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Greenhous Meadow (ATT 5,129) 12th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Graham Salisbury

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Gillingham Gillingham

Shrewsbury 2

J Jacobson (17)
L McAlinden (81)

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Shrewsbury sink sorry Gills

Last Updated: 12/10/13 6:45pm

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Joe Jacobson: Opened the scoring

Joe Jacobson: Opened the scoring

Shrewsbury saw off Gillingham 2-0 at home with a goal in each half to seal only a second win of the season on Saturday.

Graham Turner's men took the lead in the 17th minute when left-back Joe Jacobson headed a Paul Parry corner into the top corner of the net for his first goal of the season.

Jacobson was then involved in a near miss for Tom Bradshaw who did well to chest down a long ball forward only to fire just wide of the far post.

Gills briefly came back into it with Chris Weale beating out a stinging free-kick from Charlie Lee before Danny Kedwell headed against the near post.

But the hosts continued to look the more dangerous and impressive Spanish debutant Cristian Lopez forced a full-length save from Stuart Nelson just before the break.

Shrewsbury, having conceded costly late goals in their last four games, decided attack was the best form of defence in the second half.

Jon Taylor and Adam Reach both forced sharp saves from Nelson and Shrewsbury made sure of the points nine minutes from time.

Bradshaw's clever pass released sub Liam McAlinden, on loan from Wolves, and he kept his cool to fire low to the far corner of the net.

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2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
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6 Notts County 17 29
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11 Chesterfield 18 24
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13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
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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