Deflected second-half goals from Neil Sorvel and Neil Ashton helped Shrewsbury to victory over Darlington.
Mark Stallard capitalised on an under-hit back-pass to give Shrewsbury the lead, but his team-mates then missed several chances to extend it.
Phil Stamp drove in an excellent free kick to equalise just before the half-time whistle.
But Sorvel restored Shrewsbury's lead soon after the break and Ashton made the game safe with 22 minutes left.
Shrewsbury: Hart, Herd (Walton 88), Whitehead, Hope, Ashton, Edwards, Tolley, Sorvel, McMenamin, Langmead, Stallard (Darby 83).
Subs Not Used: Sharp, Thompson, Jackson.
Goals: Stallard 8, Sorvel 51, Ashton 68.
Darlington: Bossu, Valentine, Hutchinson, Martis (Clarke 70), Kendrick, Dickman, Stamp (Sodje 71), Keltie, Logan (Wainwright 70), Johnson, Ndumbu-Nsungu.
Subs Not Used: Appleby, Norton.
Booked: Keltie, Valentine.
Goals: Stamp 45.
Ref: B Desmond (Gloucestershire).