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Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Gillingham

James Collins
James Collins tops Shrewsbury's scoring charts with six goals

Shrewsbury Town held high-flying Gillingham to a League One draw in foul conditions at the Greenhous Meadow.

Town took the lead when midfielder Ian Black's free-kick was headed into his own net by Deji Oshilaja.

But the Gills hit back through Cody McDonald's close-range finish and Ryan Jackson's stunning 25-yard drive.

The hosts had the last word when Scott Vernon teed up skipper James Collins to flick a shot past Stuart Nelson for his third goal in four games.

Coming on the back of Tuesday night's 4-2 win at Sheffield United, Micky Mellon's men are now two points clear of trouble.

Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"A very good point for us against a very good Gillingham side. The weather conditions were awful - the worst conditions since I've been here. It was driving rain, the wind was rough too."

"We have a number of qualities in this team. We'd have taken four points this week after going away to Sheffield United on Tuesday night.

"We have the players fitter than they've ever been. We have to be fit at this level for the mental toughness to keep going until the final whistle.

"And our goalkeeper is brilliant. I'm not surprised he's pulling off those type of saves. That's the greatest compliment I can pay him."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5Grandison
  • 13GerrardBooked at 82mins
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 12Brown
  • 11Kaikai
  • 17Ogogo
  • 6BlackBooked at 61mins
  • 29Cole
  • 9Collins
  • 16Vernon

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Burton
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 50OshilajaBooked at 45mins
  • 4Egan
  • 3Garmston
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 77mins
  • 15Morris
  • 23Dack
  • 7LoftBooked at 90mins
  • 10McDonald
  • 14Samuel

Substitutes

  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Houghton
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 24Dickenson
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,959

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Gillingham 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Gillingham 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Booking

    Doug Loft (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Morris (Gillingham).

  9. Post update

    Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Samuel (Gillingham).

  11. Post update

    Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Bradley Garmston.

  13. Booking

    Anthony Gerrard (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Dominic Samuel (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Post update

    Cody McDonald (Gillingham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  17. Booking

    Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry20116338211739
2Gillingham20115439251438
3Burton1912252215738
4Walsall19106332181436
5Wigan2097429191034
6Peterborough20103746311533
7Millwall199463026431
8Southend208752522331
9Bradford208752220231
10Bury208663130130
11Port Vale208572623329
12Sheff Utd207673230227
13Rochdale207672423127
14Scunthorpe2082102427-326
15Doncaster206682026-624
16Chesterfield2072112535-1023
17Swindon2064102934-522
18Fleetwood2063112729-221
19Shrewsbury1963102528-321
20Colchester2055103049-1920
21Oldham2031072232-1019
22Blackpool2054111628-1219
23Crewe2054111933-1419
24Barnsley2053122534-918
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