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Prenton Park (ATT 5,698) 12th April 2014 - Kick off 15:07

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

Tranmere 2

M Power (19)
J Brown (85)

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Shrewsbury 1

P Parry (73)

Shrews rocked by Rovers

Last Updated: 12/04/14 7:03pm

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Max Power: Opened the scoring

Max Power: Opened the scoring

Junior Brown's first goal for Tranmere helped Rovers boost their hopes of League One survival with a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury.

Brown netted five minutes from time to hand the Prenton Park club a second win on the bounce - just days after Ronnie Moore was sacked as manager for admitting a breach of the Football Association's betting rules.

Max Power had put the hosts ahead but Paul Parry levelled for the Shrews, before Brown's winner saw Tranmere move clear of the drop zone.

Rovers had a penalty appeal turned down when Ryan Lowe's fourth-minute shot appeared to hit the arm of Shrewsbury skipper Tamika Mkandawire.

But Power sent home a looping header from Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro's deep cross to put the home side in front 19 minutes in.

Shrewsbury's Luke Summerfield almost scored the unlikeliest of equalisers when he struck an audacious free-kick from just inside the Tranmere half. His shot drifted wide of the post by inches with goalkeeper Owain fon Williams looking beaten.

Parry pulled the visitors level though when he headed home from the edge of the six-yard box 17 minutes from time.

But Brown climbed off the bench to have the final say, finishing with a low shot after being found by Power.

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3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
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6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33