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Southend United 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Manager Paul Hurst started his spell in charge of Shrewsbury Town with a draw at Southend United.

The bottom-placed Shrews, who had gone 10 games without a win prior to Hurst's arrival earlier this week, went in front through Adam El-Abd but Stephen McLaughlin's leveller meant the game ended all square at Roots Hall.

Shrewsbury seemed fortunate not to give away an early penalty when Shrimpers striker Marc-Antoine Fortune appeared to be hauled down in the box by El-Abd.

But the experienced defender went unpunished and then took centre stage further up the field when he broke the deadlock in stunning fashion in the 26th minute, firing home an unstoppable half-volley from 30 yards.

Ivan Toney came close to doubling Town's lead almost immediately but his low shot slammed against the left post.

And Southend hit back to equalise in the 39th minute when McLaughlin fired home an excellent through-ball from Simon Cox before the game tamely petered out in the second half with neither side threatening in attack.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 71mins
  • 35FerdinandBooked at 24mins
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forO'Neillat 79'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forMcGlashanat 64'minutes
  • 10CoxBooked at 89mins
  • 14FortunéSubstituted forWilliamsat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 7O'Neill
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 20Williams
  • 22Smith
  • 33Inniss

Shrewsbury

  • 1LeutwilerBooked at 90mins
  • 15Smith
  • 24El-Abd
  • 3Sadler
  • 8Ogogo
  • 6BlackBooked at 43minsSubstituted forO'Brienat 85'minutes
  • 18DeeganBooked at 42mins
  • 16SarcevicSubstituted forManganat 56'minutes
  • 12Brown
  • 9ToneyBooked at 89mins
  • 10Dodds

Substitutes

  • 11O'Brien
  • 19Mangan
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 22El Ouriachi
  • 27Waring
  • 29Ebanks-Blake
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
7,321

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Jayson Leutwiler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jason Williams (Southend United).

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Williams replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Booking

Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jim O'Brien replaces Ian Black.

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Luke O'Neill replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt missed. Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Adam Thompson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Smith (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Will Atkinson.

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe16104236162034
2Bolton169432011931
3Bradford167812214829
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Northampton166642723424
6Rochdale167361918124
7Peterborough166552619723
8Bristol Rovers156542422223
9Wimbledon166552321223
10Fleetwood156452219322
11Port Vale166462024-422
12Walsall155642021-121
13Millwall156362527-221
14Charlton154831814420
15Bury166282425-120
16Southend165561825-720
17Oxford Utd165471820-219
18Gillingham164572229-717
19Coventry153751317-416
20MK Dons164482025-516
21Swindon164481623-716
22Oldham16367918-915
23Chesterfield153391622-612
24Shrewsbury162591629-1311
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