Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Mansfield Town 0.
Shrewsbury secured an eighth home win in nine games to see off 10-man Mansfield and go second in League Two.
Bobby Grant went close for the Shrews before the Stags' Jamie McGuire was sent off after picking up two bookings.
Shrewsbury's James Collins fired wide from 10 yards, while Mansfield's Daniel Carr was denied by Jayson Leutwiler.
Grant's powerful effort from just inside the box put the hosts ahead and Collins then smashed home from close range to seal victory.
Micky Mellon's side have now won their last six League Two matches while struggling Mansfield are now without a win in eight attempts.
Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:
"First half we knew it was going to be difficult to break down a well organised Mansfield side. Eventually we knew our athleticism would prove to be the difference.
"We had to keep patient, but sometimes you can be too patient. When we pass it we have to create chances and score goals. We upped the tempo and knew we would score goals.
"Bobby Grant is a terrific talent and we are delighted to see his shot hit the back of the net - that really helped open up the game. He hit it hard, and I am delighted for him.
"We have been consistently putting in performances all season, maybe not always getting results. But we have done nothing yet. We have to keep making ourselves strong and making the performance level high."
Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"We knew this would be a tough game, I am disappointed with the sending off. I don't think Jamie was the aggressor.
"We have come up against a very good side who are flying high in the table. The sending off killed our game plan.
"The problem was when we went down to ten men the quality of the balls up field wasn't good enough."
- 24GrantBooked at 56minsSubstituted forClarkat 79'minutes
- 11LawrenceBooked at 28mins
- 26Akpa-AkproSubstituted forVernonat 83'minutes
- 15FreemanBooked at 40mins
- 12McGuireBooked at 31mins
- 28ClementsBooked at 45mins
- 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 40'minutes
- 24CarrSubstituted forBinghamat 60'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Mansfield Town 0.
Attempt saved. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top left corner.
Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Waterfall (Mansfield Town).
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.
Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).
Attempt missed. Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Martin Riley.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ollie Palmer.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Sascha Studer.
Attempt saved. James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Scott Vernon replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jordan Clark replaces Bobby Grant.
Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).
Kieran Freeman (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.