The FA Cup - First Round
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town1SalfordSalford City1

Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Salford City

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

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Salford City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Devante Rodney (Salford City).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Devante Rodney replaces Rory Gaffney.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Liam Hogan replaces Danny Lloyd.