James Beattie struck his first goal in three years as Accrington swept aside Lancashire neighbours Fleetwood.

After Youl Mawene fouled Romuald Boco in the area, Beattie converted the penalty to score for the first time in 54 matches.

George Miller doubled the lead from close range, and Boco scored a similar effort to make it 3-0 after the break.

Jamie McGuire fired in for the hosts, but defeat means they miss the opportunity to go into the top three.

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Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm shocked to be honest, but I've got to take responsibility. Most of my players couldn't pass the football and, as the manager, my job is to get them to pass the football.

"Defensively, we were all over the place. I've not seen anything like that for a long time.

"Again, as the manager, I'm supposed to coach them their defensive duties and obviously I haven't communicated that with them properly."

Accrington manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"To win 3-1 at a place like Fleetwood shows that the lads have conducted themselves fantastically. Not only did we win, but we played some very good football.

"I'm pleased with all aspects of our game because the home team will put you under pressure, and when they did, we coped with it very well.

"We took our chances at the right times and we thoroughly deserved to win."

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

7 6

Corners

5 4

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:20 Substitution

Substitution Craig Lindfield leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Schofield.

90:00 +2:07

James Gray has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +1:45

Barry Ferguson produces a cross, Conor McLaughlin takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

89:42

Dean Howell crosses the ball, Header by Rodrigo Branco from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

89:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Barry Nicholson from the right by-line, Aristote Nsiala manages to make a clearance.

88:26

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Nicholson.

88:04

Shot from 6 yards by Junior Brown. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

87:24

Barry Nicholson crosses the ball, Peter Murphy manages to make a clearance.

86:59

The ball is crossed by Steve McNulty, George Miller manages to make a clearance.

84:27

Junior Brown produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

83:12

The ball is swung over by David Ball.

80:53

Inswinging corner taken by Romuald Boco from the left by-line played to the near post, Barry Nicholson manages to make a clearance.

80:05

Corner taken by George Miller from the right by-line to the near post, Padraig Amond takes a shot. Steve McNulty gets a block in.

79:47

Romuald Boco takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

79:10

Junior Brown produces a cross, Aristote Nsiala gets a block in.

78:28

The ball is crossed by Conor McLaughlin, clearance by Dean Winnard.

77:58

A cross is delivered by Dean Howell.

75:20

The ball is crossed by Junior Brown.

72:28

The ball is crossed by Dean Howell, Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

69:29

The ball is sent over by Craig Lindfield.

66:59 Substitution

Substitution (Accrington Stanley) makes a substitution, with Padraig Amond coming on for James Beattie.

66:17

Assist on the goal came from Barry Nicholson.

66:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie McGuire - Fleetwood 1 - 3 Accrington Jamie McGuire gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Fleetwood Town 1-3 Accrington Stanley.

65:58

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Barry Nicholson,

65:09

David Ball takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

63:38

A cross is delivered by Dean Howell.

62:48 Substitution

Substitution James Gray on for Lee Molyneux.

62:48 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Obeng leaves the field to be replaced by Rodrigo Branco.

62:15 Booking

Booking Romuald Boco is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

61:37

James Beattie provided the assist for the goal.

61:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Romuald Boco - Fleetwood 0 - 3 Accrington Romuald Boco scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Fleetwood Town 0-3 Accrington Stanley.

61:35

James Beattie crosses the ball,

61:06

James Beattie takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a save.

59:16

The ball is swung over by Junior Brown, clearance by Peter Murphy.

58:41

David Ball has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

58:18

The official flags Romuald Boco offside. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

57:40

The referee blows for offside against Romuald Boco. Youl Mawene takes the indirect free kick.

57:18

A cross is delivered by Craig Lindfield, clearance by Conor McLaughlin.

57:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Lindfield by Barry Nicholson. Lee Molyneux takes the direct free kick.

