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Fleetwood Town 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

League One strugglers Fleetwood and Shrewsbury played out a goalless draw at Highbury Stadium.

David Ball missed from close range for the hosts, while a strike from team-mate Ashley Hunter forced a good save.

Hunter then set up Devante Cole who shot over, while Shaun Whalley wasted a one-on-one for the visitors.

Abu Ogogo missed the chance to win it late on for Shrewsbury as they remain a point above Fleetwood, who occupy the final relegation place in League One.

Shrewsbury earned their first clean sheet since October on manager Micky Mellon's return to the club with whom he won promotion to the Football League in 2012.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We should have won it, probably comfortably, because of the amount of clear cut goal scoring opportunities we created.

"There were just so many one against ones and there were others that went across the face of the goal like Shaun Whalley's.

"But we've also seen that we are capable of defending. They now know the standard they have to achieve in order to keep clean sheets at this level."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 4Jordan
  • 6PondSubstituted forNilssonat 64'minutes
  • 7Bell
  • 15Nirennold
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 23Ball
  • 42KiwomyaSubstituted forHenenat 61'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forGrantat 87'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 14Grant
  • 20Deacon
  • 27Haughton
  • 28Sowerby
  • 31Nilsson
  • 40Gogic
  • 45Henen

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 31Smith
  • 5Grandison
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 89mins
  • 15GrimmerSubstituted forSadlerat 79'minutes
  • 6BlackSubstituted forWellensat 75'minutes
  • 10Whalley
  • 17Ogogo
  • 12Brown
  • 19Mangan
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 7Vassell
  • 8Wellens
  • 16Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 88Grandin
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
2,539

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

Booking

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Richard Wellens (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Bobby Grant replaces Ashley Hunter.

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Mat Sadler replaces Jack Grimmer.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Marcus Nilsson.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Richard Wellens replaces Ian Black.

Foul by Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. David Henen (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jermaine Grandison.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Marcus Nilsson replaces Nathan Pond because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Henen replaces Alex Kiwomya.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Tyler Hornby-Forbes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Victor Nirennold.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29193740241660
2Walsall29168547301756
3Wigan301510550292155
4Gillingham30167755361955
5Coventry301310749331649
6Millwall29145104738947
7Southend2913884135647
8Peterborough291351154411344
9Port Vale31128113536-144
10Barnsley29133134842642
11Sheff Utd2911994541442
12Bradford2811892932-341
13Scunthorpe28115123337-438
14Rochdale28107113739-237
15Bury28107113643-737
16Doncaster2999113539-436
17Swindon30106144247-536
18Blackpool2996142835-733
19Chesterfield2993173849-1130
20Shrewsbury3086163449-1530
21Fleetwood2878133437-329
22Crewe2968153050-2026
23Oldham27412112740-1324
24Colchester2957173668-3222
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