Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.
Ched Evans' crisp first-half strike proved decisive as Fleetwood secured a deserved victory against Shrewsbury.
Last season's League One play-off semi-finalists notched a second straight win on a night when they ought to have scored more than just one.
The Shrews threatened early on when Marc Pugh - making his second debut for the club - saw a deflected effort saved well by Jayson Leutwiler.
The hosts then took the lead when Danny Andrew drilled in a low cross which was met by Welshman Evans, who side-footed his fourth goal of the season smartly across keeper Harry Burgoyne and into the far corner from 18 yards.
Fleetwood almost went two up five minutes later when Paddy Madden was denied by Burgoyne from close range.
Burgoyne was again called upon soon after the restart when he kept out substitute Callum Camps' well-directed effort.
Evans was denied a second in the 68th minute as his deflected effort was headed off the line by Marlon Fossey.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 36MateteSubstituted forCampsat 27'minutes
- 7BurnsSubstituted forMorrisat 82'minutes
- 8DuffySubstituted forWhelanat 61'minutes
- 9EvansBooked at 36mins
- 15DanielsBooked at 59mins
- 16WalkerSubstituted forPierreat 89'minutes
- 19BarnettSubstituted forDanielsat 66'minutes
- 27PughSubstituted forClarkeat 53'minutes
- Robert Madley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.
Attempt blocked. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Pierre with a headed pass.
Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).
Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).
Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Aaron Pierre replaces Brad Walker.
Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Oliver Norburn with a headed pass following a corner.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Danny Andrew.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Paul Coutts.
Attempt blocked. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Daniels.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Wes Burns.
Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Charlie Daniels tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.
Foul by Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town).
Josh Vela (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Joshua Daniels (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marlon Fossey.
Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Burns.
Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Harry Burgoyne tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.