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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Fleetwood Town

Devante Cole's early goal proved enough to earn Fleetwood victory at lowly Shrewsbury.

Fleetwood, now unbeaten in their last 11 league and cup games, were rewarded for their bright start with a ninth-minute breakthrough as Amari'i Bell's low cross from the left was turned home from close range by Cole.

The Cod Army had the better of the first half but Shrewsbury goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler twice impressively denied them further success.

Leutwiler came racing off his line to block well from Bobby Grant after the Fleetwood midfielder dispossessed Gary Deegan.

Then Grant turned provider as his cross from the right was met by the head of Cole, with Canada international Leutwiler tipping the effort over the crossbar.

Ivan Toney's 20-yard free-kick was comfortably saved by Alex Cairns at the other end as Shrewsbury found chances hard to come by.

There were few chances for either team in the second half, although substitute Ashley Hunter curled a shot from just outside the box narrowly over for the visitors.

Shrewsbury asked more questions of Fleetwood defensively in the final 25 minutes but Uwe Rosler's men stood up to everything asked of them.

Toney had a close-range effort blocked and Shaun Whalley hammered a shot wide as Fleetwood stood firm to move into the League One play-off spots and leave Shrewsbury, beaten in their last three matches, languishing in the bottom four.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 15SmithSubstituted forRileyat 55'minutes
  • 5LancashireSubstituted forO'Brienat 61'minutes
  • 24El-Abd
  • 3Sadler
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forWaringat 77'minutes
  • 18Deegan
  • 8OgogoBooked at 78mins
  • 12Brown
  • 9Toney
  • 10Dodds

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 6Black
  • 11O'Brien
  • 21Halstead
  • 27Waring
  • 29Ebanks-Blake
  • 38Sears

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 12Bolger
  • 6Pond
  • 37Davies
  • 3Bell
  • 15NirennoldBooked at 39mins
  • 34DempseySubstituted forGlendonat 70'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 19LongSubstituted forHunterat 69'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forBallat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 10Ball
  • 14Davis
  • 17Haughton
  • 18Glendon
  • 22Hunter
  • 28Sowerby
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
5,080

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town).

Ben Davies (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. George Waring replaces Shaun Whalley.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Devante Cole.

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Jim O'Brien (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Glendon (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Shrewsbury Town).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. George Glendon replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Chris Long.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Chris Long.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the right.

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

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Long (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd25165446242253
2Bolton25155534171750
3Scunthorpe25147448232549
4Rochdale25143840301045
5Bradford251012331211042
6Fleetwood2511773628840
7Southend2510963529639
8Peterborough24108638261238
9Millwall2511594139238
10Bristol Rovers2510694044-436
11Charlton2581163326735
12Oxford Utd259792928134
13Wimbledon258983632433
14Walsall2571082633-731
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2586113536-130
17Gillingham2586113240-830
18MK Dons2577112934-528
19Swindon2567122438-1425
20Bury2564153449-1522
21Chesterfield2564152743-1622
22Coventry2549122337-1421
23Shrewsbury2556142439-1521
24Oldham24310111227-1519
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