Fleetwood 2-1 Shrewsbury: Joey Barton's side see off Shrews
Last Updated: 13/10/18 6:08pm
Fleetwood picked up their second home win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury.
The Cod Army had the Shrews on the back foot from the off as Wes Burns, Ash Hunter and Ryan Taylor all tried their luck.
Fleetwood were ahead in the 19th minute as Paddy Madden nodded home his fifth goal of the campaign from a Hunter cross.
It has been a lethal combination so far, winger Hunter creating four of Madden's five goals and providing 10 assists in total after just 13 games.
Fleetwood doubled their advantage in the 28th minute as Burns lit up the pitch.
The forward picked up the ball in the middle of the park and beat three Shrewsbury players before sliding the ball to Madden on the edge of the box and sweeping home the return pass.
John Askey switched to 4-3-3 in the second half and his side came out fighting having walked off at the break to a smattering of boos from the travelling supporters.
Shaun Whalley did the damage, sliding the ball through to Josh Laurent who fired past Cairns in the 57th minute.
It was an enthralling second half, with home goalkeeper Alex Cairns ensuring his side took maximum points with a great reaction save to keep out ex-Fleetwood player Aaron Amadi-Holloway's header in stoppage time.