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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

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.

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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."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 22WoodsSubstituted forGayleat 45'minutes
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4Summerfield
  • 6Winfield
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 11Taylor
  • 10Wroe
  • 24Eaves
  • 7UgwuSubstituted forBradshawat 45'minutes
  • 23ReachBooked at 45minsSubstituted forParryat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Jones
  • 8McAllister
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 14Marsden
  • 17Parry
  • 19Gayle
  • 25Anyon

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 3Horwood
  • 22Koumas
  • 4Taylor
  • 23RidehalghBooked at 90mins
  • 25PetersonBooked at 74mins
  • 14AtkinsonSubstituted forPowerat 83'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 8WallaceSubstituted forJenningsat 72'minutes
  • 10RobinsonSubstituted forKirbyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

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

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

Hand ball by Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

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

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Paul Parry replaces Adam Reach.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Max Power replaces Chris Atkinson.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers).

Hand ball by Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Tranmere Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Steven Jennings replaces James Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Andy Robinson.

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

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

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kristoffer Peterson.

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

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient22145347222547
2Wolves22145337162147
3Brentford22144436211546
4Preston2211833122941
5Peterborough2212373425939
6Rotherham22108437271038
7Swindon2210393930933
8Walsall229672319433
9Port Vale2210393234-233
10MK Dons219483529631
11Bradford227963425930
12Coventry2211564840828
13Colchester226972730-327
14Crawley226882430-626
15Gillingham2374123040-1025
16Carlisle2266102336-1324
17Shrewsbury225892225-323
18Oldham2165102429-523
19Tranmere2265112640-1423
20Sheff Utd2257101928-922
21Bristol City2231092935-619
22Stevenage2254132138-1719
23Notts County2353152737-1018
24Crewe2246121845-2718
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