RYAN Cassidy scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Stanley left it late to pick up a point from a 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury.

Cassidy’s penalty was saved by goalkeeper Matija Sarkic, but he reacted quickest to convert the rebound in a League One game watched by up to 2,000 fans at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Joe Pritchard had earlier given Accrington the lead before goals from Aaron Pierre and Shaun Whalley put Shrewsbury in front as new manager Steve Cotterill took charge of his first home league game.

Accrington moved ahead in the 24th minute as Pritchard curled a 20-yard free-kick past Sarkic.

But Shrewsbury were level within two minutes when Pierre headed home Charlie Daniels’ inviting free-kick from the right.

Whalley gave Shrewsbury the lead in the 86th minute with a fine free-kick from 20 yards.

But there was to be late drama when a penalty was given for Pierre’s challenge on Michael Nottingham, with Cassidy securing a point at the second attempt.

Elsewhere, Hull bounced back from their shock FA Cup defeat last weekend by extending their lead atop Sky Bet League One to four points after Tom Eaves’ late goal secured a 2-1 victory over Doncaster.

Josh Magennis’ powerful free-kick gave Hull a deserved first half lead and although Tyreece John-Jules swept home Josh Sims’ right-wing cross after 81 minutes to level matters, Eaves had the final say.

Third-placed Peterborough, beaten by Chorley in the cup on Saturday, slipped to a 2-1 defeat at AFC Wimbledon.

Charlton missed the opportunity to move level on points with Lincoln as Scott Fraser’s goal a quarter of an hour from time handed MK Dons a 1-0 victory.

Vadaine Oliver scored in either half as Gillingham moved up to 12th with a 2-0 win at fourth-bottom Bristol Rovers, who remain a point adrift of safety.