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

Terry Gornell.

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

Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

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.