Match Report: Tranmere Rovers 0 – 1 Shrewsbury Town

Callum Lang’s 20th minute goal ensures that Shrewsbury Town triumph against their former boss Micky Mellon.

The Wigan Athletic loanee notched and ensured Shrewsbury emerged victorious for the first time on the road since August.

Sam Ricketts’ side were given a helping hand from Rovers forward Connor Jennings who was sent off before the break.

Town made two changes from the side that were beaten 3-0 by Fleetwood. Aaron Pierre and Dan Udoh replaced Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Jason Cummings. Fejiri Okenabirhie was back in the matchday squad after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Former Town boss Micky Mellon celebrated his third year in charge this week, and his side were keen to award him with an anniversary present early on. Ollie Banks’ whipped corner was met by Liam Ridehalgh – but the ex Huddersfield man’s header was deflected wide.

At the other end, Ryan Giles’ delivery was aimed in the direction of Callum Lang, but the striker couldn’t trouble Scott Davies.

However, the Tranmere keeper was called into action soon after. He got down well to deny Ollie Norburn, and sprang back up to thwart Lang’s rebound.

The visitors’ positive start was rewarded with what would prove to be the game’s decisive goal. Aaron Pierre sumptuously controlled a diagonal free-kick, and fire goalward. Callum Lang was alert to divert the ball beyond ex Accrington loanee Scott Davies.

Tranmere’s response was instant, and Shrewsbury were almost haunted by a former employer. Stefan Payne spun his marker and whipped an effort goalward – Max O’Leary managed to claw the ball behind.

Then Neil Danns’ daisy cutter on a wet surface was well claimed by Max O’Leary, with Connor Jennings’ neat pull back providing the opportunity.

But that would prove to be Jennings’ final contribution, as the forward was given a second yellow card for a late challenge on Dan Udoh.

Shrewsbury attempted to make the numerical advantage count early in the second half, but Josh Laurent’s strike cleared the crossbar.

Town were in the mood for more as Ryan Giles bombarded forward, he had Callum Lang one side and Dan Udoh the other. The Wolves loanee opted to go alone but lacked the required composure to threaten Scott Davies.

Only a divine intervention prevented Sam Ricketts’ outfit from doubling their advantage. Aaron Pierre couldn’t connect to Sean Goss’ corner initially, but the former Wycombe defender had another crack of the whip, with a flood of Tranmere bodies stopping the ball crossing the line.

Scott Davies was earning his money as the Tranmere keeper continued to produce excellent saves. Omar Beckles’ fierce volley was acrobatically stopped by Davies. Ollie Norburn also cracked the post against his former side, as Micky Mellon looked a forlorn figure on the touch line.

But the home team did rally toward the end of the contest. Substitute Blackett-Taylor slotted a pass to Neill Danns, but the veteran midfielder’s effort was too tame and easily collected by Max O’Leary.

The former Bolton midfielder did make Max O’Leary produce a fine stop as the game drew to a close, whilst Jake Caprice lifted a long-range free kick over the bar.

But the afternoon belonged to Town as a professional performance was rewarded with all three points.

Shrewsbury face Newcastle United U21’s in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night, whilst Tranmere welcome Aston Villa’s developmental side.

Team Line Ups

Tranmere Rovers: (4-3-3)

1. Davies, 14. Caprice, 6. Monthe, 3. Ridehalgh, 7. Morris (80), 8. Potter (60), 28. Banks (75), 35. Danns, 9. Mullin, 45. Payne, 11. Jennings

Subs: 18. Hepburn-Murphy (80), 19. Ponticelli, 20. Gilmour (60), 23. Blackett-Taylor (75), 25. Pilling, 29. Walker-Rice, 33. Borthwick-Jackson

Subs Not Used: 19. Ponticelli, 25. Pilling, 29. Walker-Rice, 33. Borthwick-Jackson

Shrewsbury Town: (3-5-2)

25. O’Leary, 5. Williams, 2. Pierre, 6. Beckles, 17. Love, 28. Laurent, 22. Goss, 8. Norburn, 11. Giles, 9. Lang, 23. Udoh

Subs: 1. Murphy, 4. Edwards, 7. Whalley, 10. Okenabirhie (71), 15. Walker (92), 21. Thompson (84), 35. Cummings

Subs Not Used: 1. Murphy, 4. Edwards, 7. Whalley, 35. Cummings

Other League One Results

AFC Wimbledon 3 – 2 Rochdale
Accrington 2 – 2 Oxford
Doncaster 1 – 2 Portsmouth
Fleetwood 0 – 1 Ipswich
Gillingham 3 – 1 Southend
Lincoln 2 – 0 Sunderland
MK Dons 0 – 3 Burton
Rotherham 4 – 0 Coventry
Wycombe 3 – 3 Peterborough 7

Supporting Shropshire Live...
Ryan Hillback
Ryan Hillback keeps us updated on match previews and reports as well as all the big Shrewsbury Town Football Club news.
- Advertising -

Featured Articles

Shropshire Hills Bonfire and Fireworks 2019

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bonfire and Fireworks 2019

Join Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for their Bonfire and Fireworks Event on Saturday 26 October.
Oswestry fireworks 2019 image

Oswestry Bonfire and Fireworks Display 2019

Oswestry Town Council & Oswestry Borderland Rotary present their annual Bonfire and fireworks night this November.
Albrighton Cricket Club Fireworks and Bonfire Night

Albrighton Cricket Club Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2019

Wrap up warm and head over to Albrighton Cricket Club for their annual Fireworks and Bonfire Night this November.

