Goals from Fejiri Okenabirhie and Taylor Richards meant Rovers registered their first win on the road since January when they beat Shrewsbury Town 2-0.
Andy Butler’s return to the field helped the side sure up defence and keep just their second clean sheet in his time as manager, meanwhile, work-rate and harrying in midfield helped thwart Shrewsbury’s attacks before they could turn dangerous with most of the host’s notable chances struck from around 30 yards.
Rovers built a performance on a solid defensive display with chances coming frequently on the break but it was two mistakes in defence that ultimately led to goals. Okenabirhie was in luck when the Shrews defender slipped over to leave him one-on-one with the keeper – he slotted calmly to put Rovers ahead against his former club a lead they held until the break.
Butler’s men had the better of the second half with Josh Sims and Reece James both seeing chances on the break snuffed out while Okenabirhie was inches away from a brace. Rovers sealed the three points with ten minutes with Richards’ putting pressure on the defenders and winning the ball high up the pitch – a one-two with Okenabirhie left him with only the keeper to beat which he did to round off a good day in Shrewsbury.