The FA Cup - First Round
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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Salford City

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FA Cup: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Salford City highlights

National League promotion hopefuls Salford City earned an FA Cup first round replay after holding League One side Shrewsbury Town to a draw.

Graham Alexander's side levelled through Adam Rooney moments after falling behind to Ollie Norburn's strike for the hosts midway through the first half.

Norburn fired through a congested Salford penalty area after ex-Shrewsbury keeper Chris Neal failed to fully clear a Fejiri Okenabirhie cross from the left.

But Salford were level almost immediately after Danny Whitehead had initially seen his close-range effort fantastically saved by home keeper Steve Arnold.

His disappointment was short-lived as he tapped a short corner to Dennis Politic whose near-post cross found striker Rooney to head in his 13th goal in all competitions this season.

Neither side could find a winner in the second half though, despite Shrewsbury striker Aaron Amadi-Holloway having a near-post header smothered by Neal from close range towards the end.

Rory Gaffney had Salford's best chance to go in front shortly after half-time, but he was unable to direct a finish from around the six-yard box on target after neat work from Danny Lloyd.

Salford, currently third in the National League and unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions, will look to emulate their run to the second round in 2015 when they go again in the replay.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 15Arnold
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 22WaterfallBooked at 63mins
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 42Grant
  • 29Norburn
  • 28Laurent
  • 8Docherty
  • 20Amadi-HollowaySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 90'minutes
  • 12OkenabirhieSubstituted forAngolat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 9Angol
  • 13Bolton
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18Gilliead
  • 21Eisa
  • 27Sears

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 2Wiseman
  • 6Piergianni
  • 23Pond
  • 3Touray
  • 22PoliticBooked at 10minsSubstituted forWalkerat 62'minutes
  • 18Whitehead
  • 8Maynard
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forHoganat 75'minutes
  • 9Rooney
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forRodneyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hogan
  • 11Walker
  • 12Crocombe
  • 16Hooper
  • 21Rodney
  • 38Lockett
  • 39Moncrieffe
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
4,351

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Salford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Salford City 1.

Attempt blocked. Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Aaron Amadi-Holloway.

Attempt saved. Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Devante Rodney (Salford City).

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

Tom Walker (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Lois Maynard (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Carl Piergianni (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Devante Rodney replaces Rory Gaffney.

Attempt saved. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Liam Hogan replaces Danny Lloyd.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Lois Maynard.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lee Angol replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Booking

Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town).

Tom Walker (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Tom Walker replaces Dennis Politic.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

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

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Attempt blocked. Rory Gaffney (Salford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Joshua Emmanuel (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dennis Politic (Salford City).

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

Scott Wiseman (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Salford City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 1, Salford City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Salford City 1.

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