February 15, 2013
Shrews stun 10-man Rovers
Chris Porter and Cameron Gayle struck either side of half-time to secure a shock 2-0 victory which pulled Shrewsbury clear of the League One relegation zone and further dented 10-man Tranmere's faltering title bid.
Rovers' attempt to avoid a third straight league defeat suffered an early blow when Liam Palmer was sent off for a dangerous lunge in only the sixth minute.
Shrews debutant Porter pounced on an error from goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams to put the Shrews ahead soon after before Gayle headed in midway through the second half to clinch back-to-back wins on the road for the visitors.
Tranmere, who included midfielder Paul Corry on the bench following his last-minute loan move from Sheffield Wednesday, began the game in disastrous fashion when Palmer was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Shrewsbury left-back Joe Jacobson.
It went from bad to worse only four minutes later when goalkeeper Fon Williams fumbled a high ball and Porter, on loan from Sheffield United, pounced to fire the visitors ahead.
In the second half Porter missed his kick with the goal gaping before David McAllister shot over.
Fon Williams then made a fine save to deny Porter only for Shrewsbury to net from the resulting corner as Gayle nodded in with the goalkeeper stranded.
|Tranmere Rovers||Shrewsbury Town|
|1 Owain fon Williams||1 Chris Weale|
|14 Zoumana Bakayogo||5 Darren Jones|
|2 Danny Holmes||3 Joe Jacobson|
|4 Ash Taylor||12 Rob Edwards|
|23 Donervorn Daniels||30 Cameron Gayle|
|10 Andy Robinson||17 Paul Parry|
|6 Liam Palmer||8 Matthew Richards|
|17 Max Power||15 Stephen McGinn|
|11 Adam McGurk||19 David McAllister|
|20 Michael O'Halloran||21 Chris Porter|
|16 Cole Stockton||10 Marvin Morgan|
|33 Jason Mooney||Joe Anyon 25|
|5 Ian Goodison||Yado Mambo 23|
|3 Paul Black||Robert Purdie 6|
|12 Danny Harrison||Luke Summerfield 4|
|24 Paul Corry||Aaron Wildig 20|
|18 David Amoo||Luke Rodgers 29|
|22 Abdulai Bell-Baggie||Tom Bradshaw 9|
|Paul Corry for Cole Stockton (69)||Luke Rodgers for Marvin Morgan (78)|
|Danny Harrison for Danny Holmes (70)||Robert Purdie for Paul Parry (84)|
|David Amoo for Michael O'Halloran (81)|
|Ash Taylor (52)|
|Liam Palmer (6)|
|· Squads: Tranmere Rovers | Shrewsbury Town|