Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Morecambe 0.
Shrewsbury Town booked their place in the third round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 home win against League Two strugglers Morecambe.
Alex Rodman and a Shaun Whalley penalty in five first-half minutes were enough for League One promotion hopefuls Shrewsbury to win the second-round tie.
Winger Rodman went close to opening the scoring in only the second minute after he cut inside and saw his low shot come back off the near post.
Shrewsbury were on top and had to remain patient to break down the stubborn Morecambe defence but Rodman made the breakthrough when he turned in Whalley's inviting cross in the 32nd minute.
Whalley then doubled Town's advantage five minutes later, converting his spot-kick after goalkeeper Barry Roche brought down Jon Nolan.
Roche saved well from Louis Dodds as Shrewsbury went in search of a third in the second half, while Garry Thompson tested home goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray from distance at the other end.
Morecambe substitute Callum Lang had a late chance to give the visitors hope but he was unable to find away past MacGillivray, who pulled off a smart save.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 7WhalleySubstituted forMorrisat 80'minutes
- 4GodfreySubstituted forDoddsat 59'minutes
- 23RodmanSubstituted forGnahouaat 70'minutes
- 45PayneBooked at 39mins
- 1RocheBooked at 36mins
- 3BroughSubstituted forMcGowanat 45'minutes
- 4KenyonSubstituted forOliverat 45'minutes
- 15WildigBooked at 69mins
- 10CampbellSubstituted forLangat 78'minutes
- Craig Hicks
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Morecambe 0.
Attempt missed. Arthur Gnahoua (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Stefan Payne.
Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.
Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).
Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.
Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Carlton Morris replaces Shaun Whalley.
Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).
Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Morecambe. Callum Lang replaces Adam Campbell.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Steven Old.
Foul by Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town).