Crewe and Shrewsbury shared the spoils in a hotly-contested 1-1 draw.

Alex took the lead when on-loan QPR striker Tom Hitchcock nodded home from the six-yard line after great work by Mesca Bangna and Chuks Aneke.

The visitors pushed hard for a leveller, with Luke Summerfield twice firing wide before Jon Taylor forced a stunning point-blank save from Crewe keeper Ben Garratt.

Shrewsbury deservedly equalised as Taylor smashed a long ball home.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"To come back from behind a take a point is reasonable. Mixed feelings but I think we have to be pleased with a point away from home - coming from a goal down.

"We didn't deal with their front players - but as we grew into the game we got better. On the occasion when we passed the ball well, we looked a decent threat.

"We should have been better near to their penalty area. Jon Taylor has made a good contribution today - we had chances but confidence was low - on our day we would have finished them."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 21 Garratt
  • 03 Mellor
  • 02 Tootle
  • 08 Osman
  • 04 Davis
  • 06 Dugdale (Ellis - 8' )
  • 17 Hitchcock (Leitch-Smith - 82' )
  • 22 Evans
  • 28 Na Bangna
  • 26 Aneke
  • 11 Moore (Inman - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Ellis
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 13 Martin
  • 14 Inman
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 18 Nolan
  • 19 Oliver

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 22 Woods
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 06 Winfield Booked
  • 11 Taylor Booked
  • 10 Wroe
  • 24 Eaves
  • 07 Ugwu (Bradshaw - 88' )
  • 23 Reach

Substitutes

  • 05 Jones
  • 08 McAllister
  • 09 Bradshaw
  • 14 Marsden
  • 19 Gayle
  • 25 Anyon
  • 31 Smith
Ref: Brendan Malone
Att: 4,801

Match Stats

Shots

12 13

On target

3 6

Corners

6 5

Fouls

5 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

90:00 +3:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

90:00 +0:47

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:14

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

87:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Gozie Ugwu.

82:07

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

82:07

Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ajay Leitch-Smith replaces Tom Hitchcock.

79:30

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Evans.

79:21

Attempt blocked. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

76:50

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

73:55

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:55

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town).

73:18

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

72:36

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

71:39

Attempt missed. Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

70:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Byron Moore because of an injury.

63:51 Booking

Booking Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

61:56

Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:56

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

60:48

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

58:38

Hand ball by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

56:40

Attempt saved. Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

56:20 Booking

Booking Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

55:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Eaves.

52:09

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

51:41

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

46:04

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Weale.

45:55

Attempt saved. George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

45:00 +7:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

45:00 +3:48

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Byron Moore.

45:00 +2:50

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

43:31

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

42:50

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

42:01

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

41:49

Attempt blocked. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:10

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Evans.

39:53

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:26

Tom Hitchcock (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:26

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

37:44

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

37:07

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harry Davis.

36:43

Attempt blocked. Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

35:31

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:31

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

32:12

Attempt saved. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

32:01

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

29:25

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

28:38

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

28:38

Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:04

Attempt missed. Mesca (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

24:11

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

23:17

Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:17

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town).

21:35

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:35

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town).

21:01

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:01

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town).

20:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 0. Tom Hitchcock (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Chukwuemeka Aneke.

18:25

Attempt saved. Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

15:14

Foul by Mesca (Crewe Alexandra).

15:14

Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:49

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Evans.

11:33

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

11:33

Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Mark Ellis replaces Adam Dugdale because of an injury.

6:57

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

6:56

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

5:49

Delay in match Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

1:37

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

1:28

Attempt blocked. Mesca (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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