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Season Review: February

6 June 2013

We take a look back at the 2012/13 season

February proved a productive month for Shrewsbury as we won three of our five games to put more daylight between ourselves and the relegation zone.
The month started positively with Town overturning a half time deficit to beat a Preston North End featuring Meadow old boy Nicky Wroe 2-1 at Deepdale.
Jon Taylor smashed in an equaliser before skipper Matt Richards held his nerve to power home a dramatic late winner from the penalty spot.
Striker Ryan Doble made what turned out to be his only start for the club at home to Sheffield United a week later in a game the Blades won 2-1, a late free kick from Stephen McGinn coming too late to make a difference.
Net up for Shrewsbury was an exciting Friday night clash in front of the live Sky TV cameras at high flying Tranmere Rovers.
An early red card gave Town a numerical advantage with goals from Chris Porter, on his debut after arriving on loan from Sheffield United, and young defender Cameron Gayle, his first Football League goal, earning an impressive 2-0 win.
Town were solid throughout with former Wales international defender Rob Edwards, on loan from Barnsley, a commanding figure at the heart of the back four.
Goals from Paul Parry and Marvin Morgan, who came of the bench to grab the winner, made it back-to-back victories with a 2-1 fightback win over Stevenage.
But eventual champions Doncaster Rovers then ran out 2-1 winners in an eventful clash under the Greenhous Meadow lights.
Town's cause was not helped by having midfielder Dave McAllister sent off in the first half, a dismissal subsequently rescinded.
The 10 men battled bravely and looked to have rescued a late point when a shot from striker Tom Eaves, on loan from Bolton Wanderers, squirmed past Doncaster goalkeeper Gary Woods.
But there was still just enough time for a deflected strike from Shropshire lad Kyle Bennett to find its way in for a cruel Rovers winner deep into stoppage time.

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