Stevenage remain unbeaten in League One this season after coming from behind to draw with Shrewsbury Town.

Paul Parry opened the scoring for Town after five minutes when keeper Chris Day fumbled Matt Richards's free-kick.

Mark Roberts hit the Town post with an acrobatic effort before Darius Charles cut in from the wing to fire a leveller into the top corner.

Shrewsbury were the better team and could have won it when Mark Wright poked the ball onto the post.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Gary Smith told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Their early goal against the run of play was certainly a body blow, but it got a good response.

"I think there is a little frustration from everybody after the game that the second period didn't quite reach the heights we all felt it should do, given there was an awful lot on the line.

"Probably our best moments were in that first half and unfortunately we didn't make the best of it.

"We've raised expectations. We have some wonderful individuals in this group, guys capable of making something happen out of nothing, but too many were off colour."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 02 Gray
  • 04 Charles
  • 05 Ashton
  • 14 Roberts
  • 06 Tansey (Morais - 57' )
  • 07 Grant
  • 08 Dunne
  • 11 Akins
  • 15 Freeman (Shroot - 77' )
  • 20 Rogers (Agyemang - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Arnold
  • 22 Comminges
  • 29 Ngala
  • 10 Morais
  • 19 Thalassitis
  • 32 Shroot
  • 24 Agyemang

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Grandison
  • 05 Jones
  • 12 Hazell
  • 04 Summerfield Booked
  • 06 Purdie
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Richards
  • 17 Parry
  • 10 Morgan
  • 24 Gornell (Bradshaw - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 18 Goldson
  • 14 Hall
  • 20 Wildig
  • 09 Bradshaw
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 2,374

Match Stats

Shots

6 16

On target

5 7

Corners

6 10

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +0:40

Corner taken by Paul Parry from the right by-line, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.

89:13

The ball is delivered by Filipe Morais, blocked by Robert Purdie.

88:02

Paul Parry is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

86:07

David Gray takes a shot. Blocked by Jermaine Grandison. Corner from right by-line taken by Filipe Morais.

85:07

The ball is delivered by Mark Wright, Marvin Morgan produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

78:17

Cross/shot by Paul Parry. Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry from the right by-line, clearance made by Jon Ashton.

75:49

Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot is brought on as a substitute for Luke Freeman.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution Tom Bradshaw on for Terry Gornell.

75:49

Terry Gornell is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

75:04

Terry Gornell takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

73:38

Shot from just outside the area by Matthew Richards goes over the bar.

71:53

The ball is swung over by Mark Wright.

70:46

Corner taken by Paul Parry, clearance made by Jon Ashton.

69:30

Terry Gornell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day takes the free kick.

68:42

The ball is crossed by Patrick Agyemang, save by Chris Weale.

67:15

Paul Parry sends in a cross, Close range header by Marvin Morgan goes over the bar.

66:40

Terry Gornell takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

65:52

Jermaine Grandison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Filipe Morais. Luke Freeman crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Marvin Morgan.

64:35

Darius Charles handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Reuben Hazell.

62:49

Filipe Morais decides to take the corner short, A cross is delivered by Luke Freeman, clearance made by Matthew Richards.

62:10

James Dunne takes the direct free kick.

62:10 Booking

Booking Booking for Luke Summerfield for unsporting behaviour.

61:54

Luke Summerfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Freeman.

61:19

Filipe Morais produces a cross, save made by Chris Weale.

60:05

The official flags Patrick Agyemang offside. Reuben Hazell restarts play with the free kick.

58:26

Free kick taken by Chris Day.

58:26 Substitution

Substitution Patrick Agyemang comes on in place of Robbie Rogers.

58:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by Marvin Morgan.

56:21 Substitution

Substitution (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Filipe Morais coming on for Greg Tansey.

56:08

Terry Gornell produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

55:11

A cross is delivered by Mark Wright, save by Chris Day.

54:15

Greg Tansey concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Summerfield. Free kick taken by Luke Summerfield.

49:52

Mark Wright sends in a cross, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

49:07

Corner taken by Paul Parry, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

47:58

Corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry, Marvin Morgan has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

46:53

Unfair challenge on Paul Parry by Anthony Grant results in a free kick. Matthew Richards has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Chris Day.

45:31

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Freeman from the right by-line, save made by Chris Weale.

45:13

David Gray delivers the ball, Reuben Hazell makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:46 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:49

Foul by Matthew Richards on Robbie Rogers, free kick awarded. Luke Freeman crosses the ball in from the free kick, Robert Purdie manages to make a clearance.

43:26

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Parry, Unfair challenge on Mark Roberts by Robert Purdie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

43:01

Mark Wright produces a cross, Paul Parry takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

42:20

Marvin Morgan produces a cross.

41:23

Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Parry. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

41:12

James Dunne delivers the ball.

40:31

Robbie Rogers takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save.

39:51

Jon Ashton fouled by Marvin Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

38:37

Corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry from the right by-line to the near post, Darius Charles makes a clearance.

38:08

Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.

35:18

Marvin Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Rogers. Luke Freeman crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Reuben Hazell.

33:44

Corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Jermaine Grandison has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

32:03

Unfair challenge on Reuben Hazell by Lucas Akins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

31:34

Terry Gornell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

26:37

Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Matthew Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Grant.

25:59

Corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, save by Chris Day.

25:06

Mark Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Paul Parry from right channel, clearance made by Darius Charles.

23:02

Mark Roberts provided the assist for the goal.

23:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Darius Charles - Stevenage 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Goal scored by Darius Charles from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-1 Shrewsbury.

21:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Greg Tansey. Reuben Hazell takes the free kick.

20:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Ashton by Marvin Morgan. Free kick taken by James Dunne.

17:21

Greg Tansey takes the inswinging corner, Mark Roberts takes a shot. Darren Jones makes a clearance. Corner taken by Luke Freeman from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Terry Gornell.

16:42

Terry Gornell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Free kick taken by James Dunne.

15:40

Unfair challenge on Luke Summerfield by Luke Freeman results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Parry, save made by Chris Day.

14:31

Luke Freeman produces a cross, Robert Purdie manages to make a clearance.

13:28

The official flags Terry Gornell offside. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

12:59

The ball is sent over by Darius Charles, save made by Chris Weale.

10:25

Marvin Morgan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

9:56

Terry Gornell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day takes the free kick.

8:21

Paul Parry sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Terry Gornell misses to the left of the target.

7:54

The official flags Marvin Morgan offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

6:31

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Wright, clearance by Jon Ashton.

4:19

The assist for the goal came from Matthew Richards.

4:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Parry - Stevenage 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Paul Parry gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Stevenage 0-1 Shrewsbury.

3:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan by Jon Ashton. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Matthew Richards, save by Chris Weale.

2:15

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Freeman from the right by-line, Shot by Jon Ashton from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

2:01

Luke Freeman takes a shot. Darren Jones gets a block in.

0:30

The ball is swung over by James Dunne, Chris Weale makes a save.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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