League One strugglers Fleetwood and Shrewsbury play out goalless stalemate
Fleetwood and Shrewsbury did their League One survival hopes no favours as they shared the spoils in a grim relegation battle that ended goalless.
Chances were limited in a first half which served to highlight the problems of both teams struggling towards the bottom end of the table.
Shaun Whalley should have put the visitors ahead when Stephen Jordan unwittingly teed up the Shews man with Chris Maxwell parrying his shot before Whalley fired the rebound wide.
For Fleetwood, Ash Hunter stung the palms of Jayson Leutwiler with an early strike, while David Ball rounded off the first-half action as he blazed over a six-yard effort after decent approach play from on-loan Chelsea youngster Alex Kiwomya.
Devante Cole almost broke the deadlock for the hosts after the restart, getting a boot on Hunter's curled cross but his effort flew inches over the bar.
The Shews continued to press on the break with Jean Louis Akpa-Akpro almost carving a vital opening just after the hour mark only for Whalley to fire wide again.
Leutwiler continued to frustrate the hosts as he blocked a powerful shot from substitute David Henen, while Cole also came close but was unable to drive his effort through a crowded box.
Abu Ogogo was unlucky not to seal it for the visitors when he arrived at pace with the ball bouncing free in the Fleetwood box - but he somehow fired wide.