Clarke ends Shrews' home run
Last Updated: September 15, 2012 6:05pm
Clarke: Match-winning goal
Leon Clarke's early goal secured a 1-0 win for Scunthorpe and ended Shrewsbury's unbeaten home record spanning 34 matches.
Not since Bury won 3-0 at the Greenhous Meadow in March 2011 had Shrewsbury tasted defeat in front of their own supporters - with the Shakers that night managed by current Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill.
Scunthorpe made a flying start to Saturday's League One encounter, with Karl Hawley's fifth-minute cross from the right headed in by Clarke, his second goal in as many games since arriving on loan from Charlton.
Knill's side could have been out of sight by the break as lively winger Mark Duffy, set up by Hawley, was denied by an excellent point-blank save from goalkeeper Chris Weale.
Shrewsbury found chances hard to come by although striker Tom Bradshaw, handed his first start of the season, squandered a golden opportunity when he fired wide with only goalkeeper Sam Slocombe to beat.
The visitors continued to look the more dangerous side in the second half with Clarke close to a second when his goalbound shot was blocked on the line by defender Darren Jones.
npower League 1
Sat 15th Sep
Bournemth1 - 1Hartlepool
Carlisle2 - 2Swindon
Colchester1 - 2Doncaster
MK Dons1 - 0Yeovil
Oldham2 - 2Notts Co
Preston1 - 2Crawley
Sheff Utd1 - 1Bury
Stevenage2 - 2Crewe
Tranmere2 - 0Coventry
Portsmouth1 - 2Walsall
Shrewsbury0 - 1Scunthorpe
npower League 1
|8||Milton Keynes Dons||46||70|
|14||Preston North End||46||59|