December 15, 2012
Parry sinks Cumbrians
Paul Parry grabbed a vital winner for Shrewsbury as they beat Carlisle 2-1 to climb out of the npower League One relegation zone.
Carlisle made much of the early running with strikers Joe Garner and Lee Miller both close to a breakthrough.
Garner, in his final appearance of a productive loan spell from Watford, fired narrowly wide from 20 yards before Miller just failed to hit the target with a clever near post flick.
Shrewsbury carried little threat until they moved ahead against the run of play in the 22nd minute.
Good awareness from Luke Rodgers picked out Jon Taylor and the little winger steadied himself before rifling an unstoppable shot high to the far corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area.
Carlisle responded strongly and were level 11 minutes later as Liam Noble, well found by Chris Chantler, drove a low shot from 15 yards to the bottom corner of Chris Weale's net.
The Cumbrians also started the second half brightly with Matt Robson drilling a fierce shot just wide while Noble fired straight at Weale when he might have done better.
But it was Shrewsbury who claimed victory to add to Carlisle's recent struggles in the 64th minute.
Marvin Morgan's half blocked shot fell the way of Parry and the winger did well to hook in a right-footed volley from eight yards to seal a fifth win of the season for Graham Turner's relieved side.
|Shrewsbury Town||Carlisle United|
|1 Chris Weale||20 Mark Gillespie|
|5 Darren Jones||15 Mike Edwards|
|2 Jermaine Grandison||5 Danny Livesey|
|18 Connor Goldson||3 Matty Robson|
|30 Cameron Gayle||2 Frank Simek|
|11 John Taylor||12 Paul Thirlwell|
|17 Paul Parry||4 Jon-Paul McGovern|
|8 Matthew Richards||8 Liam Noble|
|20 Aaron Wildig||24 Chris Chantler|
|29 Luke Rodgers||14 Lee Miller|
|10 Marvin Morgan||22 Joe Garner|
|25 Joe Anyon||Adam Collin 1|
|3 Joe Jacobson||Valentin Gjokaj 33|
|6 Robert Purdie||Andrew Welsh 7|
|14 Asa Hall||Brad Potts 16|
|22 Ryan Woods||David Symington 19|
|9 Tom Bradshaw||Danny Cadamarteri 11|
|16 Ryan Doble||Mark Beck 17|
|Robert Purdie for Paul Parry (83)||David Symington for Jon-Paul McGovern (76)|
|Tom Bradshaw for Luke Rodgers (90)||Mark Beck for Joe Garner (85)|
|Danny Cadamarteri for Lee Miller (87)|
|Jermaine Grandison (49)||Lee Miller (58)|
|· Squads: Shrewsbury Town | Carlisle United|