The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

SHREWS­BURY Town will cer­tainly be the hap­pier to have picked up a point in the game be­tween two of the best teams in the league.

The Shrimpers ar­rived at Green­hous Meadow on a good run fol­low­ing three suc­ces­sive vic­to­ries, and – af­ter a shaky first five min­utes – they dic­tated most of the match.

Phil Brown’s side de­servedly went in front when Jack Payne bril­liantly fired home to­wards the start of the sec­ond half.

But it was the in­tro­duc­tion of Ty­rone Bar­nett that even­tu­ally brought the Shrews back in to the con­test.

The striker was mak­ing his de­but af­ter sign­ing from Peter­bor­ough United and im­pres­sively fired home from an in­cred­i­bly acute an­gle fol­low­ing a rare mis­take from Southend goal­keeper Daniel Bent­ley.

That en­sured the game ended level but both sides cer­tainly showed enough to sug­gest they will sus­tain their push for pro­mo­tion dur­ing the re­main­der of the sea­son.

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