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Shrewsbury Town
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John Leah lets fly from the edge of the box [Craig Dunbar].
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SAINTS stepped up a gear from their performance at Vauxhall Motors, but were not good enough to trouble a resolute Shrewsbury side, looking to make an impact on the Conference.
TNS had the better of the first period, but fell behind after seven minutes. Karl Murray capitalised on a missed tackle to latch onto Colin Cramb's pass and fire home from short range.
Martin Naylor looked for an instant reply with an ambitious shot which forced Ian Dunbavin to be alert and it was tit for tat in terms of chances for the rest of the half.
The home side's build up play was improved with Simon Davies having his best game so far and linking up well with Jamie Wood, but the front men failed to trouble the Shrews' defence.
Scott Ruscoe dragged a low shot off target and John Leah's smart spin and shot saw Dunbavin get down well.
Jimmy Aggrey was again an imposing figure in the centre of defence, both on the ground and in the air.
Saints continued to press after the break, when they introduced triallist Damon Searle, who has played hundreds of Nationwide League games, most recently for Southend United.
Chris King fired a volley wide of the far post and Jamie Wood shot over after a neat link up with Scott Ruscoe.
Shrewsbury made a host of substitutions, although Leon Drysdale was removed from the action at the suggestion of the referee, after a bad tackle on Justin Perry.
For all their neat possession play and hard work, TNS could not quite match Shrewsbury and were limited to a couple of chances when Chris Taylor's looping header was cleared off the line by Gregor Rioch and Ruscoe fired over.
As Saints searched in vain for an equaliser, the visitors made another breakthrough with 15 minutes to go. Jamie Tolley chipped over the TNS defence to put substitute Ryan Lowe away and he finished well into the top right hand corner of the net.
Chris Taylor tried to dribble his way out of the box and was caught in possession by Fitzpatrick, who crossed for Lowe to grab his second with three minutes left.
Shrews could easily have added to their tally in injury time, with a close range header going over the bar and Ged Doherty making a good save, but a bigger victory margin would have flattered the visitors.
Saints have now gone three games without a goal and it looks as though the striking problems of last season have yet to be resolved.
Referee: Neale Carpenter (Oswestry)

None Karl Murray (7)
Ryan Lowe (76)
Ryan Lowe (85)
Starting line-ups
Dean Williams
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Jimmy Aggrey
Chris Taylor
Scott Ruscoe
Simon Davies
Gary Brabin
John Leah
Michael Wilde
Jamie Wood
Ian Dunbavin
Darren Moss
Gregor Rioch
Martin O'Connor
Darren Tinson
David Ridler
Steve Jagielka
Karl Murray
Luke Rodgers
Colin Cramb
Sam Aiston
Gerard Doherty
Damon Searle
David Bridgwater
Justin Perry
Steve Watts
Jake Sedgemore
Jamie Tolley
Glenn Tolley
Ryan Lowe
Leon Drysdale
Joe Hart
Ian Fitzpatrick
Gerard Doherty -> Dean Williams (46)
Justin Perry -> Michael Wilde (46)
Damon Searle -> Chris King (46)
David Bridgwater -> Simon Davies (56)
Steve Watts -> Colin Cramb (40)
Jamie Tolley -> Martin O'Connor (56)
Ryan Lowe -> Luke Rodgers (56)
Joe Hart -> Ian Dunbavin (61)
Jake Sedgemore -> David Ridler (68)
Ian Fitzpatrick -> Sam Aiston (68)
Leon Drysdale -> Karl Murray (72)
Glenn Tolley -> Steve Jagielka (79)
None Darren Tinson (15)
None None
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