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Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro had not scored since Shrewsbury's FA Cup fourth-round win over Sheffield Wednesday on 30 January

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro's stoppage-time goal rescued a League One point for Shrewsbury Town at home to Scunthorpe.

Sullay Kaikai blasted in for the home side after visiting goalkeeper Luke Daniels dropped a first-half corner.

Kyle Wootton levelled for Scunthorpe from 12 yards before Paddy Madden intercepted a backpass to net his 19th goal of the season for the visitors.

However, Akpa Akpro's cross from the left drifted in after Daniels was distracted by Andy Mangan.

His first League One goal in almost six months stretched Shrewsbury's unbeaten league run to seven games, nine points clear of the relegation zone while Scunthorpe drop to 13th.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"You have to say the result is frustration and relief for us. The players have rallied. It was a fantastic fightback from the lads. We have shown different qualities yet again.

"We didn't keep the ball in the second half and too many 50-50 decisions went against us from the referee. It was just foul after foul and that made it difficult for us.

"It's a big result for us and we have to work very hard to get results. We have to respect the point, but this is a massive learning curve and the future is looking good for this football club.

"We have battled on and we have picked up a really useful point against a very good side."

Scunthorpe United manager Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Daws on Shrewsbury v Scunthorpe

"To concede in the 95th minute is always disappointing but that's how long the game lasts. I certainly wouldn't have argued if we had scored in that time.

"We're frustrated and disappointed but it just goes to show you can't switch off and you can't allow opportunities into your area and not keep clean sheets all the time.

"It's another point to the tally, keeps the unbeaten run going, one defeat in 10, and we've got work to do from now and working towards next week against Chesterfield.

"It was unfortunate but the effort in the second half to get back in the game was exactly what we asked for and exactly what we expected."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 21Halstead
  • 15Grimmer
  • 31Smith
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 3Sadler
  • 10WhalleySubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 71'minutes
  • 17OgogoBooked at 58mins
  • 29ColeBooked at 49mins
  • 11KaikaiSubstituted forManganat 76'minutes
  • 22Clark
  • 7VassellBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Grandison
  • 8Wellens
  • 16Vernon
  • 19Mangan
  • 25Burton
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 88Grandin

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 47mins
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 26Ness
  • 12Bishop
  • 11O'Brien
  • 18KingSubstituted forWilliamsat 62'minutes
  • 9MaddenBooked at 54mins
  • 22HopperSubstituted forWoottonat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 4McAllister
  • 7Williams
  • 13Anyon
  • 20Goode
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
5,028

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town).

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is too high.

Hand ball by Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Attempt saved. Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Scunthorpe United 2. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Larnell Cole (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Sullay Kaikai.

Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town).

Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Shaun Whalley.

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Williams.

Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Williams replaces Jack King.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Jim O'Brien (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Tom Hopper.

Booking

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36225946311571
2Wigan361714559342565
3Gillingham361881063432062
4Walsall351711754371762
5Millwall361781157431459
6Bradford361610104337658
7Coventry3615101158401855
8Barnsley36174155748955
9Port Vale371510124441355
10Southend36159124844454
11Sheff Utd361410125247552
12Rochdale36149134846251
13Scunthorpe36149134242051
14Swindon35147145553249
15Bury36139144558-1348
16Peterborough36136176059145
17Shrewsbury36128164454-1044
18Chesterfield36125194758-1141
19Fleetwood351010154345-240
20Doncaster36910173749-1237
21Blackpool3698193347-1435
22Oldham34616123347-1434
23Crewe36612183763-2630
24Colchester36610204584-3928
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