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Fleetwood Town 3-0 Shrewsbury Town

David Ball's double saw Shrewsbury drop back to the foot of the League One table as Fleetwood swept them aside at Highbury.

Shrewsbury frustrated the hosts in the opening stages, but Uwe Rosler's side finally found a way through in the 38th minute to continue their record of scoring in every league game.

Amari'i Bell fed Devante Cole on the left and he fizzed the ball across the six-yard box for Northern Ireland full-back Conor McLaughlin to fire home.

Bell was again influential as the hosts doubled their lead, pulling back for Ball to net his seventh of the season in the 53rd minute, after Shrewsbury had failed to fully clear

Ball was in the action 20 minutes later as the forward sublimely wrapped his right foot around the ball and curled it into the top corner from just outside the area.

The striker carved out a number of late opportunities but just missed out on completing his hat-trick as Fleetwood moved up to eighth and within a point of a play-off spot, while Chesterfield's win at MK Dons condemned Shrewsbury's return to bottom spot after consecutive losses.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 12Bolger
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 34DempseySubstituted forSowerbyat 84'minutes
  • 18GlendonSubstituted forNirennoldat 79'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 3Bell
  • 10Ball
  • 44ColeSubstituted forHunterat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4Jónsson
  • 9Holloway
  • 15Nirennold
  • 22Hunter
  • 28Sowerby
  • 35Ekpolo

Shrewsbury

  • 21Halstead
  • 14Grimmer
  • 24El-Abd
  • 3Sadler
  • 12Brown
  • 18Deegan
  • 6BlackSubstituted forWaringat 69'minutes
  • 11O'BrienBooked at 85minsSubstituted forSarcevicat 85'minutes
  • 10Dodds
  • 9Toney
  • 20Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 4McGivern
  • 5Lancashire
  • 15Smith
  • 16Sarcevic
  • 27Waring
  • 29Ebanks-Blake
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,111

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Junior Brown.

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

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Jim O'Brien.

Booking

Jim O'Brien (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces George Glendon.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Shrewsbury Town 0. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Amari'i Bell.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Devante Cole.

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. George Waring replaces Ian Black because of an injury.

Delay in match Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

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

Delay in match Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe19134240162443
2Sheff Utd18114333201337
3Bolton19114423121137
4Bradford1998227171035
5Rochdale199372722530
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon197752822628
8Fleetwood198472924528
9Southend197662627-127
10Bristol Rovers197662732-527
11Charlton186842518726
12Port Vale197572429-526
13Millwall187472929025
14Oxford Utd197482323025
15Northampton196672827124
16Gillingham196582632-623
17Walsall185762228-622
18Swindon195592028-820
19Bury1962112635-920
20Coventry194781623-719
21MK Dons194692329-618
22Oldham193881121-1017
23Chesterfield1943122132-1115
24Shrewsbury1935111934-1514
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