Crewe 1-1 Shrewsbury: Match Report
Crewe 1-1 Shrewsbury: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
Alex and Shrews hold nothing back
Crewe and Shrewsbury were forced to share the spoils as they warmed up the festive season with a hotly-contested 1-1 draw.
Alex had taken the lead in the 19th minute when on-loan QPR striker Tom Hitchcock nodded home from the six-yard line after great work by Mesca Bangna and Chuks Aneke.
But the visitors pushed hard for an equaliser, with Luke Summerfield twice firing wide before Jon Taylor forced a stunning from Crewe keeper Ben Garratt from point-blank range.
After the break Graham Turner's side deservedly levelled as Taylor ran on to a long ball before smashing into the net.
Shrews had the momentum, but it was Crewe who went in search of a winner, although they they failed to test the keeper, with Aneke most guilty as he missed a hat-trick of chances.
Shrewsbury should have won it in time added on, but Tom Eaves could not get enough power on a lazy stab that led to a comfortable save.
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