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Accrington Stanley 3-2 Stevenage

Sean McConville was the hero in another Accrington comeback as Stanley beat Stevenage at home.

In their last home game against Port Vale, the Reds were 2-0 down but claimed three points thanks to a McConville double and a Billy Kee strike - and history repeated itself at the Crown Ground.

Stevenage took the lead when Matt Godden tucked the ball into the bottom corner of the net after latching on to a pass from Mark McKee.

The visitors made it 2-0 when Accrington failed to clear their lines and McKee fired home from the edge of the area on 38 minutes.

Winger McConville started the fightback against Port Vale in the 51st minute but started this one in first-half stoppage time from a 20-yard free-kick.

Stevenage were still a threat and Jack King hit the top of the crossbar.

But Stanley levelled with 20 minutes left with a short corner to Kee, and he turned and squeezed the ball home for his 18th goal of the season.

Stevenage hit the frame of the goal for a second time as substitute Danny Newton went close before the visitors failed to clear their lines and McConville lashed home the winner from 15 yard with 12 minutes left.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 2DunneBooked at 56mins
  • 32RodgersSubstituted forSousaat 59'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Donacien
  • 26Johnson
  • 6Nolan
  • 8Brown
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 61mins
  • 10Jackson
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 16Maxted
  • 17Sousa
  • 19Rowan
  • 28Conneely

Stevenage

  • 13King
  • 5Franks
  • 4KingBooked at 45mins
  • 33WilmotBooked at 18mins
  • 20VancootenBooked at 61mins
  • 14Amos
  • 2SmithSubstituted forBowditchat 84'minutes
  • 30McKee
  • 11GoddardSubstituted forKennedyat 74'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forNewtonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fryer
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 10Kennedy
  • 18Conlon
  • 19Newton
  • 22Bowditch
  • 28Lokko
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
1,324

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Stevenage 2.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay in match Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

Attempt blocked. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark McKee (Stevenage).

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dean Bowditch.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ben Wilmot.

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

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Bowditch replaces Jonathan Smith.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley).

Alex Revell (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Stevenage 2. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Erico Sousa.

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).

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

Danny Newton (Stevenage) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Alex Revell (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ben Kennedy replaces John Goddard.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Danny Newton replaces Matt Godden.

Attempt saved. John Goddard (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley).

Alex Revell (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton31196667303763
2Wycombe30167759431655
3Notts County30159652331954
4Mansfield301411546331353
5Accrington29164951361552
6Exeter29163104034651
7Swindon30163114742551
8Coventry301551035231250
9Lincoln City301310743301349
10Colchester31121094237546
11Newport31121094138346
12Crawley31136123436-245
13Carlisle30118114241141
14Stevenage31108134044-438
15Cambridge30108122841-1338
16Cheltenham3199134146-536
17Grimsby3299142944-1536
18Yeovil3097144350-734
19Port Vale3197153441-734
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3092193553-1829
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3057182946-1722
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