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Shrewsbury Town promoted to League 1, while Cheltenham relegated

Shrewsbury Town have been promoted to League One after beating Cheltenham, with the losers being relegated out of the Football League.

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Pictures: Shrewsbury overjoyed, Cheltenham destroyed

Shrewsbury Town's Mark Ellis celebrates his teams win after the Sky Bet League Two match at the Abbey Business Stadium, Cheltenham. Credit: PA

In a cruel twist, by Shrewsbury Town beating Cheltenham this afternoon in League Two, the winners were promoted, and the losers dumped out of the football league.

Cheltenham Town's Omari Sterling-James shows his dejection Credit: PA

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro earned Shrewsbury automatic promotion but sentenced Cheltenham to relegation.

The striker struck the decisive goal in the 20th minute with a deflected effort which gave Trevor Carson no chance.

Shrewsbury Town's Liam Lawrence celebrates promotion to League One with fans Credit: PA
Shrewsbury Town players celebrate after winning, wearing T-Shirts in memory of BBC Radio presenter Colin Bloomfield who lost his fight with skin cancer Credit: PA

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