Date: 2nd March 2016 at 7:53pm
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Shrewsbury’s League 1 season continued with a win against Rochdale at Greenhous Meadow on Tuesday.

A two-nil win over Rochdale saw Shrewsbury climb out of the bottom four after a long over due win.

Shaun Whalley fired Shrewsbury into a 12th-minute lead when he beat Rochdale ‘keeper Josh Lillis with the lead doubled on half time when a Whalley corner was headed by captain Nat Knight-Percival in the 45th-minute.

A first league win at home since October moved us out of the relegation zone and (hopefully) heading in the right direction….

These were the other results.

Tuesday 1st March 2016
Barnsley 2-0 Coventry
Bradford 1-2 Colchester
Bury 3-1 Peterborough
Chesterfield 1-1 Blackpool
Fleetwood 2-1 Gillingham
Millwall 0-0 Wigan
Oldham 1-1 Port Vale
Sheff Utd 0-1 Burton
Shrewsbury 2-0 Rochdale
Southend 1-1 Crewe
Swindon 2-0 Doncaster
Walsall 0-0 Scunthorpe

Burton’s (one-nil) lead at the top was extended once more with them beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The main rivals to the Brewers at the moment either drew, which is what Wigan (nil-nil) did at Millwall as did Walsall (nil-nil) against Scunthorpe, or lost as Gillingham (two-one) once again did at Fleetwood, with the Cod Army’s survival hopes boosted by this win.

It’ll still take something special for Colchester (two-one) you sense but ending the club record run without a league win is something the U’s managed with a morale boosting win at play-off chasing Bradford.

On the topic of the play-offs, the surge from relegation battlers to genuine play-off contenders continued for Barnsley (two-nil) with another win against Coventry, who could be rivals for this but are faltering a little.

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