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New Meadow (ATT 4,298) 19th August 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Shrewsbury 4

A Mangan (7, 65)
J Akpa Akpro (pen 44)
C Goldson (45+1)

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Accrington 0

L Simpson (S/O 43)

Shrewsbury down Accrington

Last Updated: 19/08/14 11:25pm

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Andy Mangan: Amongst the goals

Andy Mangan: Amongst the goals

Shrewsbury had few problems as they cruised to a comfortable 4-0 victory over struggling Accrington Stanley.

The visitors might have taken a shock early lead when Will Hatfield fired wide, but they were quickly behind when goalkeeper Luke Simpson's attempted clearance struck Shrews striker Andy Mangan and rebounded in.

It set the tone for Micky Mellon's side to totally dominate but they had to wait until the 42nd minute to double their advantage.

Simpson was sent off for dragging down Mangan and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro converted the first penalty awarded to Shrewsbury for 16 months.

The home side moved further ahead on the stroke of half-time when defender Connor Goldson had time to control Liam Lawrence's corner and smash home from eight yards.

Shrewsbury controlled the second half and substitute keeper Jay Lynch, making his Football League debut, saved well from Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Ashley Vincent.

But he was powerless to prevent the hosts adding a fourth in the 65th minute when Akpa-Akpro's excellent cross from the left was headed home by Mangan, his second goal of the night against one of his former clubs.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 26 51
2 Burton Albion 26 50
3 Shrewsbury Town 26 48
4 Luton Town 25 46
5 Newport County AFC 26 46
6 Southend United 26 44
7 Stevenage 26 41
8 Exeter City 27 40
9 Plymouth Argyle 26 39
10 Bury 25 38
11 Morecambe 26 36
12 Cambridge United 25 35
13 AFC Wimbledon 25 33
14 Accrington Stanley 24 33
15 Northampton Town 26 31
16 Portsmouth 25 29
17 Oxford United 26 29
18 Cheltenham Town 26 29
19 York City 26 27
20 Mansfield Town 25 27
21 Carlisle United 26 27
22 Tranmere Rovers 25 26
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 26 17