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Shrewsbury match report
02 May 2015 22:20 Post ID: #71229
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Argyle confirmed their League Two play-off place with a fantastic and fully deserved win against title chasers Shrewsbury Town.

Shrewsbury have only been beaten at home in the league just once all season and had a chance of winning the League Two title if they had beaten the Greens but it was Argyle who played like a team destined for promotion and could have easily added to the two goals scored.

With the Shrews aiming for the title we ended up as party poopers!

We outplayed a team going for the title on their own patch. We looked a very good team brimful of confidence and now have the momentum going into the play offs against Wycombe

We had the perfect start when Bobby Reid slotted home Kelvin Mellor's cross.
Soon after Anthony O'Connor just missed a cross from Zak Ansah but not to worry because Mellor strode through the Shrewsbury defence to make it 2.

Shrewsbury had no answer, they just couldn't cope with us. Luke McCormick did have to make a good save in the second half but that was about it.

We should have scored more and four or five would have been right. Ryan Brunt, Reid and Ansah all had chances and sub Tyler Harvey had an Exeteresque free-kick saved, (just) and Gethin Jones had two shots blocked late in the game.
There were no weak links today, every player had a 7/10 or above performance, although a special mention for the three centre-backs - they were immense and closed down the Shrewsbury forwards and didn't allow them to turn, an obvious defensive tactic from Paul Wotton and the management team. If Peter Hartley and Carl McHugh play like that when injured just imagine how good they are when fully fit!

Ansah added a new attacking dimension with his pace, there were several occasions when he was played through, usually by Reid, and was just unlucky with his shot or his effort was saved. Brunt was a little rusty at first, which is expected, but grew into the game and held the ball up well.

We've hit form at the right time just when other teams are annoyed and downbeaten at not getting promoted. Wycombe will now have to figure out a way to score against us.
This was one of the best performances of the season, home or away, Carlisle is a distant memory.

It was a pity that a pitch invasion at the end prevented the team from applauding the fans and vice versa although O'Connor braved the Shrewsbury fans and walked towards the Green Army pointing at the badge on his shirt and pointing upwards with his finger.
Woody the Bastille drummer was sat with the Argyle fans.

Well played lads!
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