League One
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town1

Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Plymouth extended their unbeaten League One start with a home draw against Shrewsbury, still seeking their first win after three league games.

Shrewsbury's relentless early pressure was rewarded in the 14th minute when Josh Vela smashed home an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box to put Town 1-0 up.

Argyle responded with a superb leveller from Conor Grant, who curled the ball from the right-hand side of the box into the far left corner, giving goalkeeper Matija Sarkic little chance after 29 minutes.

Sarkic retired injured to be replaced by Harry Burgoyne 11 minutes after the break but not after making an important contribution.

Sarkic's last action was to stop an audacious George Cooper shot sneaking in at the post after taking a deflection off a Town defender.

The on-loan Wolves stopper had made a tremendous 25th-minute double save to deny recalled Argyle striker Dom Telford, who looked certain to score at the second attempt from close range.

But the 23-year-old Montenegro keeper was equal to Telford's point-blank shot.

Burgoyne made a superb save to deny Frank Nouble after 75 minutes as Argyle pressed for a winner.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Cooper
  • 5Wootton
  • 6CanavanBooked at 74mins
  • 2Watts
  • 17Moore
  • 16MacLeodSubstituted forPereira Camaráat 29'minutes
  • 15Grant
  • 32Cooper
  • 10Mayor
  • 7Nouble
  • 11TelfordSubstituted forHardieat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Edwards
  • 9Hardie
  • 19Lolos
  • 20Randell
  • 26Ruddy
  • 28Pereira Camará
  • 37Pursall

Shrewsbury

  • 31SarkicSubstituted forBurgoyneat 56'minutes
  • 18Fossey
  • 5Williams
  • 2Pierre
  • 3Golbourne
  • 10Vela
  • 16Walker
  • 25HighSubstituted forNorburnat 62'minutes
  • 35Cummings
  • 23UdohSubstituted forClarkeat 70'minutes
  • 7Whalley

Substitutes

  • 1Burgoyne
  • 8Norburn
  • 11Clarke
  • 17Love
  • 19Barnett
  • 22Daniels
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
Referee:
Tim Robinson

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Leon Clarke (Shrewsbury Town).

  4. Post update

    Scott Wootton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Frank Nouble with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Plymouth Argyle).

  8. Post update

    Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Vela (Shrewsbury Town).

  11. Post update

    George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Leon Clarke (Shrewsbury Town).

  15. Post update

    Michael Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Leon Clarke (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

    Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Norburn.

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    Harry Burgoyne (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.