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Shrewsbury 2-2 Oxford Utd: Report
Published : 06 Mar 2012 23:01:26Rss feed
Richards rescues Shrews
Matthew Richards hammered a glorious late equaliser to preserve Shrewsbury's unbeaten home record as they hit back in style to draw 2-2 with Oxford.
Richards drove home from 35 yards deep into stoppage-time as the Shrews stretched their unbeaten record at the Greenhous Meadow to 25 games, a run stretching back more than a year.
Oxford led 2-0 at the break but Shrewsbury showed real spirit to pick up a point, with the home side lifted once Mark Wright cracked in an unstoppable volley from Marvin Morgan's cross in the 54th minute.
Oxford were in complete control at the interval, with on-loan Southampton man Lee Holmes netting twice.
Holmes fired Oxford in front after just 52 seconds when he drove a 20-yard shot to the bottom corner of the net after breaking from just inside the Shrewsbury half.
And it was Holmes again in the right place to finish off a devastating counter attack to double Oxford's advantage in the 37th minute.
Wright's poor corner was hammered downfield by Asa Hall at the near post and Oli Johnson burst clear to set up Holmes to lift his shot over advancing goalkeeper Chris Neal.
In between the goals, Asa Hall cracked a shot from the edge of the area with Shrewsbury creaking.
But Graham Turner's men turned the tables after the restart to ensure the spoils were shared.
Shrewsbury 2-2 Oxford Utd: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statictics of the game as it happened.