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MATCH REPORT: Shrewsbury Town 2 Tranmere Rovers 3

25 February 2020

Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Shrewsbury Town 2 Tranmere Rovers 3

25 February 2020

Town lose out to Tranmere Rovers.

Town: Max O’Leary, Aaron Pierre, Dave Edwards (Brad Walker, 83), Omar Beckles, Callum Lang, Josh Vela (Jason Cummings, 45), Kayne Ramsay, Sean Goss, Daniel Udoh (Sam Hart, 90), Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Josh Laurent.

Subs: Harry Burgoyne, Scott Golbourne, Ro-Shaun Williams, Brad Walker, Donald Love, Jason Cummings, Sam Hart.

Rovers: Scott Davies, Liam Ridehalgh, Kieron Morris, Luke McCullough (David Perkins, 64), Mark Ellis, James Vaughan (Connor Jennings, 64), Kane Wilson, Corey Blackett-Taylor, Peter Clarke, Andy Cooke, Alex Woodyard.

Subs: Luke Pilling, Manny Monthe, Morgan Ferrier, Connor Jennings, David Perkins, Ollie Banks, Neill Danns.

Referee: James Oldham

Assistants: Gary Hilton and Hristo Karaivanov

Fourth-Official: Thomas Harty


It was a first 10 minutes to forget for Shrewsbury Town as the away side managed to fire in front just before the clock hit double figures. Mark Ellis managed to get on the end of a driven cross to poke home from close range.

Just five minutes later, the away side managed to double their lead. Despite Max O’Leary making a good save, the keeper parried the ball into the path of Alex Woodyard who smashed home from close range.

In an action-packed opening spell, Town had their own chance to register a goal. Despite a powerful effort, Tranmere’s defence remained strong to prevent David Edwards from netting from just inside the box.

Kane Wilson was shown a yellow card in the 40th minute for a late challenge in the middle of the park.

The half came to an end with the away side going into the 15-minute break with a two-goal advantage.


The second-half started polar opposite to the first with Town pulling a goal back just after the 10-minute mark. Aaron Pierre managed to find the target with a close-range header to half the away side’s lead.

Just a short time later, Callum Lang managed to find the equaliser with a great solo effort. The forward dribbled past his man to find a yard of space in the box and the striker didn't let the chance go begging. Lang fired a powerful effort into the roof of the net, giving Scott Davies no chance.

Town grew into the game and continued to trouble the away side. Momentum swung and Salop began to have chances in the Rovers Box. Dan Udoh and Jason Cummings were the bright sparks for their team as they looked to push play up the field.

Omar Beckles was shown a yellow card in the 76th minute from preventing the away side from counter-attacking.

Cummings came close to giving Town a deserved lead with less than 10 minutes to go. The striker jumped well to meet a cross but couldn't beat the keeper with his effort.

In the last moments of the game, the away side managed to find a late winning goal. Corey Blackett-Taylor broke down the left wing and managed to fire past O’Leary.

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