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Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

Aaron Pierre's first goal for the club was enough for Shrewsbury to edge to victory over former Town boss Micky Mellon's Tranmere Rovers.

Grenada international Pierre struck the only goal of the game at Prenton Park on 20 minutes with a left-foot angled drive from 12 yards.

Callum Lang, running in at the far post, also appeared to have got a touch, but the ball was already on its way in and the goal was given to Pierre.

Tranmere's task was then made even harder when they were to play the second half a man short after Connor Jennings was sent off for a second yellow card.

Having been booked for a 19th-minute foul on Donald Love, Jennings was then dismissed by referee Craig Hicks in the third minute of first-half stoppage time after a needless foul on Daniel Udoh.

Rovers battled hard to snatch something from the contest but the closest they got was when Shrewsbury goalkeeper Max O'Leary pulled off a stunning save from Neil Danns in the last minute.

Shrewsbury defender Aaron Pierre told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's definitely my goal. Callum even told me he didn't touch it, so props to him for being honest.

"He's a striker and he'll want to claim goals as much as he can but it's definitely my goal. And it's about time I scored.

"I've been quite frustrated in front of goal as I've been trying to add that more into my game."

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7MorrisSubstituted forHepburn-Murphyat 80'minutes
  • 35DannsBooked at 22mins
  • 8PotterSubstituted forGilmourat 60'minutes
  • 28BanksSubstituted forBlackett-Taylorat 75'minutes
  • 9Mullin
  • 45Payne
  • 11JenningsBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 18Hepburn-Murphy
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 20Gilmour
  • 23Blackett-Taylor
  • 25Pilling
  • 29Walker-Rice
  • 33Borthwick-Jackson

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 5Williams
  • 2Pierre
  • 6Beckles
  • 17Love
  • 28LaurentBooked at 28mins
  • 22Goss
  • 8NorburnSubstituted forWalkerat 90+2'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Giles
  • 9LangSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 71'minutes
  • 23UdohSubstituted forThompsonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Edwards
  • 7Whalley
  • 10Okenabirhie
  • 15Walker
  • 21Thompson
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
7,314

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away22
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Harvey Gilmour (Tranmere Rovers).

Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harvey Gilmour.

Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Brad Walker replaces Oliver Norburn.

Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Sean Goss tries a through ball, but Louis Thompson is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norburn.

Attempt blocked. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh.

Foul by Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers).

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fejiri Okenabirhie with a cross.

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Corey Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Thompson replaces Daniel Udoh.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers).

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan John Giles with a cross.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).

Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Harvey Gilmour (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces Kieron Morris.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Laurent.

Attempt blocked. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norburn.

Attempt missed. Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sean Goss.

Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town).

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Donald Love with a cross.

Foul by Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers).

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Corey Taylor replaces Oliver Banks.

Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Fleetwood116232014620
4Coventry115511614220
5Blackpool115421613319
6Sunderland115421614219
7Peterborough1153326151118
8Bristol Rovers115331412218
9Oxford Utd124442417716
10Doncaster104421310316
11Lincoln City125161717016
12Shrewsbury114431013-316
13Rotherham10433169715
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham113441714313
16Portsmouth93331211112
17MK Dons114071218-612
18Accrington112541419-511
19Rochdale112451220-810
20Tranmere112361521-69
21Wimbledon121381423-96
22Southend111191228-164
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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