Shrews snatch point through Hammill own goal

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A late own goal secured a point for Shrewsbury in a 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe.

A late own goal secured a point for Shrewsbury in a 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe.

Kyle Wootton headed the visitors in front midway through the first half, but Shrewsbury pulled level six minutes from time when Adam Hammill turned Shaun Whalley’s cross into his own net.

Shrewsbury’s Greg Docherty had an early chance when his shot was well kept out by the feet of Scunthorpe goalkeeper Jak Alnwick.

The visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute as Tony McMahon’s cross from the right was headed home by Wootton.

James Bolton then headed wide for the hosts before Omar Beckles was denied by a goal-line clearance from James Perch.

Lee Novak came close to doubling Scunthorpe’s lead in the second half when his header was tipped over by goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell.

Shrewsbury kept pushing forward in search of an equaliser and it came in the 84th minute as Whalley’s inviting low cross from the right went in off Hammill.

The result leaves Shrewsbury in 14th, four points above the relegation zone, with Scunthorpe just two points above the safety line.

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