Shrews seize on

Middleton Guardian - - LEISURE - SHREWS­BURY TOWN ROCHDALE 3 2


DDale hit back with an Ian Hen­der­son ef­fort from dis­tance which flew just wide. They went one bet­ter in the 17th minute, EFENSIVE frail­i­how­ever, when In­man ties un­der­mined was felled inside the area Rochdale’s per­forby Toto Nsiala. mance at the Mont­gomDavies con­fi­dently fired ery Wa­ters Meadow on the spot kick into the roof Satur­day. of the net to put Dale

In a game of three pe­na­head. al­ties, Dale got their noses The goal did lit­tle to in front via the first of two rock Shrews­bury and Steven Davies penal­ties, Carl­ton Mor­ris al­most but found them­selves claimed an in­stant equal­trail­ing at the break. iser when he broke

Davies lev­elled – again through for a one-on-one from the spot – mid­way against Moore, the goalthrough the sec­ond half keeper win­ning the duel but Dale con­ceded a third as he saved with an out­six­teen min­utes from stretched arm. time, when sub­sti­tute SteDavies saw his shot fan Payne latched onto a from Rath­bone’s pull ball be­hind the vis­i­tors back blocked and when de­fence. the loose ball bounced

Both Reece Brown and back to him, the striker Josh Lil­lis were in­jured flicked it up to tee him­dur­ing the week, mean­ing self up for an ac­ro­batic boss Keith Hill was forced ef­fort which flew just into changes. Har­ri­son wide. McGa­hey came in for Shrews­bury lev­elled on Brown at right back with the half hour mark. Niall Cana­van and Jim Nolan’s run into the McNulty con­tin­u­ing as penalty area was ended by the cen­tral pair­ing and Rath­bone’s out­stretched Kgosi Ntlhe at left back – leg and Shaun Whal­ley be­hind them, Bren­dan side­footed home, send­ing Moore came in for Lil­lis to Moore the wrong way. make his Dale bow. Louis Dodds broke

Other changes to the through for Shrews­bury’s line-up which had started sec­ond one-on-one of the the 1-1 draw against af­ter­noon when he seized Scunthorpe saw Brad­den upon a loose pass from In­man come in for his first Cal­lum Camps, but Moore start at the ex­pense of once again came out on Jamie Allen and Daviestop. make his first start with How­ever, the goalMatt Done drop­ping out keeper was left hor­ri­bly of the side. ex­posed in the 38th min

The home side came ute when Dale track­ers into the match hav­ing were caught on the back won their open­ing two foot by Alex Rod­man’s League One games of the cross from the left. Mor­ris sea­son, but there was lit­tle was one of two home playto sug­gest their con­fiers to ar­rive in the six-yard dence was any higher area ahead of the Dale than Dale’s in an evenly de­fence and he volleyed con­tested open­ing. home to send the the

Jon Nolan was off tar­get Shrews in at half time 2-1 for the Shrews while Ol­lie up. Rath­bone fired wide at the There was a fur­ther other end. blow for Dale when

The first piece of work Camps picked up a knock for ei­ther goal­keeper fell just be­fore the break. He to Moore, who made the was re­placed by Allen, first of a num­ber of com­ing on to make his im­prerssive saves on the 150th Dale ap­pear­ance. day by keep­ing out James And things could have Bolton’s poke to­wards got even worse for the vis­goal. itors be­fore the in­ter­val with Shrews­bury miss­ing a cou­ple of chances to ex­tend their lead fur­ther.

Bolton curled a shot wide and Rod­man was de­nied by Moore when he shot from the edge of the area, the goal­keeper

Tim Har­ley-Easthope

Joe Bun­ney re­turned from in­jury to play the sec­ond half at Shrews­bury on Satur­day

Steven Davies scored a brace of penal­ties at Shrews­bury

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