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Inswinging corner taken by Steven Leslie, Header from deep inside the area by Tom Bradshaw goes over the bar.
Lee Mansell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Wright. Mark Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Lloyd Macklin is brought on as a substitute for Gavin Tomlin.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Leslie, clearance by Chris Robertson.
Nicky Wroe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Bevan makes a save.
Foul by Guy Branston on Tom Bradshaw, free kick awarded. Guy Branston receives a caution. Ian Sharps takes the direct free kick.
Lathanial Rowe-Turner on for Jake Robinson.
Lee Mansell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Wright. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Wright from left wing, clearance by Guy Branston.
David Davies leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Leslie.
Damon Lathrope has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
(Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with James Collins coming on for Jermaine Grandison. Billy Kee goes off and Joe Oastler comes on.
Matt Harrold takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.
Nicky Wroe takes a shot.
Guy Branston challenges Tom Bradshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the direct free kick.
Gavin Tomlin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Sharps.
Kevin Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Taylor. Tom Bradshaw restarts play with the free kick.
Jermaine Grandison takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Damon Lathrope on Jon Taylor. Damon Lathrope is booked. Strike on goal comes in from Tom Bradshaw from the free kick.
Matt Harrold challenges Guy Branston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.
Foul by Eunan O'Kane on David Davies, free kick awarded. Mat Sadler restarts play with the free kick.
Lionel Ainsworth leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Bradshaw.
Centre by Mat Sadler, save by Scott Bevan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Robinson on Mat Sadler. Mat Sadler crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon Taylor, Guy Branston makes a clearance.
Damon Lathrope produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by David Davies. Direct free kick taken by Chris Robertson.
Nicky Wroe concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Kee. Guy Branston takes the free kick, Billy Kee takes a shot. Save made by Benjamin Smith.
Ian Sharps gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Zebroski on Matt Harrold. Free kick taken by Ian Sharps.
Billy Kee produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Gavin Tomlin has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Jake Robinson takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.
David Davies has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Jake Robinson results in a free kick. Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.
David Davies takes a shot. Eunan O'Kane gets a block in.
David Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Damon Lathrope. Direct free kick taken by Chris Robertson.
Jake Robinson fouled by Nicky Wroe, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
Lee Mansell crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by Chris Robertson. Mat Sadler takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jon Taylor, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by Guy Branston. Mat Sadler takes the free kick.
Handball by Chris Zebroski. Ian Sharps takes the direct free kick.
Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save made by Benjamin Smith.
Mark Wright takes a shot. Lee Mansell gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Lee Mansell.
Ian Sharps concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Robinson. Ian Sharps is given a yellow card. Gavin Tomlin is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kevin Nicholson, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Ian Sharps by Chris Zebroski results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Matt Harrold gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Direct free kick taken by Lee Mansell.
Centre by Gavin Tomlin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Davies on Damon Lathrope. Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Jermaine Grandison gets a block in.
Jon Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan.
Billy Kee concedes a free kick for a foul on David Davies. Free kick taken by Ian Sharps.
Jon Taylor takes a outswinging corner.
Jon Taylor delivers the ball, Kevin Nicholson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Jon Taylor, Unfair challenge on Scott Bevan by Matt Harrold results in a free kick. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.
Jermaine Grandison crosses the ball, save made by Scott Bevan.
Jon Taylor sends in a cross, Damon Lathrope makes a clearance.
Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Blocked by Jermaine Grandison.
The ball is crossed by Gavin Tomlin, save by Benjamin Smith.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Scott Bevan makes a save.
Jon Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Robinson. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
Foul by Matt Harrold on Eunan O'Kane, free kick awarded. Chris Robertson takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jon Taylor, save made by Scott Bevan.
Handball decision goes against Damon Lathrope. Nicky Wroe takes the free kick, Mark Wright sends in a cross.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevin Nicholson, Mat Sadler manages to make a clearance.
Jake Robinson takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Lionel Ainsworth has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Foul by Jake Robinson on Jon Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Damon Lathrope fouled by David Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Eunan O'Kane.
