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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 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39