Crawley boss Richie Barker heaped praise on midfielder Josh Simpson after his late goal denied Shrewsbury their first away win in eight months.
Simpson gave the Red Devils the perfect start with the lead in the first minute, but goals from skipper Matt Richards and John Taylor put Shrewsbury in charge until Simpson struck again nine minutes from time to secure a 2-2 draw.
Barker said: "Josh had a fantastic game. his two finishes were excellent - one with his right foot and the other with his left.
"With players like Josh and Hope Akpan you know exactly what you are going to get.
"When you think those two players weren't regulars in League two last season that speaks volumes of how far we've come. we've made them better players."
Barker admitted it took some stern words at half-time to get his players going on a heavy pitch at the Broadfield Stadium.
He added: "I am usually fairly calm at half-time. But on this occasion I told them what I thought and I think I got a response.
"It got a little bit scrappy in the second half and we didn't deserve anything less than a point."