Dale lapses

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re­cov­er­ing quickly to prevent Abu Ogogo bundling the lose ball home at the near post.

Hill made a dou­ble sub­sti­tu­tion at the break, with Joe Bun­ney and Matt Done re­plac­ing the out of sorts Ntlhe and Cana­van and Dale looked sharper at the start of the sec­ond pe­riod. Shrews stop­per Dean Hen­der­son de­nied both Davies and Dale own Hen­der­son be­fore the vis­i­tors were awarded their sec­ond spot kick of the day in the 63rd minute.

Aris­tote Nsiala was pulled up for han­dling in the area when de­fend­ing a Dale cor­ner and Davies once again beat Hen­der- son con­vic­c­ingly from the spot.

Rath­bone went close to fir­ing Dale back into the lead when a poor clear­ance dropped invit­ingly for him on the edge of the box, but he fired nar­rowly off tar­get.

But just as Dale ap­peared to be seiz­ing the ini­tia­tive, Shrews­bury hit back again.

Whal­ley al­most laid a goal on a plate for Alex Rod­man at the far post, only for Moore to in­ter­vene with a fan­tas­tic stop.

But Moore was beaten for a third time when a de­fen­sive switch off al­lowed Ste­fan Payne too much time and room to break into the area and fire be­yond the goal­keeper.

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