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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 Hull City 13 +14 30
2 Peterborough United 14 +10 28
3 Lincoln City 13 +7 26
4 Portsmouth 14 +12 25
5 Ipswich Town 13 +6 25
6 Fleetwood Town 14 +11 23
7 Sunderland 13 +6 23
8 Charlton Athletic 12 +5 23
9 Accrington Stanley 11 +4 22
10 Doncaster Rovers 12 +8 21
11 Plymouth Argyle 13 -1 19
12 AFC Wimbledon 13 0 17
13 Gillingham 13 -4 17
14 Crewe Alexandra 14 -1 16
15 Blackpool 13 -4 16
16 Northampton Town 14 -9 15
17 Milton Keynes Dons 14 -3 14
18 Oxford United 12 -7 13
19 Swindon Town 13 -8 13
20 Rochdale 13 -8 13
21 Bristol Rovers 13 -9 13
22 Burton Albion 14 -10 10
23 Shrewsbury Town 13 -8 9
24 Wigan Athletic 13 -11 8