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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Cambridge United

Sullay Kaikai
Sullay Kaikai, on loan from Premier League side Crystal Palace, has scored four times this season.

Shrewsbury Town slipped off the top of the League Two table after substitute Sullay Kaikai's injury-time equaliser rescued a point for Cambridge United.

Tyrone Barnett hit the bar for Shrewsbury before Bobby Grant's low 18-yard shot put the hosts ahead.

Jordan Slew and Matt Harrold both went close for the U's while the hosts again struck the woodwork through Grant.

But the visitors deservedly levelled in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Kaikai finished calmly inside the box.

Micky Mellon's side drop to second owing to Burton Albion's 1-0 win at Hartlepool.

Cambridge, who fall one place to 17th, now have just one victory in 10 league games.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Not to take all three points is very disappointing - but the way other results have gone we will take a very good point earned here.

"At 1-0 we always knew they could get back into it and they did. We just couldn't get that second goal to see us through, but we must move on quickly.

"The table is looking fantastic, but of course we are disappointed to concede a last-minute goal."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2GrandisonBooked at 35mins
  • 5Ellis
  • 6GoldsonBooked at 78mins
  • 12GayleBooked at 89mins
  • 22Clark
  • 4Woods
  • 24GrantSubstituted forSouthernat 90+1'minutes
  • 3Demetriou
  • 9Collins
  • 23BarnettBooked at 71minsSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Vernon
  • 15Wildig
  • 16Southern
  • 21Halstead
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 28Mandron
  • 35Ginnelly

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Tait
  • 18Nelson
  • 4Coulson
  • 3Taylor
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 58mins
  • 8ChampionSubstituted forHughesat 64'minutes
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forKaikaiat 79'minutes
  • 25Mendez-Laing
  • 9Slew
  • 20HarroldBooked at 43minsSubstituted forDunkat 51'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dunk
  • 13Norris
  • 14Hunt
  • 17Hughes
  • 19Ball
  • 22Chadwick
  • 31Kaikai
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
5,075

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Cambridge United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Cambridge United 1. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Richard Tait (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Keith Southern replaces Bobby Grant.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Michael Nelson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Attempt blocked. Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from long range on the right from a direct free kick.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Sullay Kaikai replaces Robbie Simpson.

Attempt missed. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Booking

Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam Hughes replaces Tom Champion.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35207847301767
2Shrewsbury35198850262465
3Wycombe351713551321964
4Southend35161184032859
5Luton351610943311258
6Bury351771146361058
7Plymouth351671242261655
8Stevenage35167125144755
9Newport35158124141053
10Northampton35155155445950
11Wimbledon351310124544149
12Morecambe35139133837148
13Exeter351211124649-347
14Portsmouth351112124039145
15Accrington35135174356-1344
16Dag & Red35127164248-643
17Cambridge35119154948142
18Oxford Utd351012133841-342
19Mansfield35119153043-1342
20York35715133542-736
21Carlisle35113214261-1936
22Cheltenham35811163150-1935
23Tranmere35810173748-1134
24Hartlepool3576222557-3227
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