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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 Luton Town 46 +48 94
2 Barnsley 46 +41 91
3 Charlton Athletic 46 +33 88
4 Portsmouth 46 +32 88
5 Sunderland 46 +33 85
6 Doncaster Rovers 46 +18 73
7 Peterborough United 46 +9 72
8 Coventry City 46 0 65
9 Burton Albion 46 +9 63
10 Blackpool 46 -2 62
11 Fleetwood Town 46 +6 61
12 Oxford United 46 -6 60
13 Gillingham 46 -11 55
14 Accrington Stanley 46 -16 55
15 Bristol Rovers 46 -3 54
16 Rochdale 46 -33 54
17 Wycombe Wanderers 46 -12 53
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 -8 52
19 Southend United 46 -13 50
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 -21 50
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 -24 50
22 Walsall 46 -22 47
23 Scunthorpe United 46 -30 46
24 Bradford City 46 -28 41