Andy Robinson's late first-half strike earned victory for Tranmere Rovers, who condemned fellow strugglers Shrewsbury Town to a third straight home defeat.

Danny Holmes' cross was cleverly nodded down by Town old boy Ryan Lowe for Robinson to fire a low shot from 20 yards into the bottom corner.

Tranmere keeper Owain Fon Williams only had to make one save, a second-half shot from Tom Eaves.

But home left-back Joe Jacobson went close in injury time, volleying over.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Tranmere came here with a game plan and defended in depth. They were quite happy to clear their lines. But what we did do that was criminal was concede the goal the way we did before half time.

"You could see the lack of confidence - as a result of losing back-to-back games at home. It is at times like this that we have to come together.

"You can talk about confidence. It is not easy - especially losing against someone below us at home - but we have to protect the players' confidence going into the game with Preston on Sunday."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 22 Woods (Gayle - 45' )
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 06 Winfield
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 11 Taylor
  • 10 Wroe
  • 24 Eaves
  • 07 Ugwu (Bradshaw - 45' )
  • 23 Reach Booked (Parry - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Jones
  • 08 McAllister
  • 09 Bradshaw
  • 14 Marsden
  • 17 Parry
  • 19 Gayle
  • 25 Anyon

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 03 Horwood
  • 22 Koumas
  • 04 Taylor
  • 23 Ridehalgh Booked
  • 25 Peterson Booked
  • 14 Atkinson (Power - 83' )
  • 09 Lowe
  • 08 Wallace (Jennings - 72' )
  • 10 Robinson (Kirby - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Rowe
  • 15 Kirby
  • 16 Stockton
  • 17 Power
  • 18 Jennings
  • 26 Akpa Akpro
  • 33 Mooney
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 6,056

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

0 4

Corners

5 4

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

90:00 +6:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

90:00 +6:06

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

90:00 +5:20

Hand ball by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

90:00 +3:32

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

90:00 +3:32

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:52 Booking

Booking Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:39

Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:39

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

90:00 +1:51

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:47

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

88:46

Attempt missed. Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

85:13

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town).

85:13

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Paul Parry replaces Adam Reach.

82:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Max Power replaces Chris Atkinson.

80:34

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town).

80:34

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:29

Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:29

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers).

76:35

Hand ball by Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town).

73:50

Attempt missed. Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

73:17 Booking

Booking Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

73:04

Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:04

Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers).

71:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Steven Jennings replaces James Wallace.

69:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Andy Robinson.

69:04

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

69:04

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:45

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

65:31

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

64:17

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

64:17

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

63:59

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kristoffer Peterson.

63:33

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:33

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

62:01

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

60:06

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

60:06

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:46

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

54:38

Attempt saved. James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:37

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

52:40

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

50:28

Attempt saved. Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:38

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Adam Reach.

47:24

Attempt blocked. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Cameron Gayle replaces Ryan Woods.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Gozie Ugwu.

45:00 +2:49 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

45:00 +2:01 Booking

Booking Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +1:55

Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).

45:00 +1:55

Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Lowe.

43:09

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

42:52

Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:52

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

41:15

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

34:10

Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:10

Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers).

32:18

Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:18

Foul by James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers).

30:21

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

29:55

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

27:33

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

27:33

James Wallace (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:38

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

26:01

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

25:37

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

24:00

Attempt missed. Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

23:29

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Danny Holmes.

13:45

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

10:49

Attempt missed. Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

3:19

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:26

Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:26

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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