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  • Date:06 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Greenhous Meadow Stadium
  • Attendance:5,205
  • Wright (53) Richards (90)
  • Holmes (0) Holmes (37)
Goal!

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94:44 +4.44

Conor McLaughlin produces a cross, save by Ryan Clarke.

93:42 +3.42

Matthew Richards finds the net with a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 2-2 Oxford Utd.Nicky Wroe provided the assist for the goal.

91:38 +1.38

Mehdi Kerrouche is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

90:45 +0.45

Romaine Sawyers concedes a free kick for a foul on Asa Hall. Damian Batt takes the free kick.

87:25

Effort on goal by Mark Wright from just inside the area clears the bar.

86:56

The ball is delivered by Conor McLaughlin, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

83:58

Conor McLaughlin has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

81:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Davis on David McAllister. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

80:53

Mark Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Asa Hall.

79:26

Terry Gornell replaces Marvin Morgan.

78:49

Liam Davis is brought on as a substitute for Oli Johnson.

78:27

Nicky Wroe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

78:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Holmes on Romaine Sawyers. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

77:02

Nicky Wroe sends in a cross. Mark Wright produces a cross, clearance by Michael Duberry.

75:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Romaine Sawyers by Anthony Tonkin. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

74:11

(Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Romaine Sawyers coming on for Jon Taylor.

73:20

Shot from just outside the box by David McAllister goes over the crossbar.

71:48

Unfair challenge on Damian Batt by James Collins results in a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick. Michael Duberry is cautioned.

70:51

The offside flag is raised against Marvin Morgan. Jake Wright restarts play with the free kick.

68:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Wright on Nicky Wroe. Matthew Richards has an effort direct from the free kick.

68:02

Nicky Wroe comes on in place of Carl Regan.

67:15

James Collins is ruled offside. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

66:30

Effort from outside the box by David McAllister goes wide right of the target.

64:51

Lee Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Taylor. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick. Lee Holmes goes into the book.

63:02

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

62:18

Lee Holmes has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

60:04

Adam Chapman leaves the field to be replaced by Mehdi Kerrouche.

59:06

Unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Conor McLaughlin results in a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick. Conor McLaughlin is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

58:35

David McAllister sends in a cross, Michael Duberry manages to make a clearance.

56:34

Foul by Jermaine Grandison on Scott Rendell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

56:05

Shot on goal by Conor McLaughlin from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

53:52

The ball is crossed by Marvin Morgan, Mark Wright finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-2 Oxford Utd.Assist by Marvin Morgan.

53:33

Lee Holmes sends in a cross, clearance made by Conor McLaughlin.

51:14

Mark Wright delivers the ball.

49:24

The ball is swung over by Mark Wright, Jake Wright makes a clearance.

48:51

James Collins takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.

48:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duberry on Mark Wright. Mark Wright takes the free kick.

43:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oli Johnson on Conor McLaughlin. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

42:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wright by Andrew Whing. Mark Wright restarts play with the free kick.

41:16

Marvin Morgan has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

40:34

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Chapman, Chris Neal makes a clearance.

39:51

Mark Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Damian Batt. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line, save by Ryan Clarke.

37:47

Goal scored by Lee Holmes from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 0-2 Oxford Utd.Assist by Oli Johnson.

37:10

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Mark Wright played to the near post, clearance made by Asa Hall.

35:32

Mark Wright is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

34:09

Booking for Ryan Clarke for time wasting.

33:53

Lee Holmes produces a cross, clearance made by Ian Sharps.

33:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Holmes, clearance made by Matthew Richards.

33:10

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

32:16

James Collins produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

31:44

Asa Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Regan. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

29:20

The referee cautions James Collins for unsporting behaviour.

27:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Andrew Whing. Michael Duberry takes the direct free kick.

25:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ian Sharps. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

23:56

Foul by Andrew Whing on Marvin Morgan, free kick awarded. Matthew Richards takes the free kick.

21:14

Centre by Conor McLaughlin.

17:34

Centre by Scott Rendell, Chris Neal makes a save.

16:52

Drilled right-footed shot by Asa Hall.

15:59

The official flags Marvin Morgan offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

15:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor McLaughlin by Oli Johnson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Wright.

14:26

Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duberry. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

12:21

Andrew Whing delivers the ball, save by Chris Neal.

11:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Morgan. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

9:35

Mark Wright delivers the ball, save by Ryan Clarke.

8:55

The ball is swung over by Conor McLaughlin.

6:24

The ball is sent over by Oli Johnson.

4:20

Jon Taylor challenges Lee Holmes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Wright takes the direct free kick.

2:21

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Holmes. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Neal.

0:51

Lee Holmes fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 0-1 Oxford Utd.

