Shrews cruise to victory at Fleetwood

Fill 2 Copy 11 Created with Sketch.

Sunday 26 December 2021 17:47, UK

Ryan Bowman, Josh Vela and Daniel Udoh all scored second-half goals as Shrewsbury beat Fleetwood 3-0 to climb above their hosts in the Sky Bet League One table.

The Shrews’ leading scorer scored five minutes into the second half, with Vela doubling the lead with a fine finish and Udoh adding insult to injury for Fleetwood with a stunning third.

The first half saw precious few chances for either side, with the defences standing firm and final-third passes going astray time and again.

Harrison Biggins had Fleetwood’s only shot of the opening period, a long-range effort that went narrowly wide of the goal.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player

Shrewsbury Town’s Daniel Udoh fired this screamer into the top corner from outside the area against Fleetwood.

At the other end, goalkeeper Alex Cairns saved a lob by Bowman and watched a scuffed shot from Nathanael Ogbeta bounce harmlessly wide.

The deadlock was broken five minutes after the restart, Luke Leahy and Ogbeta combining for the latter to set up Bowman with a simple tap-in for his ninth of the season.

Vela effortlessly picked out the bottom corner of the goal with around 20 minutes remaining to make it 2-0.

And Udoh produced a thumping third that crashed in off the bar to secure the three points in style for Shrewsbury.