Match ends, Hartlepool United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.
Shrewsbury Town's unbeaten start to the League Two season was brought to an end by Hartlepool, who scored a goal in either half at Victoria Park.
Loan striker Charlie Wyke put the home side ahead in the fifth minute with a left-foot shot from inside the box - his second goal in three games.
Brad Walker then wrapped up victory 11 minutes from time from close range.
It means a second straight defeat for Town, who exited the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Preston in midweek.
And the injury-hit visitors, who were already without midfielders Dave McAllister and Aaron Wildig, also lost defender Cameron Gayle to injury on 17 minutes.
|Shrewsbury's cracking start|
|Micky Mellon's men went unbeaten in their first seven matches this season, climbing into the League Two top four, as well as reaching the League Cup third round, putting out Championship side Blackpool and Premier League new-boys Leicester.|
|But Town suffered their first defeat this season when they lost 1-0 at Preston in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round on Tuesday night.|
Pools spurned an early chance when Wyke shot narrowly wide with the goal gaping, but the 21-year-old Middlesbrough loan signing soon made amends, sliding home after being picked out by a Jack Compton pull-back.
For Shrewsbury, Scott Vernon headed the impressive Ryan Woods' centre just wide, while James Collins twice narrowly missed the target after the break.
But Pools were the better side, sealing the points when a superb counter-attack ended with Walker sliding home Compton's pin-point cross.
Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:
"We just didn't recover from losing an early goal. We needed to move quicker and be a bit sharper - and we didn't do that so I'm very disappointed.
"When we got people into good areas we didn't look dangerous going forward. We have to do the basics right to have a chance.
"I never thought we were completely out of it, but we needed someone to come on and produce the moment that was needed and we were at sixes and sevens to concede the second goal. We got caught."
- 26HarrisonBooked at 74mins
- 12ParnabySubstituted forRichardsat 39'minutes
- 11ComptonSubstituted forHoldenat 90'minutes
- 8WalkerBooked at 78mins
- 3DemetriouSubstituted forManganat 54'minutes
- 22ClarkBooked at 49mins
- 14WesolowskiBooked at 45mins
- 12GayleSubstituted forGrandisonat 17'minutes
- 10VernonSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 54'minutes
- 9CollinsBooked at 74mins
- Jeremy Simpson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.
Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).
Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Darren Holden replaces Jack Compton.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Scott Harrison.
Attempt saved. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Goal! Hartlepool United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Compton.
Attempt blocked. James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.
Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).
Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).
Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.
Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.