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Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

Danny Holmes
Holmes has scored two goals in 36 appearances for Tranmere this season

Tranmere recorded their first win in four games as they beat promotion-chasing Shrewsbury to move three points clear of the relegation zone.

Rory Donnelly gave Rovers the lead midway through the first half when he found the net from Marc Laird's pass.

The hosts doubled the lead just three minutes later when Danny Holmes fired in from just outside the box.

Connor Goldson pulled a goal back when he stabbed home Bobby Grant's corner but Rovers held on to win.

The game was delayed in the second half while Shrewsbury's Mickey Demetriou received lengthy treatment following a collision with Kayode Odejayi.

And in the 11th minute of injury time James Collins went close to making it 2-2 when he hit the crossbar.

Shrewsbury drop to second place in the table and are three points behind Burton Albion, who won at Dagenham.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"To give two goals away like that, is not like us - we have to move on very quickly and the league table suggests that we'll do that.

"I thought we tried to turn it into a bit of a cup tie. It was very stop-start and we tried to get momentum from that - but we gave it everything that we could. We have flung on players to try and get something - but it wasn't to be.

"Every time there was a bit of contact there was a free-kick but we just couldn't grab onto anything and force the equaliser."

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 2Holmes
  • 32Thompson
  • 18Dugdale
  • 17Taylor
  • 14Laird
  • 22Jennings
  • 4Power
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forMcGaheyat 88'minutes
  • 9Odejayi
  • 29Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 15Kirby
  • 19Molyneux
  • 26Brezovan
  • 28McGahey
  • 34Hume

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Goldson
  • 3DemetriouSubstituted forGayleat 79'minutes
  • 4Woods
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forGrantat 13'minutes
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 65'minutes
  • 10Vernon
  • 23Barnett
  • 9Collins

Substitutes

  • 7Vincent
  • 12Gayle
  • 16Southern
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Grant
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 28Mandron
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
5,987

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mark Ellis (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Booking

    Owain Williams (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Rob Taylor.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  13. Post update

    Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Harrison McGahey replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Tranmere Rovers 2, Shrewsbury Town 1. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Grant with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton32197646281864
2Shrewsbury32187746222461
3Wycombe321611545271859
4Luton321510739271255
5Southend3215983630654
6Plymouth321571040231752
7Bury32157104335852
8Newport32148103938150
9Stevenage32146124641548
10Northampton32135145142944
11Morecambe32128123432244
12Wimbledon31128114342144
13Exeter331110124348-543
14Portsmouth311010113635140
15Accrington31124154051-1140
16Cambridge31107144644237
17Oxford Utd32910133640-437
18Dag & Red32107153644-837
19Mansfield3298152641-1535
20Tranmere31810133238-634
21Carlisle32103194056-1633
22York32614123140-932
23Cheltenham32710152848-2031
24Hartlepool3266202454-3024
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