Shrewsbury picked up their second home win in four days to go third as a third straight defeat plunged 10-man Stanley to the bottom of the League Two table.

The hosts were ahead when Accrington goalkeeper Luke Simpson's clearance rebounded in off Andy Mangan.

Simpson was then sent off for fouling Mangan and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro scored the subsequent penalty.

Connor Goldson smashed home a third on the stroke of half-time before Mangan headed home Akpa Akpro's cross.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"Goals, three points, a clean sheet - to win the way we did is obviously very pleasing.

"Two goals for Andy Mangan. That's why I brought him here. He wanted his hat-trick, and he wants to score all the time.

"We've not had a penalty for about 17 months, and Akpa Akpro was confident enough to pick up the ball and stroke it into the back of the net - and a goal from Connor Goldson too from a set play, which is pleasing.

"It could've been more than four, but I'm not going to be greedy because at the end of the day we wanted the result."

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"If we want to win football matches, we can't give goals away like that. We'll all sit down on Thursday and watch the video, which will be interesting.

"The lads are devastated but the only thing we can do is keep working hard and get ready for Saturday."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Leutwiler
  • 12 Gayle
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 14 Wesolowski (Woods - 75' )
  • 06 Goldson
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 07 Vincent (Caton - 70' )
  • 11 Lawrence
  • 19 Mangan
  • 26 Akpa-Akpro
  • 22 Clark (Robinson - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Grandison
  • 04 Woods
  • 09 Collins
  • 10 Vernon
  • 17 Caton
  • 18 Robinson
  • 21 Halstead

Accrington Stanley

  • 12 Simpson Dismissed
  • 16 Hunt
  • 28 Mustoe
  • 04 Joyce
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 15 Mingoia
  • 08 Windass
  • 09 Gray (Carver - 75' Booked )
  • 44 Bowerman (Lynch - 43' )
  • 10 Hatfield (Naismith - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 07 McCartan
  • 11 Naismith
  • 14 Carver
  • 19 Lynch
  • 20 Goulding
  • 23 Alabi
  • 25 Atkinson
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 4,298

Match Stats

Shots

16 6

On target

8 1

Corners

10 1

Fouls

6 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 4, Accrington Stanley 0.

90:00 +2:42 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 4, Accrington Stanley 0.

90:00 +2:05

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

90:00 +2:05

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:29 Booking

Booking Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:22

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:22

Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

84:58

Attempt missed. James Caton (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

84:47

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

83:56

Andy Robinson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:56

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

82:44

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:44

Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

80:26

Andy Robinson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:26

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

79:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kal Naismith replaces Will Hatfield.

78:56

Attempt missed. Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

78:06

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Josh Windass.

75:48

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:24

Foul by James Caton (Shrewsbury Town).

75:24

Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Woods replaces James Wesolowski.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces James Gray.

70:47

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

70:31

Attempt saved. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

70:17

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town).

70:17

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:22

Attempt missed. Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

69:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. James Caton replaces Ashley Vincent.

68:32

Attempt saved. Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

64:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 4, Accrington Stanley 0. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

62:41

Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).

62:41

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Robinson replaces Jordan Clark.

60:42

Attempt saved. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

59:21

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

55:06

Attempt saved. Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

51:56

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

50:51

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

50:40

Attempt blocked. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

50:08

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

47:43

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:43

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

45:00

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +4:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +0:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Accrington Stanley 0. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:28

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

43:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Accrington Stanley 0. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

42:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jay Lynch replaces George Bowerman.

42:01 Dismissal

Dismissal Luke Simpson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

42:00

Penalty Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan draws a foul in the penalty area.

41:53

Penalty conceded by Luke Simpson (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.

39:19

Hand ball by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

37:23

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

37:23

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:39

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:39

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

35:45

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jordan Mustoe.

31:11

Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:11

Foul by Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley).

30:26

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:23

Foul by Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town).

28:00

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jay Lynch.

25:13

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

24:08

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

22:28

Attempt missed. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

20:56

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

17:44

Attempt missed. Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

17:01

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

16:37

James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:37

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

11:57

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jordan Mustoe.

11:10

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:10

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

9:29

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

6:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

5:53

Attempt missed. Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

3:04

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

0:35

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

0:35

Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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