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Davies claims Shrews point

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Ben Davies headed a second-half equaliser to earn Shrewsbury a priceless 1-1 draw at promotion-rivals Wycombe.

The home side looked set for their first win in five matches thanks to Gary Holt's first-half stunner but Davies grabbed a deserved point with his 12th goal of the season.

The Shrews, who won 7-0 earlier in the season at Adams Park in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, started brightly and Grant Holt, a scorer of five in that match, had a stooping header saved by Jamie Young in the seventh minute.

Defender Graham Coughlan had the ball in the net two minutes later but it was ruled out with the Shrews skipper picking up a booking for deliberate handball.

The deadlock was broken in the 29th minute when former Scotland midfielder Gary Holt curled a delightful shot beyond Luke Daniels from 25 yards.

But Shrewsbury continued to press and seconds before half-time Young spilled a Paul Murray shot only for David Worrall to fluff the rebound wide.

Grant Holt was again denied by a wonderful Young save six minutes after the break but they finally drew level 15 minutes from time.

Steve Leslie's cross found Davies free in the box and the former Chester midfielder headed beyond Young from eight yards.

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