes at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

But the visitors did not make it easy for themselves, midfielder Jon Taylor shown red 10 minutes from time for an apparent headbutt on Shrimps midfielder Garry Hunter.

After an indifferent opening 45 minutes the Shrews controlled the second half, Collins and Nicky Wroe both having long-range shots saved by Roche before the visitors broke the deadlock.

Morecambe had started the game the brighter and controlled the first period, with Kevin Ellison coming closest to opening the scoring when he forced Town 'keeper Chris Neal to tip a shot around his right-hand post five minutes before the break.

Following Taylor's dismissal, the Shrimps pushed for an equaliser with substitute Jordan Burrow and Hunter both bringing good saves from Neal but Shrewsbury held on for the three points.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37