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Accrington Stanley 0-1 Stevenage

Matt Godden scored the winning goal as Stevenage overcame Accrington Stanley 1-0 to make it three League Two away wins on the bounce.

In conditions made tricky by persistent rain, Stanley dominated the first half but could not take their chances.

Jordan Clark's early shot was punched away by keeper Jamie Jones, while Stanley defender Zac Vyner came close with a 20-yard effort and Shay McCartan's mazy run into the area ended with his shot being deflected onto the roof of the net.

On the stroke of half-time Omar Beckles then raced onto the end of a Sean McConville corner but his powerful header went just over the bar.

But the visitors controlled the second half and there were several goalmouth scrambles before the Boro pressure finally told.

On 71 minutes, Godden collected the ball on the edge of the area from a long pass forward and his shot squirmed under goalkeeper Elliot Parish.

But Stevenage keeper Jones had to pull off a superb save to deny John O'Sullivan an equaliser three minutes from time.

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Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Parish
  • 6VynerBooked at 81mins
  • 5Beckles
  • 2PearsonBooked at 55mins
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 72mins
  • 14Boco
  • 28Conneely
  • 8BrownSubstituted forLaceyat 82'minutes
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 67'minutes
  • 10McCartan
  • 9GornellSubstituted forKeeat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 15Taylor-Fletcher
  • 17Lacey
  • 20Chapman
  • 22Ogle
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 29Kee

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 5Franks
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 14Kennedy
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 61mins
  • 4King
  • 17GormanSubstituted forWellsat 78'minutes
  • 24GoddenBooked at 55minsSubstituted forMcAnuffat 90'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 13McKirdySubstituted forLeeat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McAnuff
  • 9Liburd
  • 11Pett
  • 16Day
  • 19Wells
  • 22Lee
  • 23Cowans
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
1,283

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Stevenage 1.

Booking

Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage).

Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Seamus Conneely.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Attempt blocked. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jobi McAnuff replaces Matt Godden.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley).

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

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

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Paddy Lacey replaces Scott Brown.

Booking

Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley).

Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Wells replaces Dale Gorman.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Billy Kee replaces Terry Gornell.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Stevenage 1. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack King.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Harry McKirdy.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt blocked. Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. John O'Sullivan replaces Jordan Clark.

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122328171138
2Carlisle1797130191134
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Luton1786327151230
5Portsmouth1784528171128
6Grimsby177462320325
7Blackpool176652920924
8Yeovil177371822-424
9Crewe175842020023
10Wycombe176472022-222
11Mansfield175751820-222
12Notts County176472228-622
13Stevenage166372324-121
14Barnet174942225-321
15Accrington175571922-320
16Crawley175571825-720
17Morecambe176292033-1320
18Hartlepool174762630-419
19Cambridge175481722-519
20Leyton Orient175392022-218
21Cheltenham173951922-318
22Newport164572122-117
23Colchester174582026-617
24Exeter1751111925-616
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