Shrewsbury picked up a point in their fight to avoid relegation following a draw with Crawley.

The visitors should have taken the lead as Kyle McFadzean found Billy Clarke, who lifted his shot over the bar.

Soon after, Clarke's free-kick struck the wall and Josh Simpson reacted to drive the loose ball in from 12 yards.

Shrewsbury found their equaliser as Paul Parry bent home a fine strike from 15 yards, with the winger also hitting the post from long range late on.

Crawley manager John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"We were possibly a little bit fortunate, as they kept getting countless free-kicks in the second half and as the game wore on they were pretty direct.

"We defended resolutely as always and with [Kyle] McFadzean and Joe Walsh at the heart of our defence, I am a very fortunate person to have two quality central defenders.

"There's a lot more effort that goes on at this level and there's more physical challenges and the ball retention is not as good as the top level, so it has been draining on some of players.

"I don't want to rotate the squad, but the schedule we've got, it's ridiculous, but I can only commend them on the way they get on with the games and I've not heard a moaning voice."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 25 Anyon
  • 22 Woods
  • 27 Mills
  • 08 McAllister Booked
  • 18 Goldson
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 11 Taylor (Grandison - 45' )
  • 29 Hall
  • 10 Foley (Mendez-Laing - 70' )
  • 20 Storey (Atajic - 80' )
  • 17 Parry

Substitutes

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 06 Winfield
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 26 Atajic
  • 31 Smith

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Connolly
  • 03 Sadler
  • 15 Bulman
  • 05 McFadzean Booked
  • 12 Walsh
  • 11 Simpson
  • 28 Dicker (Torres - 74' )
  • 09 Fallon (Proctor - 64' )
  • 07 Clarke Booked
  • 21 Jones

Substitutes

  • 08 Torres
  • 14 Proctor
  • 16 Kaikai
  • 17 Boateng
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 25 Maddison
  • 29 Connolly
Ref: Paul Tierney
Att: 4,039

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

2 2

Corners

4 3

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Crawley Town 1.

90:00 +4:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Crawley Town 1.

90:00 +4:14

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

90:00 +1:24

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

90:00 +1:11

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

88:46

Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:46

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

86:23

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

85:30

Bahrudin Atajic (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:30

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

83:51

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

83:05

Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

82:18

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

80:50

Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:50

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

79:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bahrudin Atajic replaces Miles Storey.

78:53

Attempt missed. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

78:23

Joseph Mills (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:23

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

75:34

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:34

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

74:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Sergio Torres replaces Gary Dicker.

73:45

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Shrewsbury Town).

73:45

Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:00

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:57

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

72:16

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:16

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

70:30

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

70:30

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:38

Miles Storey (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:38

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

69:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Sam Foley.

67:51

Hand ball by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

63:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Rory Fallon.

60:03

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Matthew Sadler.

56:38 Booking

Booking Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

56:29

Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:29

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

55:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Crawley Town 1. Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

53:14

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

52:44

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

52:37

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

51:34

Joseph Mills (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:34

Foul by Rory Fallon (Crawley Town).

51:00

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

49:55

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

49:03

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

45:00

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 0, Crawley Town 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jermaine Grandison replaces Jon Taylor.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Crawley Town 1.

45:00 +0:04

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Sam Foley.

44:18 Booking

Booking David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

44:14

Foul by David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town).

44:14

Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:40

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:40

Foul by Miles Storey (Shrewsbury Town).

35:03

Attempt missed. David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

34:22

Miles Storey (Shrewsbury Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

32:51

Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

32:51

Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:12

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:12

Foul by Paul Parry (Shrewsbury Town).

25:45

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

23:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Crawley Town 1. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

22:26

Rory Fallon (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:26

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

21:21

Rory Fallon (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:21

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

19:20

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:20

Foul by Miles Storey (Shrewsbury Town).

16:56

Foul by Gary Dicker (Crawley Town).

16:56

Sam Foley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:51

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:51

Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

12:43 Booking

Booking Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

12:36

Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:36

Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

9:51

Foul by Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town).

9:51

Rory Fallon (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:17

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

6:18

Attempt saved. Asa Hall (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

2:16

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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