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Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Tranmere Rovers

Corey Blackett-Taylor's stoppage time goal secured Tranmere Rovers a first League One victory since December 21 as they left it late to win 3-2 at Shrewsbury.

Mark Ellis and Alex Woodyard gave Tranmere a 2-0 half-time lead before Aaron Pierre and Callum Lang pulled Shrewsbury level.

But Blackett-Taylor had the final say for former Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon on his first league return to Oteley Road since his exit for the Wirral in October 2016 as third-bottom Tranmere moved to within five points of AFC Wimbledon.

Shrewsbury striker Daniel Udoh fired an early effort into the side netting before Tranmere took a ninth minute lead when defender Ellis turned in Blackett-Taylor's low cross from the left.

Tranmere doubled their advantage five minutes later when Woodyard followed up to convert the rebound after home goalkeeper Max O'Leary initially saved a Kieron Morris shot.

Shrewsbury reduced the arrears in the 56th minute when Pierre headed in a Sean Goss corner.

The hosts were level five minutes later when Lang cut in from the left to arrow a shot into the top corner.

Both teams then created chances as they chased a winner before Blackett-Taylor ran onto a long clearance from goalkeeper Scott Davies to score Tranmere's late winner.

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Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 21Ramsay
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Pierre
  • 6BecklesBooked at 76mins
  • 20VelaSubstituted forCummingsat 45'minutes
  • 22Goss
  • 9Lang
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forWalkerat 82'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 23UdohSubstituted forHartat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Golbourne
  • 5Williams
  • 15Walker
  • 17Love
  • 35Cummings
  • 42Hart
  • 43Burgoyne

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 22WilsonBooked at 41mins
  • 16Ellis
  • 24Clarke
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 81mins
  • 7Morris
  • 36Woodyard
  • 12McCulloughSubstituted forPerkinsat 63'minutes
  • 23Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forDannsat 90+6'minutes
  • 33Cook
  • 19VaughanBooked at 27minsSubstituted forJenningsat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Monthe
  • 10Ferrier
  • 11Jennings
  • 17Perkins
  • 25Pilling
  • 28Banks
  • 35Danns
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
5,009

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away12
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Neil Danns replaces Corey Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 3. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Davies following a fast break.

Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Foul by Sam Hart (Shrewsbury Town).

Kane Wilson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kayne Ramsay.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sam Hart replaces Daniel Udoh.

Foul by Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town).

Mark Ellis (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sean Goss following a fast break.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Foul by Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town).

Kane Wilson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Brad Walker replaces David Edwards.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Goss with a cross.

Booking

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Kayne Ramsay.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jason Cummings.

Booking

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sean Goss with a cross.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kane Wilson.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Udoh.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Sean Goss.

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Udoh.

Attempt blocked. Corey Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

goal

As It Stood

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2Coventry321613346301661
3Wycombe3317884437759
4Sunderland331610746271958
5Portsmouth32168848321656
6Peterborough331671065392655
7Fleetwood321510748361255
8Oxford Utd33159956342254
9Ipswich331410945321352
10Gillingham33121473930950
11Doncaster321391047321548
12Burton321210104544146
13Bristol Rovers32119123545-1042
14Blackpool321011114140141
15Lincoln City34116174144-339
16Accrington33109144651-539
17Shrewsbury32911122839-1138
18MK Dons33106173545-1036
19Rochdale3296173653-1733
20Wimbledon33710163751-1431
21Tranmere3268183258-2626
22Southend3337233582-4716
23Bolton3158182564-3911
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