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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Accrington fought back to draw with Fleetwood as both teams extended their unbeaten runs in League One.

Cian Bolger put Joey Barton's side ahead in the first half but Sean McConville levelled for Stanley with 20 minutes left to extend each side's unbeaten league run to seven games.

It was all Accrington in the opening stages but despite Sam Finley firing past a post the visitors could not break the deadlock.

They paid the price for not making the most of their dominance as Ash Hunter's free-kick from the left was glanced home by Bolger just before half-time.

Finley had another big chance in the second half but a combination of Ashley Eastham and Alex Cairns thwarted the former Fylde man's angled effort.

Fleetwood failed to add a second and it was Accrington's turn to make their opponents pay.

The equaliser came from McConville, whose father Peter played with Barton's dad in non-league football, as he latched on to a throw in to score.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 69mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bolger
  • 26Husband
  • 17Madden
  • 4Holt
  • 25MarneySubstituted forWallaceat 67'minutes
  • 22Hunter
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forDempseyat 12'minutes
  • 14LongSubstituted forBigginsat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Spurr
  • 8Dempsey
  • 11Grant
  • 16Jones
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 38Wallace

Accrington

  • 30Ripley
  • 2Johnson
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 3Hughes
  • 24Wilmer-Anderton
  • 7Clark
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forBarlaserat 61'minutes
  • 8BrownSubstituted forZanzalaat 61'minutes
  • 11McConville
  • 14FinleyBooked at 67mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 9Zanzala
  • 10Hall
  • 15Sykes
  • 22Mingoia
  • 26Barlaser
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
3,355

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Chris Long.

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt missed. James Wallace (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by James Wallace (Fleetwood Town).

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt saved. Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

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

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Wallace replaces Dean Marney.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Daniel Barlaser replaces Seamus Conneely.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Michael Ihiekwe (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Long (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton8422118314
8Fleetwood8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington82511010011
11Luton83231010011
12Coventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton83141011-110
15Scunthorpe82421218-610
16Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury814378-17
18Southend8215913-47
19Wycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth8035414-103
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