Shrewsbury 3-0 Barnet: Match Report

05 November 2016 05:35

Shrewsbury comfortably progress

Shrewsbury cruised into the FA Cup second round with a 3-0 home win over Barnet.

First-half goals from Mat Sadler and Ajay Leitch-Smith set the Shrews on their way before Jack Grimmer added a third after half-time.

Barnet carried an early threat from set pieces, and central defender Bira Dembele twice went close in quick succession, forcing a save from goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler at his near post before heading another Curtis Weston corner just wide.

Shrewsbury took the lead in the 27th minute when defender Sadler reacted quickest to turn in the rebound after Jim O'Brien's 20-yard free-kick came back off the crossbar.

The League One side doubled their advantage five minutes later as Leitch-Smith headed in a left-wing cross from strike partner Ivan Toney.

Leitch-Smith was then denied by a sharp save low to his left from goalkeeper Jamie Stephens but Grimmer made the game safe.


Source: PA


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