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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Southend United

Tyrone Barnett
Tyrone Barnett's last appearance came in Peterborough's 3-1 JPT defeat by Orient in September

Debutant Tyrone Barnett hit a late equaliser for Shrewsbury against Southend to keep up his new side's unbeaten home League Two record.

But it could not prevent the morning leaders being knocked off the top, as Burton and Wycombe both won.

Barnett fired home with his left foot from inside the penalty area with five minutes remaining.

Old pals act at the Meadow
Town manager Micky Mellon and Southend boss Phil Brown were team-mates at the latter end of their playing days at Blackpool two decades ago. The Shrimpers are yet to win at the new Meadow, their last away win over Shrewsbury having come at the old Gay Meadow in January 2003.

Midfielder Jack Payne had put Southend ahead when he found the top-right corner with a right-foot shot.

Shrewsbury still boast the best home record in the country, having now won 12 and drawn three of their 15 league games, conceding just six goals.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"You have to be satisfied to get a point after you see a tight game like that. We had too many players off it - but in the end it was a good point and we deserved it."

"Tyrone had a great debut and to score is great for him. He played with the right level of aggression and it was a really good finish."

"When we aren't at our absolute best - you have to show your battling qualities and it shows how good we are to be able to do that. Southend are up there on merit."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 6Goldson
  • 5Ellis
  • 20Knight-PercivalSubstituted forGrandisonat 35'minutes
  • 12GayleSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 62'minutes
  • 24GrantBooked at 52mins
  • 4Woods
  • 11Lawrence
  • 3Demetriou
  • 9Collins
  • 28MandronSubstituted forBarnettat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Grandison
  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 23Barnett
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 3CokerBooked at 78mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 8Timlin
  • 19PayneSubstituted forWestonat 83'minutes
  • 32PigottSubstituted forCoulthirstat 68'minutes
  • 24CassidySubstituted forCorrat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 10Corr
  • 11Weston
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan
  • 26Barrett
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,276

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by John White.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

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

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 1. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Jack Payne.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Booking

Ben Coker (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Barry Corr replaces Jake Cassidy.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Coker.

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

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United).

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

Jake Cassidy (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Joe Pigott.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jerome Binnom-Williams.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Cameron Gayle.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Mikael Mandron.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29176641271457
2Wycombe291511341212056
3Shrewsbury29167641192255
4Luton28149534211351
5Southend2914963124751
6Newport2913793635146
7Bury29136104034645
8Plymouth291271033221143
9Exeter30119104042-242
10Stevenage29125123938141
11Northampton29124134740740
12Wimbledon28117104038240
13Morecambe29108112928138
14Cambridge28106124234836
15Oxford Utd29810113337-434
16Portsmouth2889112933-433
17Dag & Red2996143239-733
18Carlisle29103163750-1333
19Accrington28103153649-1333
20Mansfield2887132335-1231
21Tranmere2879122934-530
22Cheltenham2979132643-1730
23York29513112735-828
24Hartlepool2956182250-2821
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