The referee blows for offside against Jake Robinson. Benjamin Smith takes the indirect free kick.
Sharps not giving up
Captain Ian Sharps is battling to be fit in time for Shrewsbury`s home leg of the play-off semi-final against Torquay.
The defender was troubled by a hernia towards the end of the regular season while a thigh and groin problem forced him off after just 25 minutes of the first leg at Plainmoor.
Sharps is rated as a doubt but Shrews boss Graham Turner is leaving no stone unturned in a bid to get his inspirational leader fit.
Right-back David Raven is in the same boat as Sharps as he looks to recover from the thigh strain that ruled him out on Saturday.
The game has fallen on the day of the club`s 125th anniversary and Shrewsbury will hope to make it a double celebration by overturning a 2-0 first-leg deficit and setting up an Old Trafford final against either Stevenage or Accrington.
Torquay boss Paul Buckle has no injuries or suspensions to contend with as his side look to finish off the job.
The Gulls take a 2-0 lead to Greenhous Meadow on Friday night, with goals from Chris Zebroski and Eunan O'Kane in Saturday's first leg putting them on course to reach the final.
Buckle, who has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Bristol Rovers, could name an unchanged side after an impressive performance in the first leg, with on-loan forward Jake Robinson once again expected to line up against his parent club.
If the Devon outfit see off Graham Turner's side, they will face either Stevenage or Accrington in the final as they look to secure promotion via the play-offs for the second time in the last three seasons.
Gulls book Old Trafford spot
Torquay preserved their semi-final first-leg lead to see off Shrewsbury and book a showdown with Stevenage in the npower League Two play-off final at Old Trafford on May 28.
The Gulls carried a 2-0 advantage into Friday's second leg from last Saturday's encounter at Plainmoor, but Shrews simply failed to do enough on home soil to threaten the aggregate scoreline.
Graham Turner's side struggled to create a single opportunity of note - indeed it was the visitors who enjoyed the better of what chances there were at the Greenhous Meadow, Chris Zebroski and Gavin Tomlin going closest.
It proved a disappointing way for Shrews to mark their 125th anniversary and the pre-match balloons and cake failed to inspire a turnaround, leaving them to reflect on a third failed play-off campaign in five seasons having narrowly missed out on automatic promotion.
Torquay, who finished the regular season in sixth, are now 90 minutes from promotion to the third tier in only their second season back in the Football League, registering what would be an impressive turnaround since being relegated from League One in 2005.
Gulls boss Paul Buckle kept faith with the same XI who triumphed in the first leg, while Shrews counterpart Turner made just the one change - winger Lionel Ainsworth coming in for striker James Collins, who dropped to the bench.
Town skipper Ian Sharps proved his fitness after thigh and groin problems and the influential centre-back showed his worth after just five minutes, getting across to block Jake Robinson - on a six-month loan from Shrews but eligible to feature against his parent club - after he found himself bearing down on goal having dispossessed right-back Jermaine Grandison.
All in all, the opening quarter was a frantic, scrappy affair with no inch given by either side.
Torquay's Scott Bevan was only called upon to keep out a couple of speculative efforts while the visitors threatened but lacked cutting edge in the final third - most notably when Tomlin flashed a low teasing ball right across the face of goal.
Zebroski forced the game's first real save in the 33rd minute, turning Nicky Wroe 25 yards out and slamming a fierce drive goalwards which Ben Smith palmed to safety.
Shrewsbury, toothless in attack, certainly started the second half with much more purpose but it was Torquay who should have put the tie beyond doubt in the 50th minute.
As in the first half, Grandison was caught in possession and Eunan O'Kane sent Tomlin through, he turned Shane Cansdell-Sherriff but could only curl his effort wide of the far post.
It was a more open affair after the break, but still, neither keeper was being tested enough.
Grandison blocked Robinson's goalbound effort before Tomlin blazed another clear opening wide with 20 minutes remaining.
Wroe, former Torquay captain, drilled a long-range effort which forced Bevan to tip over in the 88th minute but it was far too little too late as Shrews finished the campaign with a real whimper.
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