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Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Accrington Stanley

Home crowd
The match was one of six in the EFL to be allowed a limited-capacity home crowd on Wednesday

Ryan Cassidy scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Accrington left it late to pick up a point from a 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury.

Cassidy's penalty was saved by goalkeeper Matija Sarkic, but he reacted quickest to convert the rebound in a League One game watched by up to 2,000 fans at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Joe Pritchard had earlier given Accrington the lead before goals from Aaron Pierre and Shaun Whalley put Shrewsbury in front as new manager Steve Cotterill took charge of his first home league game.

Accrington moved ahead in the 24th minute as Pritchard curled a 20-yard free-kick past Sarkic.

But Shrewsbury were level within two minutes when Pierre headed home Charlie Daniels' inviting free-kick from the right.

Whalley gave Shrewsbury the lead in the 86th minute with a fine free-kick from 20 yards.

But there was to be late drama when a penalty was given for Pierre's challenge on Michael Nottingham, with Cassidy securing a point at the second attempt.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 31Sarkic
  • 2Pierre
  • 5WilliamsBooked at 38mins
  • 16WalkerBooked at 41minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 82'minutes
  • 14Millar
  • 10VelaBooked at 57mins
  • 8NorburnBooked at 33mins
  • 6GossSubstituted forHighat 66'minutes
  • 15Daniels
  • 23UdohSubstituted forGolbourneat 90+3'minutes
  • 7Whalley

Substitutes

  • 1Burgoyne
  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 22Daniels
  • 25High
  • 27Pugh
  • 35Cummings

Accrington

Formation 3-5-2

  • 40Savin
  • 2Nottingham
  • 3HughesBooked at 84mins
  • 4Burgess
  • 18RodgersSubstituted forCassidyat 90'minutes
  • 6Butcher
  • 28Conneely
  • 8RussellSubstituted forBarclayat 76'minutes
  • 10Pritchard
  • 19Bishop
  • 32Charles

Substitutes

  • 1Baxter
  • 9Cassidy
  • 12Maguire
  • 14Uwakwe
  • 16Barclay
  • 24Sama
  • 26Mansell
Referee:
Ben Speedie
Attendance:
2,000

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Accrington Stanley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Accrington Stanley 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Accrington Stanley 2. Ryan Cassidy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Penalty saved! Ryan Cassidy (Accrington Stanley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Accrington Stanley. Michael Nottingham draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Scott High tries a through ball, but Shaun Whalley is caught offside.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Scott Golbourne replaces Daniel Udoh.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Scott High tries a through ball, but Daniel Udoh is caught offside.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Ryan Cassidy replaces Harvey Rodgers.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  13. Booking

    Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. David Edwards replaces Brad Walker because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Colby Bishop.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Ben Barclay replaces Jonathan Russell.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull14110326111533
2Lincoln City149231810829
3Peterborough159152415928
4Charlton148241913626
5Ipswich158251915426
6Portsmouth1574426151125
7Sunderland146621812624
8Fleetwood1572625151023
9Accrington127231612423
10Doncaster136342316721
11Wimbledon145541817120
12Gillingham146261517-220
13Crewe156181716119
14Blackpool146171518-319
15Plymouth145452025-519
16Northampton155371523-818
17MK Dons154561719-217
18Rochdale144461620-416
19Swindon155192130-916
20Oxford Utd144281523-814
21Bristol Rovers143471122-1113
22Burton152581929-1011
23Shrewsbury141761523-810
24Wigan1422101022-128
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