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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Morecambe

Billy Kee scored the winning goal as title-chasing Accrington closed the gap on leaders Luton to one point with a hard-fought win over Morecambe.

Kee celebrated his 21st goal of the season, firing home from the penalty spot in first-half injury time after Kayden Jackson had been felled by Morecambe defender Dean Winnard to send Stanley to a seventh successive home win.

It was a scrappy game, with Stanley dominating the first half. Scott Brown stung the fingers of Barry Roche while the goalkeeper's legs denied Jackson.

Gregg Wylde had Morecambe's first real chance when he ran with the ball into a decent position but his strike was over the bar.

Stanley were awarded a penalty for a foul on Jackson and Kee, who has been strong from the spot this season, made no mistake.

Morecambe created the better chances in the second half, veteran striker Kevin Ellison curling an effort just wide while Brown's goal-bound effort for Stanley was blocked by Winnard.

Alex Kenyon thought he had drawn Morecambe level but his glancing header was inches over while Steven Old also saw his header cleared off the line as the Shrimps remained in 21st spot.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 26Johnson
  • 3Hughes
  • 2Dunne
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 28Conneely
  • 8BrownBooked at 63mins
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee
  • 10JacksonBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6Nolan
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 16Maxted
  • 17Sousa
  • 32Rodgers

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 6Winnard
  • 5OldBooked at 85mins
  • 14Conlan
  • 24RoseBooked at 73mins
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forFlemingat 61'minutes
  • 21Wylde
  • 15WildigSubstituted forLangat 57'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 28McGurkSubstituted forThompsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thompson
  • 8Fleming
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 17Lund
  • 29Lang
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
1,769

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Morecambe 0.

Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Steven Old (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

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

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Garry Thompson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Garry Thompson replaces Adam McGurk because of an injury.

Booking

Michael Rose (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Steven Old (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley).

Callum Lang (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gregg Wylde (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton35209675354069
2Accrington35215959382168
3Notts County361711857372062
4Wycombe35188967511662
5Mansfield351613654361861
6Exeter33184114437758
7Swindon35183145551457
8Coventry341661238281054
9Lincoln City35141294738954
10Carlisle36159125245754
11Crawley35156144143-251
12Colchester351311114541450
13Newport351213104446-249
14Cambridge361310133646-1049
15Stevenage35119154651-542
16Cheltenham361011154953-441
17Yeovil34108164655-938
18Forest Green35107184259-1737
19Crewe35113214157-1636
20Grimsby3699183053-2336
21Morecambe34811153445-1135
22Port Vale3498173749-1235
23Chesterfield3486203561-2630
24Barnet3578203352-1929
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