Andy Monkhouse grabbed a last-minute equaliser for Hartlepool as they salvaged a draw with Shrewsbury Town.

The home side struck first when Steve Howard's header set up Jonathan Franks to drill home from the edge of the box.

Marvin Morgan pulled the visitors level from close range and he looked to have won it when he got in behind the Hartlepool back four before calmly slotting beyond Scott Flinders.

But Monkhouse rescued a draw with a strike from inside the area.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We didn't deserve anything if I am honest.

"Having gave them the lead which was a terrible goal to concede.

"We were second best for the vast majority of the game."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 05 Collins Booked
  • 06 Horwood
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 29 Hartley
  • 07 Franks (Holden - 88' )
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray Booked
  • 24 Lynch (Monkhouse - 80' )
  • 10 Poole (James - 74' )
  • 39 Howard

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 02 Austin
  • 22 Holden
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 08 Walton
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 33 James

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Jones
  • 23 Hector
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 08 Richards
  • 17 Parry
  • 20 Wildig
  • 10 Morgan
  • 24 Gornell (Wright - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 18 Goldson
  • 06 Purdie
  • 07 Wright
  • 11 Taylor
  • 14 Hall
  • 16 Doble
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 3,909

Match Stats

Shots

16 11

On target

10 7

Corners

4 2

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:25

Effort from 6 yards by Marvin Morgan. Scott Flinders makes a brilliant save.

90:00 +2:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Morgan on Sam Collins. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Wright on Jack Baldwin. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

89:30

Assist by Evan Horwood.

89:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Monkhouse - Hartlepool 2 - 2 Shrewsbury Andy Monkhouse gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 2-2 Shrewsbury.

87:46

Chris Weale takes the free kick.

87:46 Substitution

Substitution Darren Holden joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Franks.

87:46

Steve Howard challenges Michael Hector unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:13

Foul by Joe Jacobson on Luke James, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood from right wing, Marvin Morgan manages to make a clearance.

85:50

Mark Wright produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

85:13

Darren Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Howard. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

84:32

Effort from just outside the box by Paul Parry strikes the post.

84:01

Marvin Morgan produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

83:17

Shot from 35 yards by Evan Horwood went harmlessly over the crossbar.

81:33

Mark Wright provided the assist for the goal.

81:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Morgan - Hartlepool 1 - 2 Shrewsbury Marvin Morgan grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 1-2 Shrewsbury.

78:39

Shot on goal comes in from Evan Horwood from the free kick.

78:39 Substitution

Substitution Andy Monkhouse is brought on as a substitute for Craig Lynch.

78:39

Steve Howard fouled by Michael Hector, the ref awards a free kick.

75:19 Substitution

Substitution Mark Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Terry Gornell.

74:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Richards. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

73:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Craig Lynch. Free kick taken by Luke Summerfield.

73:02 Substitution

Substitution Luke James joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Poole.

72:04

Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

72:04 Booking

Booking Sam Collins receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

71:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Collins on Marvin Morgan.

70:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson by Jack Baldwin. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

67:58

James Poole has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:34

Corner taken by Evan Horwood, Darren Jones manages to make a clearance.

66:14

Craig Lynch has a curled shot. Chris Weale makes a comfortable save.

65:55

Jonathan Franks takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Michael Hector.

65:04

Jonathan Franks takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Luke Summerfield.

63:15

Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

63:15 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Paul Murray for unsporting behaviour.

63:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Murray on Luke Summerfield.

62:24

Centre by Jonathan Franks.

61:51

Peter Hartley fouled by Marvin Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the free kick.

60:55

Peter Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan. Luke Summerfield has an effort direct from the free kick.

57:09

Paul Murray takes a shot. Darren Jones gets a block in.

56:24

Marvin Morgan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

54:49

The ball is swung over by Craig Lynch, comfortable save by Chris Weale.

54:04

James Poole has a drilled shot. Blocked by Darren Jones.

52:58

Paul Parry crosses the ball, Jonathan Franks manages to make a clearance.

50:09

Foul by Darren Jones on Steve Howard, free kick awarded. Steve Howard takes the free kick.

49:46

Shot by Paul Murray. Save by Chris Weale.

47:26

Jermaine Grandison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Poole. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Murray from left wing.

47:00

Effort from a long way out by Joe Jacobson goes wide right of the target.

46:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Murray on Aaron Wildig. Luke Summerfield restarts play with the free kick.

46:07

Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, save made by Chris Weale.

45:43

James Poole produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Michael Hector gets a block in.

45:19

Evan Horwood crosses the ball.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

42:51

Joe Jacobson fouled by Paul Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Aaron Wildig, Paul Murray makes a clearance.

41:59

Craig Lynch produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

41:03

The ball is crossed by Craig Lynch.

38:14

Unfair challenge on Jack Baldwin by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

37:06

Jack Baldwin crosses the ball, Steve Howard has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

36:30

A cross is delivered by Jermaine Grandison, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

35:42

Shot by Jonathan Franks. Darren Jones gets a block in.

34:21

Corner taken by Paul Parry.

33:17

Handball decision goes against Peter Hartley. Shot on goal comes in from Paul Parry from the free kick, save made by Scott Flinders.

32:56

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.

32:39

The ball is sent over by Paul Murray.

30:11

Unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by Peter Hartley results in a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.

26:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Morgan - Hartlepool 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Marvin Morgan gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 1-1 Shrewsbury.

26:11

The referee gives a free kick against Jonathan Franks for handball. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

25:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steve Howard. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

24:04

The official flags Marvin Morgan offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

23:31

Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Collins. Direct free kick taken by Sam Collins.

22:26

Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Steve Howard takes a shot.

18:45

Marvin Morgan is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

18:02

Shot from 20 yards from Aaron Wildig. Save made by Scott Flinders.

17:32

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Parry, Paul Murray makes a clearance.

16:24

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Steve Howard results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Parry from right wing.

15:46

Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Baldwin. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

14:18

Steve Howard provided the assist for the goal.

14:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Franks - Hartlepool 1 - 0 Shrewsbury A goal is scored by Jonathan Franks from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hartlepool 1-0 Shrewsbury.

12:26

A cross is delivered by Steve Howard, save by Chris Weale.

11:56

Shot from 12 yards by Terry Gornell. Save by Scott Flinders.

11:32

Marvin Morgan delivers the ball.

6:18

Steve Howard fouled by Michael Hector, the ref awards a free kick. Evan Horwood produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Marvin Morgan gets a block in.

3:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Morgan. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

1:14

Jonathan Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Jones. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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