James Beattie's Accrington extended their unbeaten run to eight league matches as two late goals saw off Lancashire neighbours Fleetwood Town.

Peter Murphy was brought down inside the box and Danny Webber despatched the resulting spot-kick, before Kayode Odejayi fired in from close range.

Fleetwood's Antoni Sarcevic struck the crossbar in a quiet first half.

Ryan Cresswell later headed wide from eight yards before Stanley struck late to beat their local rivals.

Accrington have taken 18 points during their unbeaten sequence, having collected only two points from their first 10 league fixtures.

Meanwhile, with Oxford, Chesterfield and Rochdale all failing to register a victory on Tuesday, the Cod Army missed the chance to go top of League Two.

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Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm very proud of the lads. They're starting to produce results that I always believed were there. They're believing in themselves and enjoying their football.

"Fleetwood are one of the favourites for promotion. They looked fit and strong and they started really well. We did well to handle them in the first 20 minutes.

"Danny Webber and James Gray have been unlucky because the players that have come in for them have done well and they've had to have a stint on the sidelines. They've reacted magnificently to it - how I would want the players to react."

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"Up until the penalty, it was a game we weren't going to lose.

"We defended really solidly and created chances which we didn't take. You have to take your chances when they come along.

"We've given a poor penalty away and then after that, we lost our way a little bit in our decision-making and conceded another goal. After that, we didn't really look as if we were going to get a goal."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 02 Murphy
  • 03 Liddle
  • 04 Joyce
  • 05 Aldred
  • 06 Winnard
  • 11 Naismith
  • 08 Richardson
  • 44 Bowerman (Webber - 61' )
  • 24 Odejayi
  • 15 Mingoia (Wilson - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Dunbavin
  • 09 Webber
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 12 Miller
  • 17 Gray
  • 19 Wilson
  • 20 Windass

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 15 McLaughlin (Blair - 85' )
  • 20 Taylor
  • 08 Schumacher (Parkin - 89' )
  • 06 Pond
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 07 Evans
  • 04 Murdoch (Dieseruvwe - 78' )
  • 34 Tyson
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 11 Hughes

Substitutes

  • 05 Roberts
  • 09 Parkin
  • 14 Hogan
  • 17 Blair
  • 29 Dieseruvwe
  • 32 Carr
  • 33 Lucas
Ref: Oliver Langford
Att: 1,699

Match Stats

Shots

8 12

On target

4 0

Corners

6 7

Fouls

4 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +3:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

90:00 +3:00

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:59

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

90:00 +1:01

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:01

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

89:24

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

88:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Steven Schumacher.

87:57

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

86:47

Attempt missed. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Conor McLaughlin.

82:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Laurence Wilson replaces Piero Mingoia.

81:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Fleetwood Town 0. Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

78:45

Foul by Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley).

78:45

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Stewart Murdoch.

77:18

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:18

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

74:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

74:32

Penalty Accrington Stanley. Peter Murphy draws a foul in the penalty area.

74:32

Penalty conceded by Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

72:31

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

72:31

Nathan Tyson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:01

Attempt missed. Michael Richardson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

71:37

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

67:09

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

66:34

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

66:34

Nathan Tyson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:09

Attempt saved. Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

64:50

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

64:32

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

63:29

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:29

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

60:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces George Bowerman.

58:29

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:29

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

55:42

George Bowerman (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:42

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

55:01

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

51:49

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:49

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Fleetwood Town).

48:17

Hand ball by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

46:49

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

45:00

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

44:14

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

43:37

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

43:19

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

43:06

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

42:35

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

36:56

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:56

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

35:20

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Fleetwood Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

34:38

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

34:38

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:46

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

29:41

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

28:37

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

28:00

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

26:01

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

23:21

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

22:45

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

21:47

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

14:58

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

12:37

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

12:37

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:53

Attempt missed. Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

5:43

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

5:12

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

3:53

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

3:36

Attempt blocked. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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