2017-18 English League One, Semifinals
  • Carlton Morris (58')
2nd Leg - Shrewsbury Town advance 2-0 on aggregate
2nd Leg - Shrewsbury Town advance 2-0 on aggregate

Shrewsbury heading for Wembley after beating Charlton in play-off semi-final

Shrewsbury booked another Wembley appearance by beating Charlton 1-0 in the second leg of the League One play-off semi-final.
Carlton Morris, the on-loan Norwich striker, scored the winner just before the hour mark to secure a 2-0 aggregate victory for the team that finished the season in third.
Paul Hurst's side, who were beaten by Lincoln at the national stadium in last month's Checkatrade Trophy final, will meet Rotherham or Scunthorpe at Wembley on May 27.
Shrewsbury were bottom of League One when Hurst was appointed manager in October 2016, but are now just 90 minutes away from playing in the second tier for the first time since 1989.
Jon Nolan's stunning late goal at The Valley meant Shrewsbury kicked off the return leg with an advantage and they started brightly.
They created the game's first chance when Alex Rodman turned sharply and fired in a low shot which was well dealt with by goalkeeper Ben Amos at his near post.
Lee Bowyer's Charlton enjoyed plenty of possession but found clear chances hard to come by.
Josh Magennis was well off target with an acrobatic volley and then Nicky Ajose broke into the box but central defender Aristote Nsiala produced a fine block.
Rodman then went close for the home side again just before the break when a neat move down the left saw the winger's shot from a tight angle well stopped by Amos.
Nolan fired wide for Shrewsbury early in the second half before Shaun Whalley's cross-shot was blocked by Patrick Bauer.
The breakthrough arrived in the 58th minute as Whalley ran at the visiting defence down the right and pulled the ball back to Morris to take a touch and drill a powerful shot from 15 yards low past Amos.
Charlton chased an equaliser but Ben Godfrey came up with a vital block from Joe Aribo's close-range effort before Jake Forster-Caskey's 20-yard drive was pushed away by goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
Shrewsbury almost grabbed a late second when the visitors had committed men forward but Stefan Payne's close-range effort was brilliantly kept out by Amos.