April 27, 2013
Shrews tame Pompey
Shrewsbury signed off their season with an entertaining 3-2 win over relegated Portsmouth.
Pompey's travelling army of more than 1,600 vocal fans were in the mood to have a party but the hosts took just six minutes to take the lead.
Jon Taylor delivered a corner from the left and central defender Connor Goldson rose highest to power home a header for his first Football League goal.
The Shrews thought they had doubled their advantage when Tom Bradshaw tapped in after goalkeeper Simon Eastwood failed to hold a Taylor shot only for the striker to be flagged offside.
But the second goal did arrive in the 37th minute when Bradshaw was brought down for a free-kick. Skipper Joe Jacobson took it and his shot from 20 yards went in via a notable deflection.
Shrewsbury increased their lead seven minutes into the second half when Dutch striker Akwasi Asante, on loan from Birmingham, fired home on the turn - again with the aid of a slight deflection.
Pompey then rallied and Ashley Harris tapped in after Chris Weale was unable to hold on to a Jed Wallace effort.
And the comeback really looked on 12 minutes from time when the lively Wallace turned provider once again, crossing for Patrick Agyemang to turn home.
|1 Chris Weale||13 Simon Eastwood|
|3 Joe Jacobson||4 Sam Sodje|
|23 Yado Mambo||16 Gabor Gyepes|
|18 Connor Goldson||10 Yassin Moutaouakil|
|30 Cameron Gayle||18 Johannes Ertl|
|11 John Taylor||34 D Butler|
|4 Luke Summerfield||3 Shaun Cooper|
|20 Aaron Wildig||19 Therry Racon|
|19 David McAllister||35 Jed Wallace|
|9 Tom Bradshaw||23 Patrick Agyemang|
|27 Akwasi Asante||21 Ashley Harrison|
|25 Joe Anyon||Phil Smith 1|
|26 James Hurst||Adam Webster 22|
|17 Paul Parry||Jack Maloney 31|
|8 Matthew Richards||Liam Walker 6|
|6 Robert Purdie||Nick Awford 24|
|15 Stephen McGinn||David Connolly 9|
|22 Ryan Woods||John Akinde 20|
|Stephen McGinn for Akwasi Asante (75)||Adam Webster for Gabor Gyepes (60)|
|Ryan Woods for Aaron Wildig (84)||Jack Maloney for Yassin Moutaouakil (75)|
|Paul Parry for Tom Bradshaw (89)|
|John Taylor (90)|
|· Squads: Shrewsbury Town | Portsmouth|