Gornell sends Shrews through

Former Accrington striker Gornell is reportedly a target for

Championship side Leeds and did his chances of a big-money move no

harm at all with his fifth goal of the season to settle this

first-round tie. In-form Exiles winger Danny Rose’s thunderbolt

midway through the half might have broken the deadlock, but the

well-struck effort went just wide. The visitors went ahead four

minutes before the break when Gornell bagged his second goal in as

many games – heading in Mark Wright’s near-post cross. The Exiles

thought they had got themselves an equaliser 20 minutes into the

second half, but Craig McAllister’s volley, deflected off the back

of Wayne Hatswell, was kept out by Chris Neal. Five minutes later

Rose shaved the post with a curling free-kick as the home side

sensed an equaliser, but the planned grandstand finish failed to

arrive as the Shrews, flying high in League Two, booked their place

in the second round.