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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

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.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 13Leutwiler
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Connolly
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Andrew
  • 15Coutts
  • 36MateteSubstituted forCampsat 27'minutes
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forMorrisat 82'minutes
  • 8DuffySubstituted forWhelanat 61'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 9EvansBooked at 36mins

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 10Camps
  • 11Morris
  • 19McKay
  • 20Saunders
  • 21Cairns
  • 32Holgate

Shrewsbury

  • 1Burgoyne
  • 18Fossey
  • 24Ebanks-Landell
  • 5Williams
  • 15DanielsBooked at 59mins
  • 10Vela
  • 16WalkerSubstituted forPierreat 89'minutes
  • 8Norburn
  • 19BarnettSubstituted forDanielsat 66'minutes
  • 23Udoh
  • 27PughSubstituted forClarkeat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pierre
  • 11Clarke
  • 13Zamburek
  • 20Tracey
  • 21Gregory
  • 22Daniels
  • 25High
Referee:
Robert Madley

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Pierre with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Ro-Shaun Williams (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

  7. Post update

    Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Aaron Pierre replaces Brad Walker.

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Paul Coutts.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Daniels.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Wes Burns.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Charlie Daniels tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town).

  16. Post update

    Josh Vela (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joshua Daniels (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marlon Fossey.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wes Burns.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Harry Burgoyne tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City9711145922
2Hull9702157821
3Ipswich9612157819
4Peterborough9612148619
5Portsmouth9522167917
6Charlton851295416
7Sunderland8431106415
8Plymouth94321311215
9Doncaster8413159613
10Fleetwood9414118313
11Wimbledon93331111012
12Accrington7403910-112
13Bristol Rovers8323912-311
14Rochdale9324914-511
15Crewe831487110
16Gillingham9315913-410
17MK Dons92251012-28
18Blackpool9216713-67
19Wigan9216614-87
20Northampton9216718-117
21Shrewsbury813458-36
22Swindon7205913-46
23Oxford Utd7205814-66
24Burton91351118-76
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