Marvin Morgan scored against his former club to rescue a point for promotion-chasing Shrewsbury.

Josh Payne gave Aldershot a second-half lead from the spot following Jermaine Grandison's clumsy challenge on Adam Mekki inside the penalty area.

The Shrews were reduced to 10 men when David McAllister was sent off for elbowing Mekki in an aerial challenge.

But substitute Morgan secured a draw by cutting in on his left foot and firing into the roof of the net.

The point was enough to pull the Shropshire side level with third-placed Crawley in League Two, while Aldershot are eight points adrift of the top seven.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The penalty was very harsh. It was a coming together of bodies, a bit of a tangle of legs and 99.9% of time a corner would have been given.

"Dave McAllister's red card was very harsh too. He's brushed the lad's face with his hand but it wasn't an elbow and I feel for him - he was distraught.

"In the circumstances then it was a good point. Marvin Morgan came on and looked full of life and pace as well as scoring his goal.

"It was a very strong finish to the game and we might have even pinched a winner."

Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"We were the better side and we created the better chances. You can't put it down to a sending off, we've played very well today.

"I'm proud of the performance, but I think we can get better. I'm trying to push them as hard as I can.

"We're giving ourselves a lot of credit and a lot of confidence. If you come here and play the way we did and your team are disappointed that we've not taken all three points, then that shows how far we've come."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison Booked (McAllister - 79' )
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 14 Richards
  • 19 McAllister Dismissed
  • 20 Wildig (Jacobson - 70' )
  • 09 Collins
  • 24 Gornell (Morgan - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 04 McAllister
  • 26 Sawyers
  • 10 Morgan

Aldershot Town

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Straker
  • 05 Jones
  • 15 Morris
  • 28 Brown
  • 17 Mekki (Madjo - 62' )
  • 40 Payne Booked
  • 10 Hylton
  • 38 Risser (Smith - 83' )
  • 42 Sinclair (Molesley - 70' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 31 Clement
  • 25 Smith
  • 26 Molesley
  • 32 Doughty
  • 27 Madjo
Ref: Adcock
Att: 5,588

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

4 3

Corners

8 7

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:33 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +5:10 Booking

Booking Josh Payne goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +4:56

The ball is delivered by Joe Jacobson, Darren Jones makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:27

Ian Sharps gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton. Ben Herd takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:15

The ball is delivered by Mark Wright.

90:00 +1:01

Centre by Ian Sharps, Troy Brown manages to make a clearance.

88:40

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken by Josh Payne to centre, Unfair challenge on Ian Sharps by Darren Jones results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

88:21

Corner taken short by Josh Payne.

88:08

Mark Molesley takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

87:39

Josh Payne takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ian Sharps.

87:33

Aaron Morris delivers the ball, Ian Sharps makes a clearance.

85:43

James Collins has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85:07

Shot by Nicky Wroe from just outside the area goes over the net.

84:44

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the right by-line, Danny Hylton makes a clearance.

84:37

The ball is sent over by Marvin Morgan, Troy Brown manages to make a clearance.

84:06

The ball is swung over by Mark Wright, clearance made by Troy Brown.

83:26

Centre by Marvin Morgan, Anthony Straker makes a clearance.

82:18 Substitution

Substitution Ben Smith is brought on as a substitute for Wilko Risser.

81:32

Aaron Morris challenges Nicky Wroe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

80:21

Mark Wright restarts play with the free kick.

80:21 Booking

Booking The referee shows Mark Molesley a yellow card.

79:54

Mark Molesley concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Jacobson.

78:36 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Grandison goes off and Sean McAllister comes on.

77:30

Jermaine Grandison provided the assist for the goal.

77:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Morgan - Shrewsbury 1 - 1 Aldershot Marvin Morgan finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-1 Aldershot.

74:53

Mark Molesley is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

73:49

Matthew Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Herd. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

73:29

The ball is swung over by Mark Molesley.

71:14

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Jamie Young makes a save.

71:07

The ball is crossed by Marvin Morgan, Troy Brown manages to make a clearance.

69:52 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Morgan replaces Terry Gornell.

69:52 Substitution

Substitution Joe Jacobson on for Aaron Wildig.

69:30 Substitution

Substitution Robert Sinclair leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Molesley.

69:04

The referee blows for offside. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the indirect free kick.

68:49

Terry Gornell takes a shot. Troy Brown gets a block in.

67:56

James Collins delivers the ball, Josh Payne makes a clearance.

67:35

The ball is crossed by James Collins, Troy Brown makes a clearance.

