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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

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."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 3Mellor
  • 2Tootle
  • 8Osman
  • 4Davis
  • 6DugdaleSubstituted forEllisat 8'minutes
  • 17HitchcockSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 82'minutes
  • 22Evans
  • 28Na Bangna
  • 26Aneke
  • 11MooreSubstituted forInmanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 13Martin
  • 14Inman
  • 16Guthrie
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Oliver

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 22Woods
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4Summerfield
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 6WinfieldBooked at 64mins
  • 11TaylorBooked at 57mins
  • 10Wroe
  • 24Eaves
  • 7UgwuSubstituted forBradshawat 88'minutes
  • 23Reach

Substitutes

  • 5Jones
  • 8McAllister
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 14Marsden
  • 19Gayle
  • 25Anyon
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,801

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Gozie Ugwu.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Evans.

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

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

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

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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

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

Substitution

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Hand ball by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Booking

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

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.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Weale.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Half Time

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Byron Moore.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Evans.

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

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

goal

As It Stood

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1Leyton Orient2113532444
2Wolves2113531944
3Brentford2113441443
4Peterborough2112361139
5Preston211083838
6Rotherham21984935
7Swindon2110381033
8Walsall21966533
9Bradford217951030
10Port Vale21939-330
11MK Dons20848428
12Crawley21687-426
13Coventry211056625
14Gillingham227411-925
15Colchester21597-724
16Carlisle21669-1224
17Shrewsbury21588-223
18Oldham206410-522
19Sheff Utd215610-921
20Tranmere215511-1520
21Stevenage215412-1319
22Notts County225314-918
23Crewe214611-2518
24Bristol City212109-716
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