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Reserve Defeat To Tranmere

8 April 2015

Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Tranmere Rovers

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ASSISTANTS: Mr Hubbard & Mr Hall
: Mr Sewell REFEREE

UNUSED SUBS: Joe Lamb, Luke Pilling, Jay Hunter.

: Sam Ramsbottom (GK); Gabriel Kubwalo, Matt Hill, Evan Gumbs (c), Jake Kirby, Liam Smith, Liam Davies, Ben Jago, Cole Stockton (Tolani Omotola - 65), Chris Shuker (Darren Askew - 78), Lewis Moynes. TRANMERE ROVERS LINE-UP

UNUSED SUBS: Harry Lewis (GK).

: Shaun Rowley (GK); Ryan Hickman, Ben Burton (Nathan MIllis Millis - 80), Callum Roberts, Callum Grogan, Alex Fletcher (Joel Carta - 64), Niall Flint, Ethan Jones, Kaiman Anderson, Jordan Wilson (Joe Kenton - 68), Tom King. SHREWSBURY TOWN LINE-UP
FULL-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Tranmere Rovers


Town went in search of a consolation in the closing stages but were unable to breach a resolute Tranmere back line.

The momentum was now firmly with the visitors and Kirby grabbed his second and Tranmere's third with 15 minutes to play - the creative schemer deftly chipping the ball over on-rushing Rowley.

Tranmere started the second-half on the front foot and they doubled their advantage when Kirby curled a wonderful strike into the bottom right corner from 25 yards.

HALF-TIME: Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Town came close to pulling level just before the break when Niall Flint saw a curling strike from 20-yards tipped around the post.

The midfielder picked up the ball on the edge of the box and smashed a left-footed strike into the top corner and beyond the outstretched arms of 'keeper Shaun Rowley.

But just after the half-hour mark, the Whites took the lead following a fantastic strike Kirby.

Undeterred, Shrewsbury hit back with young midfielder Ethan Jones firing a shot from the edge of the box just past the post.

After an even opening, Tranmere had the game's first real chance on 15 minutes when Evan Gumbs headed wide from Ben Jago's corner.

FIRST HALF

Tranmere's Jake Kirby fired in a hat-trick to give the visitors the win on a sunny day at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

A young Shrewsbury Town side slipped to defeat against Tranmere Rovers in the Final Third Development League - West Division on Wednesday afternoon.

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