0:21

The referee blows for offside against Adam Chapman. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

Match Preview

McLaughlin set for first home start Conor McLaughlin is likely to make his home debut for Shrewsbury against Oxford, with Joe Jacobson still a doubt. Versatile full-back McLaughlin arrived on loan from Preston until the end of the season and made his bow 24 hours later in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Crewe. He was brought in as Jacobson continues to struggle with a groin strain which had threatened his eventual involvement in last Monday's 2-1 victory over Crawley. Jermaine Grandison was also recalled to defence at Gresty Road while Marvin Morgan started up front, with Shane Cansdell-Sherriff and Terry Gornell dropping to the bench. Manager Graham Turner is not expected to have any new injury concerns and could opt to keep faith with an unchanged XI, although the likes of Gornell, Nicky Wroe, Romaine Sawyers and Lionel Ainsworth are all on hand should he wish to freshen up his ranks. "This is a massive week," said Turner, ahead of the visits of Oxford and Burton. "We've got a great record at home, we've got to go on with that record between now and the end of the season." Oxford manager Chris Wilder will have to contend with James Constable's suspension in addition to an injury nightmare. Striker Constable was sent off after just 11 minutes of the U's' derby clash with Swindon on Saturday for elbowing Robins centre-back Joe Devera, and starts a three-match ban at the Greenhous Meadow. Meanwhile, Wilder will be without six other senior professionals against the Shrews. Midfielder Peter Leven has been ruled out of the contest with a shoulder injury, while captain Jake Wright is unlikely to play a part because of a back problem. Tom Craddock is still recovering from a knee complaint and fellow striker Jon-Paul Pittman will remain on the sidelines after aggravating a hamstring injury. Winger Alfie Potter is out for the season after breaking his ankle in training and defender Tony Capaldi has yet to make his debut for the U's after joining from Morecambe in the summer because of a succession of injuries.

Formation:442Manager: Graham Turner

Shrewsbury

Formation: 433Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

  • Chris Neal
  • Carl Regan
  • Ian Sharps
  • Jermaine Grandison
  • Conor McLaughlin
  • Jon Taylor
  • David McAllister
  • Matthew Richards
  • Mark Wright
  • James Collins
  • Marvin Morgan
  • SUBS
  • Benjamin Smith
  • Shane Cansdell-Sherriff
  • Nicky Wroe
  • Terry Gornell
  • Romaine Sawyers

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Match Report

Richards rescues Shrews Matthew Richards hammered a glorious late equaliser to preserve Shrewsbury's unbeaten home record as they hit back in style to draw 2-2 with Oxford. Richards drove home from 35 yards deep into stoppage-time as the Shrews stretched their unbeaten record at the Greenhous Meadow to 25 games, a run stretching back more than a year. Oxford led 2-0 at the break but Shrewsbury showed real spirit to pick up a point, with the home side lifted once Mark Wright cracked in an unstoppable volley from Marvin Morgan's cross in the 54th minute. Oxford were in complete control at the interval, with on-loan Southampton man Lee Holmes netting twice. Holmes fired Oxford in front after just 52 seconds when he drove a 20-yard shot to the bottom corner of the net after breaking from just inside the Shrewsbury half. And it was Holmes again in the right place to finish off a devastating counter attack to double Oxford's advantage in the 37th minute. Wright's poor corner was hammered downfield by Asa Hall at the near post and Oli Johnson burst clear to set up Holmes to lift his shot over advancing goalkeeper Chris Neal. In between the goals, Asa Hall cracked a shot from the edge of the area with Shrewsbury creaking. But Graham Turner's men turned the tables after the restart to ensure the spoils were shared.

Form Guide

    LWWLWD
  • Shrewsbury
  • VS
  • Oxford Utd
  • DWDWDW

Last Meetings

  • Oxford Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Shrewsbury
  • 16/08/2011
  • Shrewsbury
  • 3 - 0
  • Oxford Utd
  • 07/05/2011
  • Oxford Utd
  • 3 - 1
  • Shrewsbury
  • 25/01/2011
  • Oxford Utd
  • 0 - 3
  • Shrewsbury
  • 07/01/2006
  • Shrewsbury
  • 2 - 0
  • Oxford Utd
  • 02/09/2005
  • Shrewsbury
  • 3 - 0
  • Oxford Utd
  • 02/04/2005

Top Scorers

Shrewsbury

  • M Wright 8
  • J Collins 8
  • M Morgan 7
  • T Gornell 5
  • S Cansdell-Sherriff 3
  • M Richards 3
  • L Ainsworth 2
  • N Wroe 1
  • J Jacobson 1
  • S McAllister 1
  • J Grandison 1
  • A Wildig 1
  • T Bradshaw 1

Oxford Utd

  • J Constable 11
  • P Leven 5
  • M Duberry 3
  • S Heslop 3
  • J Pittman 3
  • O Johnson 3
  • A Hall 2
  • L Davis 2
  • A Potter 2
  • P McLaren 1
  • T Craddock 1
  • S Rendell 1
  • D Batt 1

Goals

Shrewsbury

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 48
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 13 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Oxford Utd

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 46
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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