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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Former Accrington winger Shaun Whalley rescued a point for Shrewsbury with an equaliser at promotion-chasing Stanley.

Whalley cancelled out Seamus Conneely's opener, leaving Stanley one point off the League One play-off spots.

There was not a lot in the first half with Shrewsbury, who celebrated the news manager Steve Cotterill was home this week after being hospitalised with Covid-19, shading it.

They had the best chance in the eighth minute when Josh Vela's fierce strike had to be pushed out by Stanley keeper Nathan Baxter.

John Coleman's side did not test Salop keeper Matija Sarkic before the break with both Cameron Burgess and Paul Smyth having close-range efforts blocked by the visiting defence.

The Reds were more threatening in the second half and went ahead in the 47th minute when a Matt Butcher free-kick into the box could only be punched by Sarkic.

The visitors failed to clear their lines and the ball fell to Conneely on the edge of the area and he volleyed home his first goal in a year.

Shrewsbury equalised 13 minutes from time when Harry Chapman's corner was flicked on by David Edwards at the near post and Whalley was in the six-yard box to steer the ball over the line.

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Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 1Baxter
  • 2Nottingham
  • 16BarclayBooked at 45mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Burgess
  • 6ButcherSubstituted forRussellat 86'minutes
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 43mins
  • 36Phillips
  • 7SmythSubstituted forMorganat 45'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 32Charles
  • 19Bishop

Substitutes

  • 8Russell
  • 12Maguire
  • 14Uwakwe
  • 18Rodgers
  • 20Scully
  • 37Morgan
  • 40Savin

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Sarkic
  • 17Love
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 5Williams
  • 14Ogbeta
  • 10Vela
  • 6GossSubstituted forDavisat 88'minutes
  • 8NorburnSubstituted forUdohat 70'minutes
  • 32Chapman
  • 20MainBooked at 56minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 70'minutes
  • 7Whalley

Substitutes

  • 1Burgoyne
  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 9Pyke
  • 22Daniels
  • 23Udoh
  • 28Davis
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Phillips (Accrington Stanley).

  4. Post update

    Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

    David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Phillips (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  8. Post update

    Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Vela (Shrewsbury Town).

  10. Post update

    Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by David Morgan (Accrington Stanley).

  13. Post update

    Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. David Davis replaces Sean Goss.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Russell replaces Matt Butcher because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Phillips (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town).

  20. Booking

    David Morgan (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City28175642231956
2Peterborough28174746252155
3Hull30165949272253
4Doncaster27154846341249
5Portsmouth28146845271848
6Sunderland281211542241847
7Accrington27137739281146
8Oxford Utd2713594334944
9Charlton2912894439544
10Plymouth2911993943-442
11MK Dons29118104236641
12Ipswich27125103027341
13Blackpool26124103026440
14Crewe29117113737040
15Gillingham29124133840-240
16Fleetwood2999113326736
17Shrewsbury2681082729-234
18Rochdale2969144155-1427
19Bristol Rovers2876152746-1927
20Swindon2983183454-2027
21Wimbledon2767142950-2125
22Northampton2967162347-2425
23Wigan2966172956-2724
24Burton2757153254-2222
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