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Swindon Town 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Mat Sadler's late header prevented Shrewsbury Town slumping to a fourth successive defeat as they came from behind to draw at Swindon.

Both teams were reduced to 10 men in the second half at the County Ground, referee Nigel Miller sending off Shrewsbury debutant Aristote Nsiala before then later red-carding Robins midfielder James Brophy.

The game came to life in the 51st minute when Swindon's Luke Norris found himself facing an empty net before being fouled in the area by defender Nsiala, which led to a straight red card.

John Goddard stepped up to rifle the penalty past goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler, who dived the right way but could not prevent the ball rippling the back of the net.

Brophy was then given his marching orders in the 70th minute, picking up a second yellow card for a challenge on Freddie Ladapo.

Sadler claimed a dramatic equaliser in the 80th minute when his header bounced down off of the underside of the crossbar before the linesman waved his flag to signal it had crossed the line.

Town's first away point in three matches lifted them out of the relegation zone for the first time since Paul Hurst took charge, having been in the bottom four for the last four months.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27Barry
  • 29Branco
  • 28Jones
  • 11BrophyBooked at 70mins
  • 4Thomas
  • 5RodgersSubstituted forKasimat 72'minutes
  • 22MurraySubstituted forHyltonat 78'minutes
  • 10Goddard
  • 9Obika
  • 33Norris

Substitutes

  • 8Kasim
  • 12Henry
  • 16Stewart
  • 18Evans
  • 23Delfouneso
  • 24Hylton
  • 37Spalding

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Riley
  • 24El-AbdBooked at 88mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 53mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forWhalleyat 77'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 18Deegan
  • 12Brown
  • 10DoddsBooked at 29mins
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 7Whalley
  • 11O'Brien
  • 15Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 27Waring
  • 29Ebanks-Blake
  • 34Grogan
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
6,137

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Attempt missed. Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by John Goddard (Swindon Town).

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

Attempt blocked. Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Jermaine Hylton (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Whalley with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Lloyd Jones.

Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine Hylton replaces Sean Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Alex Rodman.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Yaser Kasim replaces Anton Rodgers.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Bradley Barry.

Attempt saved. Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to James Brophy (Swindon Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by James Brophy (Swindon Town).

Freddie Ladapo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

James Brophy (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Brophy (Swindon Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Scunthorpe26157451252652
3Bolton25155534171750
4Bradford261112333211245
5Rochdale25143840301045
6Fleetwood2511773628840
7Southend2610973733439
8Bristol Rovers2611694544139
9Peterborough24108638261238
10Millwall2511594139238
11Charlton2581163326735
12Oxford Utd259792928134
13Wimbledon258983632433
14Walsall2571082633-731
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2686123541-630
17Gillingham2586113240-830
18MK Dons2577112934-528
19Swindon2668122539-1426
20Shrewsbury2657142540-1522
21Bury2664163652-1622
22Chesterfield2664162745-1822
23Coventry2549122337-1421
24Oldham24310111227-1519
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