Shrews too strong for Pompey
Last Updated: 27/04/13 7:07pm
Joe Jacobson: Bagged Shrewsbury's second goal
Shrewsbury signed off their season with an entertaining 3-2 home victory 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.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 27th Apr
Brentford0 - 1Doncaster
Bury3 - 2Yeovil
Carlisle0 - 2Colchester
Crawley2 - 2Hartlepool
Crewe2 - 0Walsall
Leyton Or1 - 1Oldham
Notts Co2 - 2Coventry
Scunthorpe3 - 1Swindon
Sheff Utd0 - 0Preston
Shrewsbury3 - 2Portsmouth
Stevenage0 - 2MK Dons
Tranmere0 - 0Bournemth
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