Defeat sends Shrewsbury down

  • Last Updated: April 26 2014, 18:40 BST

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 1 as Shrewsbury were relegated after they lost 4-2 at home to Peterborough.

Jon Taylor of Shrewsbury is consoled after the costly defeat
Jon Taylor of Shrewsbury is consoled after the costly defeat

Shrewsbury were relegated to Sky Bet League Two as they lost 4-2 at home to Peterborough, who booked their place in the League One play-offs.

An early goal from Jon Taylor (6) had given the Shrews hope, but they were soon ended following a brace from Conor Washington (13 & 21) and Lloyd Isgrove (28).

Tom Bradshaw (45) pulled one back before Posh forward Britt Assombolanga missed a penalty and Josh McQuoid eventually did make it four in stoppage time.

Crewe kept themselves a point out of the relegation zone after battling to a goalless draw at Bristol City.

Carlisle, though, are in deep trouble, four points adrift with two matches left, after they lost 1-0 at home to Oldham, after a second-half goal from substitute James Dayton (70).

Tranmere are in the bottom four after they lost 2-0 at play-off hopefuls Leyton Orient, with goals from Kevin Lisbie (44) and Chris Dagnall (77).

Notts County, though, are out of the relegation zone after a 2-0 home win over nine-man Swindon.

Position Player Score
1 Wolves 100
2 Brentford 91
3 Preston 85
4 Leyton Or 83
5 Rotherham 83
6 Peterboro 73
7 Swindon 66
8 Sheff Utd 63
9 MK Dons 60
10 Port Vale 60
11 Walsall 58
12 Bristol C 57
13 Bradford 56
14 Crawley 55
15 Oldham 54
16 Gillingham 52
17 Coventry 41
18 Colchester 50
19 Notts Co 49
20 Crewe 48
21 Tranmere 47
22 Carlisle 44
23 Stevenage 42
24 Shrewsbury 41

Alan Sheehan (9) and Callum McGregor (90) were on target for County, as Troy Archibald-Henville and Nathan Thompson were sent off for the visitors.

Coventry held champions Wolves to a 1-1 draw to secure League One football.

Dave Edwards' strike with seven minutes remaining put Wolves on course to break the division's points record, but Nathan Delfouneso's quick equaliser gave the Sky Blues a share of the spoils.

Colchester are all but guaranteed of their League One status after a 4-1 win over promoted Brentford at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Marcus Bean (29), Alex Wynter (32) and Freddie Sears (42 pen) put the U's in control, with George Saville pulling a goal back on half-time and Sears making it four on 65 minutes.

Preston beat Gillingham 3-1 to climb to third, while Alex Revell struck a stoppage-time equaliser as fellow play-off contenders Rotherham drew 2-2 against MK Dons, who had Brendon Galloway sent off.

Stevenage, already relegated, recorded their first victory in 11 games with a 3-2 home win over Walsall with a late winner from Luke Freeman.

Bradford beat Crawley 2-1, with both sides safe in mid-table.

Aaron Mclean (49) had fired City in front, but a lob from substitute Jamie Proctor (65) levelled for Crawley before a late header from Garry Thompson (85) won it.


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