Shrewsbury missed the chance to win promotion from League Two as they were held to a draw away at Accrington.

Terry Gornell put the Shrews ahead in the first half with a shot on the turn from 12 yards against his former club.

The hosts nearly equalised when Luke Joyce headed goalwards but Shrewsbury's Matt Richards was well positioned to block the ball on the goal-line.

However, Bryan Hughes ruined the visitors' party when he levelled late on with a long-range low half-volley.

With Torquay losing at AFC Wimbledon, Shrewsbury would have clinched their spot in League One next season if they had beaten Accrington.

The Shrews are still well placed as they are second and five points ahead of fourth-placed Torquay with only two matches remaining.

A win for Shrewsbury in their home match against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday, 28 April will take Shrews up.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Accrington manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I don't think anyone could deny that we were good value for a point.

"Taking a point from a very strong Shrewsbury side feels like a win and it's only what we deserved.

"In the last two or three games, against the bigger clubs, we've shown some really good signs.

"You can judge success by supporters and when fans clap you off at the end of games, whether you win, lose or draw, it means you're doing something right."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 05 Nsiala Booked
  • 12 Murphy Booked
  • 29 Liddle (Guthrie - 87' )
  • 08 Barnett
  • 11 Joyce
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 17 Devitt (Hughes - 68' )
  • 30 Hatfield (Evans - 64' )
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 23 Amond

Substitutes

  • 22 Nicholls
  • 24 Hopper
  • 27 Hughes
  • 09 Guthrie
  • 19 Evans

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 07 Wright (Taylor - 81' )
  • 08 Wroe
  • 14 Richards
  • 20 Wildig
  • 09 Collins (Morgan - 67' )
  • 24 Gornell

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 21 McLaughlin
  • 04 McAllister
  • 23 Taylor
  • 10 Morgan
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 3,275

Match Stats

Shots

18 13

On target

12 3

Corners

6 7

Fouls

12 3

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:31 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:54

Marvin Morgan handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Shot comes in from Kevin McIntyre from the free kick, Chris Neal makes a save.

90:00 +2:23

Joe Jacobson sends in a cross, Aristote Nsiala makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:26

Matthew Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Murphy.

89:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Micah Evans on Joe Jacobson. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

88:21

Corner taken by Jon Taylor, Jermaine Grandison has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

87:51

Peter Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Morgan. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick.

86:55

Jon Taylor takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

85:55

Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

85:55 Substitution

Substitution Kurtis Guthrie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Liddle.

85:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Padraig Amond on Joe Jacobson.

84:48

Matthew Richards has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

84:11

Corner taken by Jon Taylor from the left by-line, Bryan Hughes manages to make a clearance.

82:41

Padraig Amond produces a cross.

82:02

Nicky Wroe produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

81:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bryan Hughes on Jon Taylor. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Peter Murphy.

80:06 Substitution

Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Jon Taylor coming on for Mark Wright.

79:14

Marvin Morgan has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

78:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermaine Grandison. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.

77:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Bryan Hughes - Accrington 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Bryan Hughes grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-1 Shrewsbury.

74:09

Marvin Morgan is caught offside. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

73:12

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Richards, clearance by Aristote Nsiala.

73:12 Booking

Booking Aristote Nsiala is booked.

73:06

Mark Wright fouled by Aristote Nsiala, the ref awards a free kick.

68:54

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Barnett from the left by-line, clearance made by Aaron Wildig.

68:32

Corner taken by Charlie Barnett, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

68:15

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

66:08 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Devitt goes off and Bryan Hughes comes on.

66:08 Substitution

Substitution James Collins leaves the field to be replaced by Marvin Morgan.

66:08

Jamie Devitt takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Charlie Barnett from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Luke Joyce goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

64:47

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Barnett, Luke Joyce takes a shot. Clearance made by Matthew Richards.

64:29

Micah Evans crosses the ball, Padraig Amond takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

63:28 Substitution

Substitution Will Hatfield leaves the field to be replaced by Micah Evans.

61:30

Matthew Richards crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Chris Neal.

61:30 Booking

Booking Peter Murphy shown a yellow card.

61:23

Unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by Peter Murphy results in a free kick.

59:50

Will Hatfield challenges Jermaine Grandison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Richards.

59:31

The ball is crossed by Jermaine Grandison, clearance made by Craig Lindfield.

55:39

A cross is delivered by Padraig Amond.

54:57

Corner taken by Charlie Barnett, Charlie Barnett takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Jacobson.

53:40

The referee blows for offside against James Collins. Free kick taken by Aristote Nsiala.

53:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Barnett on Joe Jacobson. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

52:21

The ball is crossed by Kevin McIntyre.

49:24

A cross is delivered by James Collins, clearance by Will Hatfield.

47:34

Jamie Devitt has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

45:22

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:10

Centre by Kevin McIntyre, Luke Joyce takes a shot.

44:29

The offside flag is raised against Terry Gornell. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.

42:56

Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Wildig takes a shot.

41:47

Charlie Barnett takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal. Terry Gornell fouled by Peter Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.

39:33

James Collins fouled by Kevin McIntyre, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Aaron Wildig.

38:59

The ball is delivered by Jamie Devitt, save by Chris Neal.

37:05

Shot from long distance by Charlie Barnett misses to the right of the goal.

36:22

Charlie Barnett is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Neal.

32:13

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

31:55

Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

30:10

Assist on the goal came from Mark Wright.

30:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Terry Gornell - Accrington 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Goal scored by Terry Gornell from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-1 Shrewsbury.

29:30

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

28:53

Ian Sharps concedes a free kick for a foul on Padraig Amond. Free kick crossed by Jamie Devitt, clearance by Ian Sharps.

21:37

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff challenges Padraig Amond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Devitt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Chris Neal.

21:05

Terry Gornell has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

20:29

Aaron Wildig has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

19:58

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff produces a cross, clearance made by Kevin McIntyre.

19:13

Matthew Richards takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Padraig Amond manages to make a clearance.

18:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Liddle by Nicky Wroe. Jamie Devitt takes the direct free kick.

17:05

The referee blows for offside. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

16:29

Effort from outside the box by Nicky Wroe goes wide right of the target.

14:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by Kevin McIntyre. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Matthew Richards, Luke Joyce makes a clearance.

13:31

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Devitt from the left by-line, Will Hatfield has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

11:36

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Neal.

10:11

James Collins is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

9:16

Corner from left by-line taken by Mark Wright.

8:53

The ball is delivered by Matthew Richards, Luke Joyce makes a clearance.

8:29

Matthew Richards takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Padraig Amond.

7:56

Corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, clearance made by Aristote Nsiala.

5:53

Will Hatfield has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

4:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson by Craig Lindfield. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

0:24

Padraig Amond delivers the ball, save by Chris Neal.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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