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Fleetwood Town 2-2 Shrewsbury Town: Josh Morris earns point for Fleetwood

Fleetwood substitute Josh Morris struck late to earn his side a deserved 2-2 draw against Shrewsbury.

Morris fired home in the 87th minute via a slight deflection from 18 yards after Jason Cummings had put the Shrews 2-1 ahead just minutes earlier.

That was the second time Town had battled back from behind, with Lewie Coyle having levelled at the start of the second half after Shaun Whalley had netted for the visitors.

Fleetwood dominated in the early stages with Ched Evans and Wes Burns both missing excellent opportunities.

Danny Andrew also fired a 20-yard free-kick just off target for the hosts.

Despite all their dominance, Fleetwood almost conceded in the 37th minute when Whalley thumped a shot against the crossbar after meeting Scott Golbourne's lay-off.

Whalley made no mistake two minutes later, however, tapping home a rebound after Callum Lang's initial strike was parried into his path by Town goalkeeper Alex Cairns.

Fleetwood were back on terms within four minutes of the restart when defender Coyle buried a shot low past Max O'Leary after executing a perfect one-two with Evans.

Shrews substitute Cummings made it 2-1 to the Shrews in the 81st minute courtesy of a low angled strike after he met Whalley's through-ball, before Morris evened it up with three minutes left.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Souttar
  • 4Connolly
  • 3Andrew
  • 15Coutts
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forMorrisat 77'minutes
  • 8Dempsey
  • 7Burns
  • 9Evans
  • 17Madden

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 10McAleny
  • 11Morris
  • 13Gilks
  • 27Biggins
  • 32Saunders
  • 33Hill

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 5Williams
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Pierre
  • 17Love
  • 8NorburnBooked at 55mins
  • 28Laurent
  • 3GolbourneSubstituted forBecklesat 45'minutes
  • 7Whalley
  • 9LangSubstituted forCummingsat 69'minutes
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forUdohat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 6Beckles
  • 15Walker
  • 22Goss
  • 23Udoh
  • 35Cummings
  • 42Hart
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,797

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Wes Burns.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jason Cummings.

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Ethan Ebanks-Landell tries a through ball, but Omar Beckles is caught offside.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Andrew.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Shrewsbury Town 2. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Attempt missed. Callum Connolly (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Morris with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Max O'Leary.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Laurent.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Jack Sowerby.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town).

Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Coutts.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Shaun Whalley.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jason Cummings replaces Callum Lang.

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Donald Love.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Daniel Udoh replaces David Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe2613853427747
3Ipswich26129539241545
4Coventry251111336261044
5Oxford Utd26118743261741
6Sunderland25118636241241
7Portsmouth2511863729841
8Burton2511683430439
9Doncaster24107736241237
10Peterborough2610794435937
11Fleetwood2410773932737
12Lincoln City27114123633337
13Bristol Rovers2510693035-536
14Gillingham2681172925435
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2678113639-329
18Rochdale2684143043-1328
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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