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Match report: Accrington Stanley 1 Shrewsbury Town 1

20 February 2021

Match Reports

Match report: Accrington Stanley 1 Shrewsbury Town 1

20 February 2021

Shrewsbury Town earn another point on the road at the Wham Stadium.

Shrewsbury Town's afternoon in Accrington ended with both teams earning a point after the Shrews fought back in the second half.

Shaun Whalley was the man on hand to score late in the half to ensure Aaron Wilbraham and the Town squad took a point back to Shropshire.

A tightly contested first 15 minutes saw both teams battling to earn a spell on the ball - with neither team able to dominate possession. However, Josh Vela nearly managed to give Salop an early lead. His powerful shot from outside the box found its way on target but Nathan Baxter made a great save to deny Town's midfielder.

Accrginton's best chance of the first half came just short of the 30-minute mark. Paul Smyth found himself bearing down on goal without challenge but Williams recovered well to get his body in the way of a close-range shot. 

Shortly after the second period resumed, Conneely found the net for the home side. The Stanley captain caught the ball on the volley from outside the box as John Coleman's side saw the ball whistle past Sarkic and into the back of the net.

Town continued to push for an equalising goal but found it tough against a resolute Stanley defence. However, Salop did make the breakthrough in the 77th minute. Shaun Whalley got on the end of a loose ball in the box and managed to poke home from close range to bring the two sides level.

The fixture ended all square with Town earning a comeback draw against an in-form Stanley side at the Wham Stadium.

The teams:

Stanley: Nathan Baxter, Michael Nottingham, Mark Hughes, Cameron Burgess, Matt Butcher (Jon Russell, 84), Paul Smyth (David Morgan, 45), Ben Barclay, Colby Bishop, Seamus Conneely, Dion Charles, Adam Phillips.

Subs not used: Toby Savin, Joe Maguire, Tariq Uwakwe, Harvey Rodgers, Tom Scully.

Town: Matija Sarkic, Ro-Shaun Williams, Sean Goss (David Davis, 88), Shaun Whalley, Oliver Norburn (David Edwards, 69), Josh Vela, Nathanael Ogbeta, Donald Love, Curtis Main (Dan Udoh, 69), Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Harry Chapman.

Subs not used: Harry Burgoyne, Scott Golbourne, Rekeil Pyke, Joshua Daniels.


Referee: Alan Young

Assistants: Simon Clayton and David Avent

Fourth Official: Robert Madley.


Seamus Conneely was shown the first yellow card of the game in the 43rd minute for a foul on Sean Goss in the middle of the park.

Ben Barclay was next in the book just before half-time for a foul on Town forward Curtis Main.

Curtis Main was shown a yellow card in the 56th minute for a foul in the home side's final third.



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