Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.
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.
Report supplied by PA Media
- 16BarclayBooked at 45mins
- 6ButcherSubstituted forRussellat 86'minutes
- 28ConneelyBooked at 43mins
- 7SmythSubstituted forMorganat 45'minutesBooked at 80mins
- 6GossSubstituted forDavisat 88'minutes
- 8NorburnSubstituted forUdohat 70'minutes
- 20MainBooked at 56minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 70'minutes
- Alan Young
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.
Foul by Adam Phillips (Accrington Stanley).
Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).
David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Adam Phillips (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Vela (Shrewsbury Town).
Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town).
Foul by David Morgan (Accrington Stanley).
Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. David Davis replaces Sean Goss.
Hand ball by David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town).
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Russell replaces Matt Butcher because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Adam Phillips (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town).
David Morgan (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.