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Fleetwood Town Match Preview

31 December 2018

Marcus Braddock previews the New Year Day game at home to Fleetwood To

Our first game of 2019 sees us welcome Fleetwood Town, managed by Joey Barton. Barton is in his first management post after a playing career that took him to Manchester City, Newcastle United and Rangers. His team have had a mixed collection results that have left them in 11th place with 33 points from nine wins, six draws and ten defeats. Their last five games in the league have seen them win twice and lose three times conceding nine goals and scoring seven. Their last away win in League One was a 4-0 thumping of Doncaster in early October but they have beaten Guiseley and Alfreton away in the F.A. Cup since then.

Top Scorer

Paddy Madden with 13 in all competitions.  The 28-year-old striker joined the Cod Army this time last year for a fee in the region of £150,000. Since signing, the Irish goalscorer has scored 16 League goals and three in cup competitions. Before joining Fleetwood he spent four years with Scunthorpe, scoring 160 times from 196 appearances in all competitions. Before that he had a rather prolific two spells with Yeovil scoring nine times in fifteen league games on loan from Carlisle and then thirteen from 29 games as a permanent signing.

Form

LWLWL

Clean Sheets

Four at home and four on the road.

Assists

Ashley Hunter 9
Paddy Madden 5
Ched Evans 4

Away Stats (league)

Fleetwood have earned an average of 0.92 points per away game this season and have scored an average of 1.17 goals per game.

They concede a relatively miserly 1.08 goals per away game which is better then the League One average of 1.17.

Their best period of the game in away games has been the second fifteen minutes of the first half with five scored and 1 conceded. The first half of away games is the most productive for Fleetwood away from home with 71% of their goals. The second half sees them score less and concede more with 62% of their goals conceded.

Referee - Alan Young from Cambridgeshire. Games this season:  12. Yellow cards: 88. Red cards: 3.
Assistant Referees: Christopher Husband and Matthew Jones
Fourth Official: Joe Simpson

Team News

Midfielder Dean Marney will miss out after his sending off at home to Portsmouth.

Shaun Whalley is out with a hamstring injury and Charlie Colkett has returned to Chelsea.

Summary

After a really positive result at Sunderland we dropped a little in the league and could do with three points to keep us out of immediate danger. Our home form and Fleetwood's away form suggest that the points may go to the home team. However, the Cod Army will want to put their 5-2 defeat at home to Portsmouth out of their minds and I expect a reaction to that in the way Fleetwood play. They have the players to do exactly that but if we keep the same level as we did at the Stadium of Light, we can get the result we all want.

COYB!!!

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Shrewsbury Town 0 Fleetwood Town 0

1 January 2019

Town earn a point after a 0-0 game with Fleetwood Town

Town: Steve Arnold, Ryan Haynes, Mat Sadler, Greg Docherty, Fejiri Okenabirhie, James Bolton, Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Lee Angol, 56), Luke Waterfall, Josh Laurent, Ollie Norburn, Anthony Grant (Alex Gilliead, 45).

Subs: Joel Coleman, Josh Emmanuel, Omar Beckles, Lee Angol, Lenell John-Lewis, Alex Gilliead, Ryan Sears.

Fleetwood: Alex Cairns, Lewie Coyle, Ashley Eastham, Wes Burns, Ched Evans (Conor McAleny, 80), Paddy Madden, Craig Morgan, Ross Wallace (Ashley Hunter, 71), James Husband, Harrison Biggins, James Wallace (Nathan Sheron, 80).

Subs: Paul Jones, Jason Holt, Kyle Dempsey, Conor McAleny, Cian Bolger, Ashley Hunter, Nathan Sheron.

Referee: Alan Young

Assistants: Chris Husband and Matthew Jones

Fourth official: Joe Simpson

Attendance: 5919 (109|)

The game came to an end with the score 0-0 at the final whistle. Neither team were able to take lead and secure all three points.

A good defensive display by the Town back four ensured the visitors were unable to break the Shrews down.