Halloween and Half Term events in Shropshire 2019

Shropshire is full of Halloween and half term fun for everyone, here are some great events and things to do across our county.
aico building

Aico Open Day to welcome local community and employees

Aico, the Market Leader in domestic Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, will be relocating in October 2019 to a brand-new purpose-built three storey building in Oswestry.
Some of the items seized by police as part of the operation. Photo: West Mercia Police

Arrests made as police target County Lines in week-long operation

Police in Shropshire have been carrying out a week-long operation targeting County Lines.

Two people in critical but stable condition after A442 collision

Two people in their 60's are in a critical condition in hospital after a collision on the A442 on Saturday night.
Dave, Mark & Lewis part of the Veolia recycling team in Telford. Photo: Telford & Wrekin Council

Telford & Wrekin residents recycle 496 tonnes of food waste in September

Telford and Wrekin residents recycled 496 tonnes of food waste in September, generating enough energy to boil 1.98 million kettles.
Rob Smith on the track at a rain-hit Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent. Photo: DSdigital/Dickon Siddall

Telford racer Smith ends maiden BTCC Season with another independents points hat-trick

Rob Smith enjoyed a positive conclusion to his maiden season in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at a rain-hit Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent over the weekend.
Winners Line Up: Emma Hughes & Helen Fowler from Bridgnorth GC, Ladies Captain – Joy Foster, Val. Holdnall & Dorothy White from Worfield GC. Photo – Vanessa Statham

Bridgnorth Golf Club run successful ladies weekend AMAM Open

Bridgnorth Golf Clubs Ladies Weekend AMAM competition attracted 68 ladies from golf clubs as far afield as Halifax.
Brandon Whistle

Telford Tigers sign Brandon Whistle for remainder of season

Telford Tigers has announced the signing of 21-year-old forward Brandon Whistle for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
- Advertising -
Lanyon Bowdler’s clinical negligence team

Shropshire law firm shortlisted for two major awards

A Shropshire law firm has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards.
Staff from Morris Property, Morris Care, Morris Site Machinery and Morris & Company, who took part in one of the 5k runs in Shrewsbury

Charity fundraising a ‘wheel’ success for Morris & Company

In its 150th year anniversary, local business Morris & Company has surpassed its fundraising target and raised over £10,000 for this year’s chosen charity, Alzheimer’s Society.
Marches Growth Hub chairman Paul Hinkins, Shropshire Council Deputy Leader Steve Charmley and Marches Growth Hub Shropshire manager Emma Chapman

Growth hub takes wraps off new Shrewsbury office space

Shropshire’s gateway for business support officially launched its newly-expanded offices at a special event at its Shrewsbury base.
Organisers of the roadshow have been using the tour to highlight the myriad of careers available in the music industry

Resonance band rocks Shrewsbury to spread the word to students

A group of musicians who have toured the world with internationally renowned acts have visited Shropshire to showcase the possibilities open to students at a new music institute.
Young children can sit in a novelty car salon chair whilst having their hair cut

Children’s only hair salon to open in Telford

A new children’s only hair salon, that caters for toddlers up to early teens, is set to open in Telford next month.
Judges placed a focus on their ‘stunning gardens’

Goldstone Hall Hotel named as a winner in Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice Award 2020 for Gardens

Goldstone Hall Hotel, near Market Drayton, has been named again as one of the winners of the prestigious 2020 Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice Award for Gardens.
- Advertising -
Three Men in a Bow Tie

Wellington arts festival set to get underway

A popular Shropshire arts festival featuring a range of free events and entertainments is about to get underway.
Shropshire Hills Bonfire and Fireworks 2019

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bonfire and Fireworks 2019

Join Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for their Bonfire and Fireworks Event on Saturday 26 October.
Oswestry fireworks 2019 image

Oswestry Bonfire and Fireworks Display 2019

Oswestry Town Council & Oswestry Borderland Rotary present their annual Bonfire and fireworks night this November.
An Oompah band on stage at Shropshire Oktoberfest

Third Shropshire Oktoberfest deemed a success

The third Shropshire Oktoberfest in Shrewsbury has been deemed a success by its organisers, with an estimated 12,000 people attending.
The Ludlow Farmshop team

Help Ludlow Farmshop win ‘Farm Shop large retailer of the Year’

Local Farm Shop large retailer Ludlow Farmshop has entered into the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2020 and are looking for support from the community.
Crystal Owen of Crystal's Cupcakes

Crystal’s Cupcakes opens in Shrewsbury

A new Cupcake shop has opened in the heart of Shrewsbury, just a couple of minutes walk from Pride Hill.
- Advertisment -

Featured Articles

Weather

Shropshire
light rain
11.5 ° C
12.8 °
10.6 °
93 %
2.6kmh
90 %
Wed
13 °
Thu
13 °
Fri
12 °
Sat
11 °
Sun
10 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -