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Accrington Stanley 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Kayode Odejayi

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:

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Post-match: Accrington boss Beattie

"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:

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Post-match: Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander

"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."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 2Murphy
  • 3Liddle
  • 4Joyce
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 11Naismith
  • 8Richardson
  • 44BowermanSubstituted forWebberat 61'minutes
  • 24Odejayi
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forWilsonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dunbavin
  • 9Webber
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Miller
  • 17Gray
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Windass

Fleetwood

  • 1Davies
  • 15McLaughlinSubstituted forBlairat 85'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forParkinat 89'minutes
  • 6Pond
  • 16Cresswell
  • 7Evans
  • 4MurdochSubstituted forDieseruvweat 78'minutes
  • 34Tyson
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 11Hughes

Substitutes

  • 5Roberts
  • 9Parkin
  • 14Hogan
  • 17Blair
  • 29Dieseruvwe
  • 32Carr
  • 33Lucas
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
1,699

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Steven Schumacher.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Conor McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Laurence Wilson replaces Piero Mingoia.

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.

Foul by Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Stewart Murdoch.

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

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

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.

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

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

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

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

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

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

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

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Danny Webber replaces George Bowerman.

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

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Liddle.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1896329141533
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1810262416832
4Rochdale1810262825332
5Fleetwood1810173123831
6Scunthorpe188642320330
7Burton189362220230
8Newport187742419528
9Dag & Red187652623327
10Wimbledon187562321226
11Morecambe187562325-226
12Exeter187472223-125
13Hartlepool187382120124
14Plymouth186571418-423
15Wycombe176472222022
16Cheltenham185762328-522
17Mansfield185672024-421
18Portsmouth175572530-520
19Accrington185581823-520
20Bury184681922-318
21York184682327-418
22Bristol Rovers183781320-716
23Torquay183691930-1115
24Northampton1835101424-1014
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