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Greenhous Meadow (ATT 5,144) 3rd August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Sutton

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Marvellous Martin denies Shrews

Last Updated: 03/08/13 7:15pm

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David Martin: Solid performance between the sticks

David Martin: Solid performance between the sticks

A fine display from MK Dons goalkeeper David Martin meant Shrewsbury had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw.

There was little excitement at either end in a low-key first half with neither keeper seriously extended.

But the second half was a much more open affair and Shrewsbury created a number of chances with their easy-on-the-eye attacking play.

Young striker John Marsden, on his Football League debut, twice turned sharply in the box only for his well-struck shots to be kept out by the agile Martin.

The Dons keeper also dealt well with a stinging volley from the edge of the box from Paul Parry, but saved his best to last when he somehow threw himself in the way of a close-range Aaron Wildig effort after the midfielder was expertly picked out by Joe Jacobson's teasing cross.

Dons only offered any attacking threat in the final 20 minutes but might have pinched all three points.

Shrews stopper Chris Weale needed to be at his best to tip over a stinging shot from sub George Baldock while Izale McLeod, another sub, was denied by a timely block from Parry as the scoresheet somehow remained blank.

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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 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
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