 

Team News:

Sam Ricketts made two changes to Town’s line up to face Fleetwood Town. Alex Gilliead and Lenell John-Lewis were both restored to the bench as Aaron Amadi-Holloway and Fejiri Okenabirhie both returned to the starting 11.

First Half:

Town came into this game looking to build on the solid start that sparked in Sunderland. The first 15 minutes had both teams fighting for the ball but Town were the side looking most comfortable.

Town were having half chances but nothing to cause the Cod Army back four too much stress. Aaron Amadi-Holloway looked sharp and constantly looked to pressurise the visitors back line. His link up play with Fejiri Okenabirhie also got off to a positive start.

James Bolton received a yellow card in the 30th minute for a challenge on Paddy Madden down the left wing.

Town had a great chance in the 33rd minute to break the deadlock in the game. A counter-attack sparked by great interception from Bolton saw Josh Laurent in a few yards of space on the edge of the Fleetwood box, but the midfielders effort was lashed wide of the post.

The half drew to a close with goalmouth action limited. Neither team were able to convincingly beat the defence to get an effort on goal. Town looked good in possession and never looked troubled with or without the ball.

Second Half:

Town started the second half with a more attacking impetus. Bolton came close to notching a goal just three minutes into the half. The defender found himself just inside the box to let off a shot, but his effort dragged just wide of post.

Town were putting the visitors under pressure as the half progressed towards the last 30 minutes. Second-half substitutions have Town that extra energy up top and made Fleetwood look uncomfortable – especially on the wings.

Alex Gilliead came agonisingly close to giving Town the lead in the 67th minute after a winding run. His long-range effort was driven just wide of the post.

Town were awarded a free-kick after the winger was tackled as he let off his shot but Ryan Haynes saw his effort hit the wall.

Luke Waterfall was given a yellow card in the 81st minute for a challenge in the middle of the park.

Steve Arnold had to make a critical save as the half was drawing to a close. Fleetwood saw the ball fall to them in the box, which put Wes Burns through on goal. Arnold cam storming from his line and averted any danger by grabbing a hold of the ball.

The game came to an end with the scores the same as they started. Neither team were able to take the lead and the points were shared.

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Ticket News

Fleetwood Town Ticket Details

30 December 2018

The ticket details for our Sky Bet League One game with Fleetwood Town

Shrewsbury Town v Fleetwood Town
Tuesday 1st January – 3pm Kick-Off
Montgomery Waters Meadow
Sky Bet League One

Tickets are now on sale for our home game with Fleetwood Town.

This game is valid for Season Ticket holders and they can turn up on the day and scan their card at the turnstiles for stadium entry. 

Match tickets are available before the day of the game and on the day of the match. 

Supporters are encouraged to buy in advance if they can to help beat the queues on matchday.

Ticket prices for a 2018/19 Sky Bet League One fixture can be found here

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 
•    In person at the Montgomery Waters Meadow ticket office 
•    By calling 01743 273943 
•    Via our online ticketing site - click here

Tickets bought online can be printed at home and scanned for stadium entry.

When buying online the following costs apply-

Print at Home = Free
Collect from STFC = Free
Standard post = £2.60
Special Delivery = £9.00
Add to FanCard = Free

U12s go free to every home SkyBet League One game during the 2018/19 season.

Supporters can get tickets via the popular FlexiTicket or you can use the new FanCard to save money on every home league game.

There are several options for the game if you would like to sample our matchday hospitality, you can see this here - Matchday Hospitality - or contact our Commercial team here - commercial@shrewsburytown.co.uk

If you can't make it to the game you can listen to full match commentary, or watch the game if you are an International fan, on IFollow Shrews or download the app here to listen if you are out and about - IFollow App.

Travel - There are a number of matchday buses from around the county and buses from town centre, details here Matchday Travel Plan.  There a number of parking options in and around the stadium, these can be viewed here Matchday Parking Options.

 

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