Double for Ball as Fleetwood cruise past Shrewsbury
David Ball's double saw Shrewsbury drop to the foot of the League One table as Fleetwood stormed to a 3-0 win at Highbury.
Shrewsbury frustrated Fleetwood in the opening stages but Uwe Rosler's side finally found a way through in the latter stages of the half to continue their record of scoring in every league game.
Amari'i Bell fed Devante Cole on the left and he fizzed the ball across the six-yard box for Northern Ireland full-back Conor McLaughlin to fire home in the 38th minute.
Bell was again influential as the hosts doubled their lead, pulling back for Ball to net his seventh of the season in the 53rd minute, after Shrewsbury had failed to fully clear
Ball was in the action 20 minutes later as the forward sublimely wrapped his right foot around the ball and curled it into the top corner from just outside the box.
The striker carved out a number of late opportunities but just missed out on completing his hat-trick as Fleetwood moved up to eighth and within a point of a play-off spot, while a win for Chesterfield condemned Shrewsbury to bottom place after consecutive losses.