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Accrington Stanley 2-1 Mansfield Town

Accrington striker Billy Kee bundled home a stoppage-time winner to end pre-season promotion favourites Mansfield's unbeaten start to the League Two season.

Sean McConville's corner was not cleared and, in a goalmouth melee, Kee scrambled home his third goal of the campaign two minutes into added time to seal a 2-1 victory for the hosts.

Stanley opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Kayden Jackson got the ball in the box from Janoi Donacien, turned and slotted it low into the far corner of the net. It was former Barnsley frontman Jackson's fourth goal in three league games.

Mansfield equalised after 25 minutes when Danny Rose flicked the ball over keeper Aaron Chapman and it fell to Lee Angol, who had the easy task of firing into an empty net for his first Stags goal.

It was a fiery first half with Paul Digby and Zander Diamond both off-target for Mansfield, while Omar Beckles headed wide for Stanley.

After the break, both sides had chances to win it with Mansfield's Krystian Pearce heading wide from a corner while, at the other end, Mark Hughes headed over and Jackson had a goalbound shot blocked before Kee popped up with the winner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 3HughesBooked at 30mins
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 12Beckles
  • 7Clark
  • 28Conneely
  • 6Nolan
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee
  • 10Jackson

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 9Edwards
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 15Sykes
  • 16Bloch Jorgensen
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 20Ogle

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Logan
  • 16White
  • 6Diamond
  • 5PearceBooked at 90mins
  • 3Benning
  • 10Anderson
  • 11Atkinson
  • 4Digby
  • 22HamiltonSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 74'minutes
  • 9AngolSubstituted forMellisat 86'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forSpencerat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bennett
  • 8Mellis
  • 12Olejnik
  • 15Spencer
  • 18Mirfin
  • 21Sterling-James
  • 26Byrom
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
1,645

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Spencer (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

    Zander Diamond (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Hayden White (Mansfield Town).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Mansfield Town 1. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Krystian Pearce.

  11. Booking

    Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jacob Mellis replaces Lee Angol.

  16. Post update

    Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paul Anderson (Mansfield Town).

  18. Post update

    Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Paul Digby (Mansfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Lee Angol (Mansfield Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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