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Loan Round-Up: Shrewsbury regain top spot

14 February 2018

Shrewsbury Town moved back to the top of Sky Bet League One with a dramatic win over Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night.

Shaun Whalley opened the scoring for Salop in first-half stoppage time but Fleetwood responded on the hour mark through Paddy Madden.

However, Nathan Thomas’s late strike meant Salop capitalised on Wigan Athletic’s 2-0 home defeat to Blackpool to move back to the summit of the league standings.

Fresh from scoring at the weekend, Carlton Morris featured for 89 minutes with Ben Godfrey a late second-half substitute.

Elsewhere, Shrewsbury’s conquerors from the weekend, Plymouth Argyle, continued their superb run of form with a 4-2 victory over AFC Wimbledon.

In a fascinating game at Home Park, Plymouth took the lead early on through Graham Carey before Wimbledon equalised on 37 minutes.

Plymouth struck twice before half-time to lead 3-1 but were made to work for their three points when Lyle Taylor scored his second of the game to reduce Wimbledon’s arrears.

Ruben Lameiras made in 4-2 on 67 minutes and Remi Matthews denied Taylor his hat-trick from the penalty spot to maintain the two-goal cushion.

Plymouth’s victory was their fourth in a row and it moved them up to 8th in the league table, continuing their sensational rise having been in the relegation zone before Christmas.

In Sky Bet League Two, Adam Phillips an unused substitute in Cambridge United’s 3-2 win at Chesterfield in Sky Bet League Two.

And on Monday night in the Netherlands, Todd Cantwell was also an unused substitute in Fortuna Sittard’s 2-0 defeat at Jong AZ Alkmaar.

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