The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

SHREWS­BURY showed their pro­mo­tion cre­den­tials by some­how se­cur­ing all three points from a game that seemed to be pe­ter­ing out into a stale­mate.

A point apiece would prob­a­bly have been a fair re­sult and it would have suited both sides for dif­fer­ent rea­sons.

But pro­mo­tion-win­ning teams never give up and Micky Mel­lon’s men prof­ited from a mo­men­tary lapse in con­cen­tra­tion at the back that left Ex­iles boss Justin Ed­in­burgh ex­tremely frus­trated.

Dar­ren Jones was the man at fault but it still re­quired a su­perb fin­ish from sub­sti­tute JeanLouis Akpa Akpro to take all three points and send the Shrews top of the pile.

For the hosts it is three de­feats in a row but they re­main in the play-off hunt and this was at least a much-im­proved per­for­mance af­ter the hum­blings at Cam­bridge and Northamp­ton.

Mel­lon’s only worry will be a lack of dis­ci­pline at the death that will mean a three-game ban for Keith South­ern.

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