Shrewsbury Town edged past Peterborough United in League One last night.

Defender Ethan Ebanks Landell’s first half header was enough to give the Shrews all three points against the promotion chasing Posh.

The visitors missed a penalty through Marcus Maddison, whose spot-kick was saved by Joe Murphy.

Shrewsbury have risen up to 11th in the table and are two points off the Play-Offs, whereas Peteborough remain third.

Sam Ricketts was pleased with the hosts’ performance and told their official club website after game: “I am delighted. I am delighted for the players more than anything. I thought the performance, especially in the first-half, was very good.”

“I think for the vast majority of the game, we kept them at arms length pretty comfortably. Murphy had to make a save from a penalty – an excellent save. It was slightly dubious whether it was a penalty or wasn’t.”

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He continued: “It was testament to the whole team, not just the back lads and the keeper, with how they kept a really potent team, who score three and four goals on a regular basis, at arms length.”

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“I want us to be more ruthless in the final third and to score more from set pieces. I thought it was going to go in with Omar (Beckles), thankfully Ethan put it away. With that, we played the game superbly well. They changed shape a number of times, they put all 10 men in their half and invited us to break them down. It’s testament to us for doing it.”


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