Shrewsbury & Accrington play out drab draw

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Wednesday 29 December 2021 22:14, UK

Steve Cotterill’s Shrewsbury played out a boring 0-0 draw against Accrington in their final home game of 2021.

Both sides had chances, but it was a League One game devoid of real quality.

The hosts climbed further out of relegation trouble as they went three league games unbeaten for the first time since September.

Stanley squandered a great chance to fire themselves closer to a coveted play-off place.

Marko Marosi was lucky as he spilled Matt Butcher’s strike before eventually gathering it.

Down the other end, Daniel Udoh raced onto a long ball and forced Stanley stopper Toby Savin into a good save with his body.

And Savin made an even better save to keep Elliott Bennett’s 20-yard free-kick out 10 minutes before half-time.

Just after the hour Marosi and Ethan Ebanks-Landall scrambled Ross Sykes’ effort off the line.

Udoh had a long-range effort in the 72nd minute but he could only find the advertisement boards as the game ended goalless.