Delighted Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner felt his side deserved their 2-0 derby triumph over local rivals Hereford at Edgar Street.
First-half strikes from Terry Gornell and James Collins kept Town's promotion push from League Two on track on Saturday.
"It's another three points for us - I thought we won the game in the first half," Turner said.
"In the second, it had got a bit scrappy when we didn't pass the ball particularly well, but I thought we deserved the win.
"Our strikers have had a lean time of late but we scored two goals - the first was well worked and the second an individual strike. Overall it was a good result for us.
"We knew it was going to be difficult, being a local derby, and sooner or later Hereford are going to start winning a few games. So we are pleased to have got the game out of the way and have got the three points.
"Our aim is to get promotion this season and our win keeps the pressure on the top three, so the points were very important."