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Fleetwood Town Match Preview

17 January 2020

Marcus Braddock looks ahead to the weekend's trip to Fleetwood

It's off to Lancashire for Shrewsbury Town this weekend with Fleetwood as their ultimate destination. The Cod Army looked like a well motivated team when they beat us at home in late September. At the time, I thought they looked like a team that were going places and that may well still be the case but their form since the start of December might suggest otherwise. In their last ten games, Fleetwood fans have seen their team win just twice, at Rochdale and Crawley. Their last five games have been a little worse with no wins and two defeats. However, none of their recent defeats have been huge capitulations, just the odd goal between them and their opposition deciding games. They've also played some difficult teams recently like Sunderland, Portsmouth and an in form Burton Albion, so we're not really talking about a complete turnaround in performances, just the fine margins we often see in football. Despite their drop in form, their goal difference is still +7, better than a few teams above them and higher than anyone below them, so this is a team that can still score goals. Their home form is still pretty good too with just the one defeat and seven wins from their twelve home games in Skybet League One. That one defeat was at the hands of Ipswich in early October and since then they've been picking up most of the available points at home.

Top Scorers

Paddy Madden 13
Ched Evans 7
Josh Morris


Lewie Coyle 5
Wes Burns 4 

Clean Sheets

Three at home and one away.


Fleetwood have only failed to score in 17% of their home games.

They score more goals in the last 15 minutes than any other time with six. They also look like they start well with six goals in the opening fifteen minutes of both halves.

They've drawn over 30% of their home games in League One.

At home the Cod army score twice as many goals in the second half as in the first with 12 scored in the second half this season.

They're the sixth best team at home, so far this season with 25 points from 12 games.


Christopher Sarginson from Staffordshire. Games this season: 22. Yellow cards: 58. Red cards:1.

Squad News

You may have heard the bad news that we're losing Ryan Giles because he's been recalled by Wolves as cover for the first team. The good news is that Romaine Vincalot is apparently well on the way to recovering from his operation.


This is going to be another hard game, we've seen what Fleetwood can do if we're not at our best but they're in a poor patch themselves. If we could take the motivation and determination from the Bristol City game into this one, I feel sure we can get something. Three points would be lovely but unexpected and as ever, a draw away has to be seen as a reasonable return.



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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Fleetwood Town 2 Shrewsbury Town 2

18 January 2020

Shrewsbury Town earn a point on the road against Fleetwood Town.

Fleetwood: Alex Cairns, Lewie Coyle, Danny Andrew, Callum Connolly, Harry Soutar, Wes Burns, Kyle Dempsey, Ched Evans, Paul Coutts, Paddy Madden Jack Sowerby (Josh Morris, 76).

Subs: Matt Gilks, Ashley Eastham, Conor McAleny, Josh Morris, Harrison Biggins, Harvey Saunders, James Hill.

Town: Max O’Leary, Aaron Pierre, Scott Golbourne (Scott Golbourne, 45), David Edwards (Daniel Udoh, 61), Ro-Shaun Williams, Shaun Whalley, Ollie Norburn, Callum Lang (Jason Cummings, 68), Donald Love, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Josh Laurent.

Subs: Joe Murphy, Omar Beckles, Brad Walker, Sean Goss, Daniel Udoh, Jason Cummings, Sam Hart.

Referee: Chris Sarginson

Assistants: I. Smedley and K. Mulraine

Fourth official: W. Smith

The Shrews' visit to Fleetwood Town ended with Sam Ricketts and his team taking a point away from Highbury Stadium.

Town took the lead twice through Shaun Whalley and Jason Cummings but ended up taking a point after The Cod Army battled back twice to earn the draw.

First Half:

The opening 10 minutes started with both teams battling for possession and looking to make positive waves of play - but it was The Cod Army who managed the first opportunity. Ched Evans connected well on the half-volley but Max O’Leary was equal to the effort. Town’s keeper then had to parry away a second effort and clear the ball from danger.

Wes Burns came close for the home side just after the 30-minute mark. The wide-man picked up the ball just inside the box but couldn’t find the target with a powerfully hit effort.

It was Town’s turn to have a chance at goal, and Salop nearly made it count. Shaun Whalley received a pass just outside The Cod Army box and let off a stinging shot. Unfortunately for the winger, the ball hit the bar and bounced away from danger.

However, the next chance that came The Shrews way was converted. Callum Lang saw his effort parried into the path of Whalley and the Salop man pounced to poke the ball home from close range.

The half ends with Whalley’s effort being the pivotal moment in the first 45 minutes.

Second Half:

The home side started the game in the best way possible by pulling back onto level terms. Lewie Coyle found space inside the box and cut his shot across the goal well to find the back of the net on 48 minutes.

Ollie Norburn was shown a yellow card with 56 minutes on the clock. The midfielder slid in for a tackle but timed his challenge late.

The lead was nearly restored for Sam Ricketts’ team with just over an hour on the timer. Lang picked up a loose ball in the Fleetwood half but his driven cross towards Daniel Udoh was well cut out.

Town were continually pushing for another goal, as were the away side. This paved the way for an open game. With 10 minutes left on the clock, The Shrews were putting pressure on The Cod Army defence.

The Shrews managed to make that pressure count and found the back of the net on 82 minutes. Second-half substitute Jason Cummings managed to run into the opposition box and smash the ball into the corner.

Just five minutes later, the home side managed to pull level once again. Josh Morris fired a vicious effort towards goal from inside the box and found the net for his team - bringing The Cod Army level again.

The tie came to an end with Salop taking a point away from Highbury Stadium.

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Ticket News

Fleetwood Town Ticket Details

15 January 2020

Ticket details for our Sky Bet League One trip to Highbury Stadium

Fleetwood Town v Shrewsbury Town
Saturday 18th January - 3 pm kick-off
Highbury Stadium
Sky Bet League One

Tickets are now on sale for our Sky Bet League One trip to Highbury Stadium.

We have been allocated an initial 400 tickets for the game.

Parkside (Seating)

Adult - £24
Over 65 - £19
Under 25 - £19
Under 16 - £8
Under 5 - Free

Percy Ronson (Standing)

Adult - £22
Over 65 - £17
Under 25 - £17
Under 16 - £7
Under 5 - Free

Disabled supporters pay the full price for their age category with a carer admitted free. Proof of entitlement to DLA must be provided.

Supporter Liaison (SLO) is Wayne Bibby and he can be contacted on

Tickets go off sale from the STFC ticket office at 3 pm on Friday 20th November.

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

Away tickets are set up online with the following delivery options:

Standard post 
Special delivery
Collect from Shrewsbury Town - Free

Any tickets for away games not collected will be taken to the away game on the day.

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.

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