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Fleetwood Town 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town moved back to the top of League One after a dramatic win at Fleetwood.

Wigan's shock 2-0 defeat to Blackpool and substitute Nathan Thomas' late winner ensured Paul Hurst's side returned to the summit.

Shrewsbury had the monopoly of the chances in the first half but Omar Beckles and Jon Nolan wasted golden opportunities for the Shrews.

And they struck in first-half injury time, just seconds after Fleetwood should have taken the lead.

Paddy Madden's first-time effort was thwarted by a brave Luke Hendrie sliding challenge. Beckles then led a charge up the other end that eventually saw Nathan Thomas whip the ball in for Shaun Whalley to nod home his 10th of the campaign.

Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler took a gamble sending on two fresh strikers into the mix for midfielders Toumani Diagouraga and Jack Sowerby and switched from 4-4-1-1 to three up top and it paid dividends.

It was not one of the substitutes, though, but Madden who pounced on some shaky set-piece defending by the Shrews to bundle home a 60th minute leveller.

But this Shrewsbury team never gives up and substitute Thomas popped up with an 82nd minute winner as Fleetwood fell to within two points of the drop zone after their fourth straight league defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 19JonesSubstituted forCoyleat 78'minutes
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3O'Connor
  • 16DiagouragaSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 56'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 8Dempsey
  • 22Hunter
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forMcAlenyat 56'minutes
  • 17Madden

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 2Coyle
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 9Burns
  • 10McAleny
  • 15Oliver
  • 23Schwabl

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 17Hendrie
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 7Whalley
  • 16MorrisSubstituted forGodfreyat 85'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forThomasat 35'minutes
  • 20Nolan
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lowe
  • 4Godfrey
  • 10Thomas
  • 13Bolton
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 45Payne
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,531

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Carlton Morris.

Kevin O'Connor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ben Godfrey replaces Bryn Morris.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kevin O'Connor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 2. Nathan Thomas (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Whalley.

Attempt saved. Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Lewie Coyle replaces Gethin Jones.

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

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Shaun Whalley.

Attempt blocked. Bryn Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Grant following a corner.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Jack Sowerby.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Toumani Diagouraga.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Luke Hendrie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kevin O'Connor.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town).

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Half Time

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31197542241864
2Wigan30196556183863
3Blackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham321751055381756
5Scunthorpe331510848361255
6Bradford33155134850-250
7Charlton3113994138348
8Plymouth33138124142-147
9Portsmouth32144143938146
10Peterborough31129104941845
11Bristol Rovers32143154850-245
12Gillingham321111103736144
13Oxford Utd32118134950-141
14Southend32118133950-1141
15Walsall311010114245-340
16Doncaster33912123942-339
17Blackpool32911123943-438
18Fleetwood31106154350-736
19Oldham3399154658-1236
20Northampton33106173254-2236
21Wimbledon3297163242-1034
22MK Dons3179153044-1430
23Bury3268182647-2126
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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