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Huish Park (ATT 4,473) 6th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: O Langford

Yeovil Yeovil Town vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

Yeovil 2

J Hayter (pen 11)
P Madden (32)

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Shrewsbury 1

S McGinn (21)

Glovers cut down Shrews

Last Updated: 06/04/13 6:25pm

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James Hayter: Scored from the spot

James Hayter: Scored from the spot

Yeovil Town stormed up to third in League One after a 2-1 victory over resurgent Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

An early James Hayter penalty and a stunning solo effort by Paddy Madden saw off the Shropshire side to further boost the Glovers' play-off ambitions.

The visitors, who came into the game unbeaten in their last four matches, started brightly with Tom Eaves and Jon Taylor both spurning early openings.

But Yeovil - who have lost only one of their last 13 matches at Huish Park - hit back and took the lead when Hayter converted from the spot after Marvin Morgan was penalised for handball.

The Shrews soon equalised after Joe Jacobson's fizzing cross found the onrushing Stephen McGinn, who lashed home from the edge of the box.

Just after the half hour, League One's leading marksman Madden restored the hosts' advantage with a scintillating strike to notch his 23rd goal of the season.

Yeovil survived a second half onslaught with Shrewsbury captain Matt Richards almost drawing his side level with a curling effort before Eaves fired wide and McGinn was denied by Marek Stech.

But Gary Johnson's men held on to claim three precious points.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15