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Greenhous Meadow (ATT 5,332) 23rd April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: E Ilderton

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Shrewsbury 1

J Jacobson (49)

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Oldham 0

Jacobson strike sinks Latics

Last Updated: 23/04/13 10:17pm

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Joe Jacobson: Hit the winner with a classy free-kick

Joe Jacobson: Hit the winner with a classy free-kick

Joe Jacobson's classy free-kick wrapped up a deserved 1-0 win for Shrewsbury against former club Oldham in their League One clash on Tuesday.

Jacobson, the stand-in captain, chose a perfect time to grab his first goal of the season when he whipped a 20-yard effort over the Oldham wall and high into the net four minutes into the second half.

Both of these sides guaranteed League One survival last weekend and it was Shrewsbury who started the brighter.

They should really have forged an early lead but Akwasi Asante, having pounced on a slip from Jean Yves M'Voto, fired wide from the edge of the area with only goalkeeper Alex Cisak to beat.

Oldham, whose manager Lee Johnson made eight changes to the team which beat Crawley last Saturday, then created a stream of chances.

Top scorer Jose Baxter twice stung the gloves of goalkeeper Chris Weale, who also saved sharply from Kirk Millar.

Then Baxter squandered a golden chance right on half-time when he headed Lee Croft's cross wide.

But Shrewsbury grew increasingly dominant in the second half and might have added to their lead when Jon Taylor rounded Cisak but fired against the near post from a tight angle.

Then Connor Goldson headed a corner just off target but Jacobson's fine strike proved enough to lift Shrewsbury above Oldham in the lower reaches of the table.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20