SHREWS SHOW NEVER-SAY-DIE ATTITUDE
SHREWSBURY showed their promotion credentials by somehow securing all three points from a game that seemed to be petering out into a stalemate.
A point apiece would probably have been a fair result and it would have suited both sides for different reasons.
But promotion-winning teams never give up and Micky Mellon’s men profited from a momentary lapse in concentration at the back that left Exiles boss Justin Edinburgh extremely frustrated.
Darren Jones was the man at fault but it still required a superb finish from substitute JeanLouis Akpa Akpro to take all three points and send the Shrews top of the pile.
For the hosts it is three defeats in a row but they remain in the play-off hunt and this was at least a much-improved performance after the humblings at Cambridge and Northampton.
Mellon’s only worry will be a lack of discipline at the death that will mean a three-game ban for Keith Southern.