66:58

Guy Madjo takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Sharps.

66:09

Mark Wright challenges Josh Payne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Young.

64:58

Wilko Risser is caught offside. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

63:29

Josh Payne takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.

63:21

Robert Sinclair produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Richards.

63:00

Josh Payne crosses the ball, clearance made by Jermaine Grandison.

62:41

The ball is sent over by Ben Herd, clearance made by Matthew Richards.

61:58

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

61:03 Substitution

Substitution Guy Madjo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Mekki.

61:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Wildig by Anthony Straker. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

59:49

Terry Gornell fouled by Anthony Straker, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

59:00

A cross is delivered by Adam Mekki, Danny Hylton has an effort at goal from inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

57:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Herd by James Collins. Josh Payne takes the direct free kick.

57:42

Wilko Risser produces a cross, clearance made by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

54:44

Free kick taken by Josh Payne.

54:44 Dismissal

Dismissal David McAllister shown a red card.

54:28

Foul by David McAllister on Adam Mekki, free kick awarded.

51:53

Foul by James Collins on Jamie Young, free kick awarded. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

51:13

Darren Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell. Mark Wright takes the direct free kick.

50:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh Payne - Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Aldershot Penalty taken right-footed by Josh Payne and scored. Shrewsbury 0-1 Aldershot.

49:21 Booking

Booking Jermaine Grandison is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

49:15

Jermaine Grandison gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Adam Mekki.

47:55

Shot from just outside the box by Nicky Wroe misses to the left of the target.

45:38

Josh Payne takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Ian Sharps.

45:32

Robert Sinclair crosses the ball, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:16 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:07

The ball is sent over by Josh Payne, clearance by Jermaine Grandison.

43:25

The ball is delivered by Mark Wright, comfortable save by Jamie Young.

41:49

Ian Sharps takes a short corner.

41:44

David McAllister produces a cross, Wilko Risser makes a clearance.

40:33

Anthony Straker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

38:07

Shot by Adam Mekki from just outside the area goes over the net.

37:16

Outswinging corner taken by Josh Payne from the right by-line, Terry Gornell manages to make a clearance.

37:10

The ball is crossed by Danny Hylton, clearance made by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

35:43

Unfair challenge on James Collins by Josh Payne results in a free kick. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

34:42

Matthew Richards produces a cross.

33:30

Nicky Wroe produces a cross.

33:18

Jermaine Grandison produces a cross, Darren Jones manages to make a clearance.

31:13

Wilko Risser delivers the ball, clearance by Mark Wright.

30:22

Darren Jones produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Richards.

29:24

Corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Jamie Young makes a save.

28:58

Mark Wright takes a shot. Jamie Young gets a block in.

28:27

Matthew Richards takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Aaron Morris.

26:54

Jermaine Grandison has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

26:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Adam Mekki. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

24:40

Corner taken by Josh Payne, clearance made by Ian Sharps.

24:29

Centre by Adam Mekki, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

23:25

Terry Gornell concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Jones. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

22:20

The ball is swung over by Adam Mekki, clearance by Matthew Richards.

21:09

Shot from outside the penalty box by Mark Wright goes wide right of the goal.

20:40

Corner taken by Mark Wright, Wilko Risser makes a clearance.

20:18

Mark Wright takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Aaron Morris.

20:10

Mark Wright delivers the ball, clearance by Ben Herd.

18:25

Matthew Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.

18:02

David McAllister fouled by Danny Hylton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

17:48

Ian Sharps produces a cross, clearance by Jamie Young.

15:37

Wilko Risser takes a shot. Ian Sharps gets a block in.

14:22

The ball is crossed by Robert Sinclair, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Danny Hylton misses to the left of the goal.

12:49

Unfair challenge on David McAllister by Aaron Morris results in a free kick. Mark Wright takes the direct free kick.

11:21

Adam Mekki produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

10:53

Terry Gornell challenges Troy Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

10:11

The ball is delivered by James Collins, Ben Herd manages to make a clearance.

8:30

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards.

8:12

Terry Gornell takes a shot. Ben Herd gets a block in.

7:39

Mark Wright delivers the ball.

4:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Mekki by Ian Sharps. Shot comes in from Josh Payne from the free kick, Chris Neal makes a save.

3:22

The ball is crossed by Mark Wright.

2:51

The ball is delivered by Darren Jones, Ian Sharps makes a clearance.

2:30

The ball is crossed by Robert Sinclair, clearance by Jermaine Grandison.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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