December 8, 2012
Simpson denies Shrews
A late goal from midfielder from Josh Simpson gave Crawley a hard earned point from a 2-2 draw against struggling Shrewsbury.
The visitors were heading to their first away win for eight months until Simpson fired his second goal of the game from 15 yards nine minutes from time.
Yet the Shrews could have snatched victory in stoppage time but substitute Tom Bradshaw missed from four yards following a cross from Paul Parry.
Simpson gave Crawley an ideal start with a first-minute goal, firing home from 20 yards to the left of keeper Chris Weale.
But Shrewsbury hit back to level after 14 minutes through a cool finish from skipper Matt Richards.
John Taylor then put Shrewsbury ahead with a superb goal in the 34th minute. The midfielder ran through the centre before beating Paul Jones with a powerful shot.
Crawley keeper Jones saved well to deny Luke Rodgers before Simpson secured a point.
|Crawley Town||Shrewsbury Town|
|1 Paul Jones||1 Chris Weale|
|13 David Hunt||5 Darren Jones|
|3 Mathew Sadler||3 Joe Jacobson|
|28 Claude Davis||2 Jermaine Grandison|
|4 Mark Connolly||18 Connor Goldson|
|16 Nicky Adams||7 Mark Wright|
|8 Sergio Torres||11 John Taylor|
|11 Josh Simpson||8 Matthew Richards|
|6 Hope Akpan||4 Luke Summerfield|
|9 Gary Alexander||29 Luke Rodgers|
|14 Nicholas Ajose||10 Marvin Morgan|
|25 Michel Kuipers||Joe Anyon 25|
|12 Joe Walsh||Paul Parry 17|
|19 Nathan Byrne||Robert Purdie 6|
|15 Dannie Bulman||Asa Hall 14|
|21 Mike Jones||Aaron Wildig 20|
|10 Conor Clifford||Tom Bradshaw 9|
|17 John Akinde||Ryan Doble 16|
|John Akinde for Nicholas Ajose (66)||Paul Parry for Mark Wright (28)|
|Dannie Bulman for Sergio Torres (66)||Tom Bradshaw for Luke Rodgers (75)|
|Mike Jones for Nicky Adams (89)|
|Mark Connolly (43)|
|Hope Akpan (45)|
|· Squads: Crawley Town | Shrewsbury Town|