League Two
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Shrewsbury Town 4-0 Accrington Stanley

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."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 12Gayle
  • 6Goldson
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 3Demetriou
  • 7VincentSubstituted forCatonat 70'minutes
  • 14WesolowskiSubstituted forWoodsat 75'minutes
  • 11Lawrence
  • 22ClarkSubstituted forRobinsonat 63'minutes
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 19Mangan

Substitutes

  • 2Grandison
  • 4Woods
  • 9Collins
  • 10Vernon
  • 17Caton
  • 18Robinson
  • 21Halstead

Accrington

  • 12SimpsonBooked at 43mins
  • 16Hunt
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 28Mustoe
  • 15Mingoia
  • 4Joyce
  • 8Windass
  • 10HatfieldSubstituted forNaismithat 80'minutes
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forLynchat 43'minutes
  • 9GraySubstituted forCarverat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7McCartan
  • 11Naismith
  • 14Carver
  • 19Lynch
  • 20Goulding
  • 23Alabi
  • 25Atkinson
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,298

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 4, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 4, Accrington Stanley 0.
Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).
Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).
Attempt missed. James Caton (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Tom Aldred.
Andy Robinson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).
Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).
Andy Robinson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Kal Naismith replaces Will Hatfield.
Attempt missed. Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Josh Windass.
Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by James Caton (Shrewsbury Town).
Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Woods replaces James Wesolowski.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces James Gray.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.
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.
Foul by Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town).
Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

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

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.
Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).
James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Robinson replaces Jordan Clark.
Attempt saved. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt saved. Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.
Attempt blocked. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.
Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

Half Time

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

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.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jay Lynch replaces George Bowerman.

Dismissal

Luke Simpson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Penalty Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Luke Simpson (Accrington Stanley) after a foul in the penalty area.
Hand ball by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).
Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).
Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jordan Mustoe.
Ashley Vincent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Mustoe (Accrington Stanley).
Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Morecambe330059
2Burton330039
3Shrewsbury321057
4Portsmouth321037
5Wimbledon321027
6Cheltenham321027
7Wycombe320126
8Southend320126
9Mansfield320116
10Plymouth311124
11Tranmere311114
12Bury311114
13Cambridge311104
14Luton311104
15Northampton3111-14
16Stevenage3111-14
17York303003
18Dag & Red3102-23
19Carlisle3012-31
20Exeter3012-41
21Oxford Utd3003-30
22Newport3003-40
23Hartlepool3003-50
24Accrington3003-60
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