Rovers deny Shrews late on
Shrews always looked the more dangerous side in the first half
and it was no surprise when their pressure finally paid off with a
breakthrough in stoppage time. Mark Wright whipped in an inviting
free-kick from the left and Marvin Morgan rose highest to power a
header past Owain Fon Williams.
The Tranmere goalkeeper had earlier kept his team in it by
racing off his line to block with his knees after Wright superbly
brought down a raking pass from Matt Richards.
Shrewsbury had the chances to move well clear in the second
half, with the excellent Fon Williams saving well from Morgan and
Tranmere carried more of a threat as they chased the game and
eventually pulled level in the 88th minute when Akpa Akpro turned
the ball home after Liam Palmer nodded back a cross from sub
But Shrewsbury still might have won it with the outstanding Fon
Williams pulling off two more stunning saves from Asa Hall and
Michael Hector in time added on.