Date: 4th October 2015 at 7:42pm
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Shrewsbury’s League 1 season continued with a heavy defeat against Coventry at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

A three-nil defeat was suffered at Coventry with first half goals from Adam Armstrong (26) and Marc-Antoine Fortuné (45), on the stroke of half time from the penalty spot, leaving the Sky Blues in control.

Armstrong (65) scored his second in the second half as a first defeat in four-matches away from home saw Shrewsbury down to 19th and only out of the bottom four on goal-difference!

The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Saturday 3rd October 2015
Blackpool 1-0 Swindon
Burton 1-0 Southend
Colchester 0-1 Bury
Coventry 3-0 Shrewsbury
Crewe 1-2 Chesterfield
Doncaster 2-1 Barnsley
Gillingham 3-3 Oldham
Peterborough 5-3 Millwall
Port Vale 2-1 Sheff Utd
Rochdale 1-3 Bradford
Scunthorpe 1-0 Fleetwood
Wigan 0-0 Walsall

Looking at these results, and there were some high scoring games, the stand out ones have to be the wins for Blackpool, Doncaster, Port Vale, Bradford and Scunthorpe.

Blackpool’s struggles are well documented but a home win over Swindon should act as a boost with the Tangerines seeing off the Robins, who have been up and down in their form recently, one-nil.

A derby often doesn’t see form count for much, as this was proven by Doncaster in the Yorkshire derby with Barnsley, a late goal saw managerless Donny to a two-one win at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Port Vale’s win at Vale Park against a Sheffield United side, that had recovered from a previous run of defeats; wouldn’t have been something many might have expected but Vale recorded an impressive two-one win.

Another in-form side going into the weekend were Rochdale, whereas Bradford have, struggled but it was the visitors that went away from Spotland with the points after a three-one win that could get the Bantams going again.

On the topic of ‘strugglers’ both Scunthorpe and Fleetwood have been struggling this season, the meeting of the two ended with the Iron picking up a much needed three-points after a one-nil win over the managerless Cod Army at Glanford Park.

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Shrewsbury are back in action this midweek with a JPT game against Fleetwood at the Highbury Stadium on Tuesday.

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