League Two
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town3HartlepoolHartlepool United0

Shrewsbury Town 3-0 Hartlepool

Shrewsbury Town striker Andy Mangan
Andy Mangan has now scored 10 goals this season, eight of which have come in League Two

Andy Mangan scored two goals and made another as Shrewsbury Town climbed to third in League Two with victory over bottom-of-the-table Hartlepool United.

An open and entertaining first half saw Liam Lawrence and Mark Ellis go close for the hosts, while Pools pair Michael Duckworth and Rakish Bingham were denied by goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.

But Shrewsbury dominated after the break, Mangan firing in the opener.

And, after teeing up James Collins for the second, Mangan headed number three.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"The game lasts for 90 minutes. Sometimes, if it doesn't quite work out in the first 45, it can click into gear and produce the three points.

"Hartlepool played well in the first half. But it was an easier second half. We tweaked a few things and started to find gaps and put players in there who would create good chances.

"Andy Mangan is a terrific player. It has paid dividends him coming back to full fitness from a knee injury. He has two goals to show for his efforts."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2Grandison
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Goldson
  • 12Gayle
  • 11Lawrence
  • 4Woods
  • 14WesolowskiSubstituted forGrantat 17'minutes
  • 3Demetriou
  • 19ManganSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 75'minutes
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forVernonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincent
  • 10Vernon
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 24Grant
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 27Randall

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 21Duckworth
  • 20Jones
  • 26Harrison
  • 2AustinBooked at 54mins
  • 7Franks
  • 14Woods
  • 31Tshibola
  • 11ComptonSubstituted forHawkinsat 73'minutes
  • 9HarewoodBooked at 43minsSubstituted forFenwickat 69'minutes
  • 29Bingham

Substitutes

  • 4Bates
  • 8Walker
  • 13Maxted
  • 16Featherstone
  • 17Fenwick
  • 18Hawkins
  • 23Smith
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,601

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home3
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Hartlepool United 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dan Jones (Hartlepool United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Post update

    Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Tshibola (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces Andy Mangan.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Scott Vernon replaces James Collins.

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