Shrews miss out on promotion

Shrewsbury's brave bid for automatic promotion ended in disappointment despite an impressive 3-0 victory against Oxford.

Last Updated: 07/05/11 at 18:19

Wright: Netted for Town

Wright: Netted for Town

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Graham Turner's men needed to better Wycombe's result against Southend but the Chairboys' 3-1 win left the Shrews facing a play-off date with Torquay.

Victory for Shrewsbury meant they won four and drew one of their last five games without conceding a goal but they came up just one point short of Wycombe.

Neither side conjured a direct shot on goal in the first half but things changed dramatically in the 52nd minute when big striker Matt Harrold was called up off the bench and created the vital breakthrough.

He showed deft control before stroking the ball out to midfielder Mark Wright who jinked his way around Damien Batt and fired home his 14th goal of the season.

Harrold crowned a match-changing performance in the 77th minute when his slide rule pass set up David Davis for the second and in the final minute provided an encore for sub Lionel Ainsworth to add the third.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 23 May 2015
17:30
Southend 1-1 Wycombe Report
Thursday, 14 May 2015
19:45
Southend 3-1 Stevenage Report
Wycombe 2-1 Plymouth Report
Sunday, 10 May 2015
18:35
Stevenage 1-1 Southend Report
Saturday, 09 May 2015
19:45
Plymouth 2-3 Wycombe Report
Saturday, 02 May 2015
15:00
AFC W'don 1-1 Cheltenhm Report
Accrington 2-1 Mansfield Report
Cambridge Utd 2-3 Burton Alb Report
Carlisle 3-3 Hartlepool Report
Exeter 2-1 Dag + Red Report

Footer 365

Angry FIFA president Sepp Blatter hits out at 'hate campaign'

Newly-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter has launched an attack on the US justice authorities and English media.

Sepp Blatter: I'm still the man to solve FIFA's problems

Sepp Blatter has insisted he is "still the man" to lead FIFA after winning a fifth presidential term.

Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement from football

Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from professional football.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company