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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Shrewsbury are still seeking their first League One win of the season following a home draw with 10-man Bristol Rovers.

Former Shrewsbury striker Stefan Payne fired Rovers ahead from the penalty spot early in the second half.

Rovers had Joe Martin sent off before Shrewsbury equalised as Shaun Whalley's cross was turned into his own net by visiting defender Daniel Leadbitter.

Shrewsbury had the better of a goalless first half, with Ollie Norburn's 25-yard drive well saved by Jack Bonham.

The Rovers goalkeeper then stopped a header from Omar Beckles after the defender was picked out by a Whalley corner.

Shrewsbury had the first opportunity of the second half when Josh Laurent's shot on the turn was gathered by Bonham.

Rovers took the lead in the 53rd minute, Payne converting from the penalty spot after Luke Waterfall brought down Ollie Clarke.

Rovers were reduced to 10 men just before the hour-mark when left-back Martin was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Shrewsbury pushed for an equaliser and, after Beckles headed narrowly wide, it came in the 71st minute as Whalley's low cross from the right was diverted into his own net by Leadbitter.

Norburn twice went close to scoring a winner for the home side as the points were shared.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Coleman
  • 27Sears
  • 22Waterfall
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 42GrantBooked at 38minsSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 69'minutes
  • 28Laurent
  • 29Norburn
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 76mins
  • 9AngolSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 90+1'minutes
  • 18Gilliead

Substitutes

  • 3Haynes
  • 8Docherty
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15Arnold
  • 20Amadi-Holloway
  • 38Barnett

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Bonham
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5CraigBooked at 36mins
  • 4Lockyer
  • 29MartinBooked at 59mins
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forBroadbentat 61'minutes
  • 6Upson
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 45mins
  • 33Rodman
  • 10NicholsBooked at 38minsSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutes
  • 9Payne

Substitutes

  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Smith
  • 23Bennett
  • 28Kelly
  • 32Russe
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
5,759

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ed Upson.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

  6. Post update

    Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Lee Angol.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

  9. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Ryan Sears (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

    Stefan Payne (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough65101651116
2Portsmouth6510123916
3Barnsley64201431114
4Sunderland6420135814
5Walsall6420105514
6Fleetwood6321114711
7Doncaster62317439
8Accrington62318809
9Luton62228808
10Charlton62226608
11Blackpool61414317
12Gillingham6213910-17
13Southend621378-17
14Rochdale6213713-67
15Burton620479-26
16Wycombe613258-36
17Bradford620448-46
18Scunthorpe6132613-76
19Coventry612336-35
20Wimbledon612338-55
21Bristol Rovers611469-34
22Oxford Utd6114715-84
23Shrewsbury603347-33
24Plymouth6024413-92
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