Shotton fires Rovers to victory

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Ryan Shotton's header earned Tranmere their first away win in the league since February as they beat Huddersfield 2-1.

Shotton, on a month's loan from Premier League Stoke, stole in unmarked to nod home Andy Taylor's inviting free kick and seal all three points.

Huddersfield had gone ahead when striker Liam Dickinson curled a superb free-kick past Danny Coyne after being brought down by Taylor.

Nathan Clarke saw a point-blank header tipped onto the crossbar by Coyne for Huddersfield, before Edrissa Sonko equalised.

The Gambian international stunned the home faithful with an unstoppable right-foot volley from the edge of the area after Chris Greenacre's lay-off.

Shotton's strike then gave Tranmere the initiative, and Chris Greenacre blazed wide after latching onto Shotton's through-ball.

Brian Saah put through his own net before Jim McNulty and Tommy Rowe struck in Stockport's 3-0 win at Leyton Orient, while Lee Barnard's goal saw Southend beat Hereford 1-0.

Colin Larkin's equaliser meant Northampton drew 1-1 with Peterborough at Sixfields, with the Cobblers having Jason Crowe sent off late on. George Boyd had put Peterborough ahead.

Both sides scored late on as Yeovil drew 1-1 with 10-man Brighton at Huish Park.

Brighton overcame the sending-off of Joe Anyinsah to take the lead with Nicky Forster's penalty after 77 minutes but Darren Way hit an almost immediate reply.

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Peterborough United
Yeovil Town
Chris Greenacre
Northampton Town
Stoke City
Nathan Clarke
Liam Dickinson
Colin Larkin
Huddersfield Town
Brian Saah
Premier League
Hereford United
Southend United
Ryan Shotton
Nicky Forster
Jason Crowe
Jim McNulty
Tommy Rowe
Brian Saah
Joe Anyinsah
George Boyd
Andy Taylor
Danny Coyne
Lee Barnard
Darren Way
Edrissa Sonko
Tranmere Rovers
Leyton Orient
Brighton & Hove Albion
Andy Taylor
Nathan Clarke
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