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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Gillingham

Mark Byrne scored a late equaliser as Gillingham picked up a point at second-placed Shrewsbury.

Abu Ogogo's early goal had the Shrews on course to return to top spot in League One before Byrne struck nine minutes from time to extend the Gills' impressive run to just one defeat in their last 13 games.

Ogogo fired Shrewsbury in front in the 14th minute when he broke into the box to convert Shaun Whalley's inviting low cross from the right. It was captain Ogogo's first goal since April 2016.

Nathan Thomas saw a shot from just outside the box deflected just off target as the hosts continued to ask questions of the Gillingham defence.

Sheffield United loanee Thomas then drove over from even further out.

Gillingham goalkeeper Tomas Holy tipped a James Bolton volley over the bar midway through the second half before Byrne pulled Gills level in the 82nd minute with a fine shot from a tight angle to the top corner of the net.

Byrne then made a goalline clearance from Ogogo's late volley to ensure Gillingham collected a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Beckles
  • 3Lowe
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forRodmanat 90'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 17Hendrie
  • 4Godfrey
  • 10ThomasBooked at 49minsSubstituted forPayneat 63'minutes
  • 9Morris

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 5Sadler
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 19Jones
  • 23Rodman
  • 45Payne

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Zakuani
  • 19NugentBooked at 36mins
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 33Byrne
  • 26ReillySubstituted forMartinat 69'minutes
  • 9EavesSubstituted forWilkinsonat 75'minutes
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 11Martin
  • 21List
  • 30Hadler
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,839

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Gillingham 1.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Alex Rodman replaces Shaun Whalley.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from very close range.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Hand ball by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Bolton.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Lee Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Gillingham 1. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Max Ehmer.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Max Lowe (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Conor Wilkinson replaces Tom Eaves.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Luke Hendrie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Lee Martin replaces Callum Reilly.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Max Lowe (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Nathan Thomas.

Max Lowe (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn33199560322866
2Shrewsbury33198643261765
3Wigan30196556183863
4Rotherham331851056381859
5Scunthorpe341511850381256
6Charlton3214994339451
7Plymouth34148124242050
8Bradford33155134850-250
9Portsmouth34154154242049
10Peterborough321210105042846
11Gillingham341113103837146
12Bristol Rovers33143164851-345
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster341012124242042
15Oxford Utd33118144951-241
16Walsall321011114245-341
17Blackpool33912124044-439
18Wimbledon33107163342-937
19Northampton34107173456-2237
20Fleetwood33106174455-1136
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons3279163146-1530
23Bury3368192649-2326
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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