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Madden bags a brace as Yeovil maintain their excellent run at Shrewsbury

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 24, 2012

Yeovil's Paddy Madden celebrates his first goal   picture: Steve Bond/Pinnacle

Yeovil's Paddy Madden celebrates his first goal picture: Steve Bond/Pinnacle

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Paddy Madden's brace set Yeovil Town on their way to a dominant fourth win from five games at Shrewsbury Town.

The Glovers bossed disappointing opposition at Greenhaus Meadow with Madden scoring his fourth and fifth goals in four npower League One games on loan from Carlisle United.

Strike partner James Hayter joined him on the scoresheet, creating daylight between the teams before Shrewsbury's late penalty.

Ed Upson, Keanu Marsh-Brown, Jamie McAllister and Korey Smith all past late fitness tests to ensure Gary Johnson could field the same starting XI that beat Bury on Saturday.

Fit-again Luke Ayling took a place amongst seven substitutes alongside new signing Daniel Johnson, who agreed a month's youth loan from Aston Villa earlier in the day.

he visitors shrugged off a nervy start to go in front on nine minutes.

Matt Richards' rash challenge on Joe Edwards near the corner flag presented McAllister with a right wing free kick and Madden leapt at the far post to head home unopposed.

On 18 minutes Paul Parry exploited space to cross from the right but his delivery was fractionally too high for Asa Hall to direct on target.

Marsh-Brown's 20-yard strike on 36 minutes brought the best from former Glovers Chris Weale, the keeper acrobatically palming away to his right with Johnson ready to celebrate a goal.

Terry Gornell tried his luck from distance six minutes before the back, his shot-wrong footing Marek Stech after painfully ricocheting off McAllister's ankle, but creeping narrowly wide of the target.

On the stroke of half-time Parry picked out Joe Jacobsen overlapping on the left, only for the angle to prove too tight to give Stech nothing more than simple catching practice.

The Glovers doubled their advantage on the hour mark, replicating the move that forced their Johnstone's Paint Trophy game at Torquay United to penalties.

Marsh-Brown followed a bright run with a slide rule pass and Hayter slid in at the near post to bundle over the line.

Eight minutes later Hayter had sight of goal to put the result beyond doubt from a throw but Darren Jones slid in to dispossess the striker.

However, the miss was soon forgotten when Madden grabbed a second after 70 minutes. The Irishman finished confidently after being picked out by Upson's sublime deep cross to the far post.

On 74 minutes Hayter pounced on Jacobson's inexplicable hesitation in his own but could to direct his snatched effort on target.

Substitute Johnson endured a tough start to his debut, adjudged to have illegally forced Shrewsbury replacement Tom Bradshaw off the ball in the Glovers' 18-yard box. Richards confidently stepped up to send Stech the wrong way and give his team hope.

With the hosts buoyed by their strike, Yeovil dug in to weather closing pressure, but Stech's quiet evening continued as the away team deservedly held on for three points.

Shrewsbury Town (4-4-2): Weale; Grandison, Jones, Collins, Jacobson; Parry, Hall (Purdie, 80), Summerfield, Richards; Winnall (Taylor, 46), Gornell (Bradshaw, 62). Substitutes (not used): Ward, Wright, Wildig, Hector.

Goal: Richards (pen) 80.

Booking: Collins.

Yeovil Town (4-4-2): Stech; Edwards, Webster, Burn, McAllister (Blizzard, 58); Marsh-Brown, Upson, Smith (Johnson, 62), Foley; Hayter (Williams, 89), Madden. Substitutes (not used): Ayling, Hinds, Reid, Stewart.

Goals: Madden 9, 70, Hayter 60.

Referee: D Coote (Nottinghamshire).

Attendance: 4,711.

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