League Two
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town1SouthendSouthend United1
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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Southend United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by John White.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United).

  10. 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.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Jack Payne.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by John White (Southend United).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

  20. Booking

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