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Jul 18, 2015 at 2.15pm UK at Greenhous Meadow
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town
CardiffCardiff City
Akpa Akpro (9' pen.), Collins (85')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Mason (26'), Pilkington (54')

Result: Cardiff City held by Shrewsbury Town

James Collins fires in a late equaliser to earn Shrewsbury Town a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City in their pre-season friendly.

Cardiff City have continued their preparations for the new Championship season by playing out a 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury Town this afternoon.

The hosts took the lead in the ninth minute when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro slotted home from the penalty spot, after he had been brought down inside the box by Lee Peltier.

However, Joe Mason grabbed an equaliser for the Bluebirds 17 minutes later with a close-range finish after the Shrewsbury defence had failed to clear a set piece.

There were no more goals in the first half, but seven minutes after the break Anthony Pilkington fired in a free kick to give Cardiff the lead.

The visitors looked as if they would hold on and claim the win, but with five minutes left to play James Collins slotted in after Scott Vernon's shot had been tipped onto the bar to earn Shrewsbury a draw.

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Joe Mason of Cardiff City in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Cardiff City and Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 10, 2013
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