55:27

Barry Nicholson takes the direct free kick. Barry Nicholson takes a shot. Shot by Jamie McGuire from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

55:27 Booking

Booking Aristote Nsiala is shown a yellow card.

55:17

Aristote Nsiala challenges Jamie McGuire unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:09

Close range header by Curtis Obeng misses to the right of the goal.

53:09

Shot from deep inside the area by Craig Lindfield clears the crossbar.

52:22

Foul by George Miller on Jamie McGuire, free kick awarded. Barry Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

51:58

The ball is crossed by Dean Howell, clearance made by Dean Winnard.

51:21

Unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire by Luke Joyce results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

50:41

Unfair challenge on George Miller by Barry Nicholson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

50:08

Shot from long distance by James Beattie goes over the bar.

48:20

The ball is swung over by Conor McLaughlin, Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

46:36

Shot from just outside the area by David Ball misses to the right of the target.

46:22

The ball is swung over by Conor McLaughlin, clearance by Michael Liddle.

45:27

Romuald Boco takes a shot from 18 yards. Scott Davies makes a save.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Damien Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Nicholson.

45:00 +3:13 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:44

Corner taken left-footed by Dean Howell from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Youl Mawene misses to the right of the goal.

45:00 +0:49

Unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire by Peter Murphy results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Dean Howell from the free kick, Lee Molyneux gets a block in.

44:50

Damien Johnson produces a cross, blocked by Peter Murphy. Damien Johnson sends in a cross. Dean Howell produces a cross, clearance made by George Miller.

43:39

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

41:36

The ball is delivered by Conor McLaughlin, George Miller manages to make a clearance.

41:13

The ball is delivered by Conor McLaughlin, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

39:34

Dean Howell crosses the ball, Peter Murphy manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Damien Johnson from 18 yards. Blocked by Aristote Nsiala.

37:58

Centre by Dean Howell.

37:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Murphy on Curtis Obeng. Dean Howell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Luke Joyce manages to make a clearance.

35:10

Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.

35:10 Booking

Booking Junior Brown goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

35:03

Unfair challenge on Craig Lindfield by Junior Brown results in a free kick.

33:29

Unfair challenge on David Ball by Peter Murphy results in a free kick. Dean Howell restarts play with the free kick.

31:55

Foul by Aristote Nsiala on Jamie McGuire, free kick awarded. Dean Howell takes the direct free kick.

30:33

Barry Ferguson takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

30:02

David Ball takes a shot. Aristote Nsiala gets a block in.

28:38

James Beattie concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.

27:27

David Ball challenges Craig Lindfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

27:11

David Ball produces a cross, clearance made by Aristote Nsiala.

26:26

Youl Mawene gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Beattie. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

25:24

Michael Liddle fouled by Conor McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

20:24

Curtis Obeng sends in a cross, Dean Winnard manages to make a clearance.

16:38

Assist by James Beattie.

16:38 Goal scored

Goal! - George Miller - Fleetwood 0 - 2 Accrington George Miller scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Fleetwood Town 0-2 Accrington Stanley.

16:25

The ball is crossed by Romuald Boco.

16:09

The ball is swung over by Curtis Obeng, clearance by Dean Winnard.

12:00

George Miller challenges Damien Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.

11:26

Conor McLaughlin crosses the ball, save by Ian Dunbavin.

8:32

Romuald Boco provided the assist for the goal.

8:32 Goal scored

Goal! - James Beattie - Fleetwood 0 - 1 Accrington Penalty taken right-footed by James Beattie and scored. Fleetwood Town 0-1 Accrington Stanley.

6:25

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Molyneux, Youl Mawene makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Lee Molyneux from the right by-line to the near post, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Romuald Boco by Youl Mawene.

5:28

Centre by Conor McLaughlin, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

3:36

Unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire by Aristote Nsiala results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Barry Ferguson.

2:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Ball. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.

1:41

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Howell from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Craig Lindfield.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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