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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Bobby Grant replaces Ashley Hunter.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Mat Sadler replaces Jack Grimmer.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Marcus Nilsson.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Richard Wellens replaces Ian Black.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town).

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