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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Abobaker Eisa (13')
  • James O'Shea (66')

Shrewsbury's top-two hopes fade after draw with Bury

Shrewsbury's automatic promotion hopes suffered another setback after they had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw against relegated Bury.
Abo Eisa marked his first Football League start by firing Shrewsbury into an early lead before Jay O'Shea pulled Bury level midway through the second half.
Shrews, guaranteed third place, are now seven points behind Blackburn in second with just three games remaining.
Bury were first to threaten when George Miller's rising shot was saved by goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
Shrewsbury went ahead in the 13th minute when Eisa, signed from Wealdstone in January, collected a pass from Max Lowe and drove home a low shot from just outside the penalty area following a strong run.
Bryn Morris then fired in a 20-yard drive which was pushed away by Bury goalkeeper Joe Murphy.
Bury equalised in he 66th minute when O'Shea was picked out by a quickly-taken free-kick and burst into the box before drilling a low shot past Henderson.
Sub Nathan Thomas volleyed wide for Shrewsbury from 20 yards in the closing stages as the points were shared.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10