League Two
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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

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 3, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

Foul by Dan Jones (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury Town).

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

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.

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

Foul by Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

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

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.

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

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jonathan Franks.

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Scott Vernon replaces James Collins.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Lewis Hawkins replaces Jack Compton.

Attempt missed. Scott Fenwick (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Scott Fenwick replaces Marlon Harewood.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 3, Hartlepool United 0. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bobby Grant.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

Attempt saved. Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Hartlepool United 0. James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andy Mangan.

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dan Jones.

Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Neil Austin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Austin (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe26149340211951
2Burton26155636251150
3Shrewsbury26146636162048
4Luton25137529171246
5Newport2613763629746
6Southend2612862722544
7Stevenage2612593732541
8Exeter2711793637-140
9Plymouth26116929181139
10Bury2511593631538
11Morecambe26106102624236
12Cambridge251051039291035
13Wimbledon2596103536-133
14Accrington24103113440-633
15Northampton2694133738-131
16Portsmouth2578102731-429
17Oxford Utd2678112834-629
18Cheltenham2678112336-1329
19York2651292631-527
20Mansfield2576122133-1227
21Carlisle2683153247-1527
22Tranmere2568112630-426
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2645171846-2817
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