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Accrington Stanley 2-0 Ipswich Town: Colby Bishop scores twice to defeat Paul Lambert's side

Colby Bishop
Accrington striker Colby Bishop heads Stanley into the lead from Sam Finley's cross

Colby Bishop's first-half double saw Accrington beat League One leaders Ipswich and move out of the relegation zone.

Stanley went ahead after 17 minutes when Bishop headed Sam Finley's high, looping cross past visiting goalkeeper Tomas Holy.

A foul on Bishop by Ipswich defender Toto Nsiala allowed the Accrington striker to convert his second from the penalty spot.

Both sides finished with 10 men after Accrington's Ross Sykes and Ipswich substitute Armando Dobra saw red for an off the ball tangle.

The Tractor Boys arrived at the Wham Stadium on the back of a four-match winning streak and went close early on through Alan Judge's glancing header.

But the home side made the breakthrough when Bishop found space in the box to head home Finley's deep cross.

Stanley were then given a penalty after the ball bounced awkwardly in the box and Nsiala fouled Bishop as the two challenged for the ball in the air.

Ipswich twice saw efforts cleared off the line as they attempted a comeback, with Jordan Clark preventing an own goal and Sykes frustrating Luke Woolfenden.

Sykes and Dobra were both sent-off in the 78th minute for their parts in an off-the-ball confrontation.

Despite the loss, Ipswich remain top of League One, with the three points moving Accrington up to 17th.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Evtimov
  • 2Johnson
  • 5SykesBooked at 78mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 36OpokuBooked at 49minsSubstituted forAleseat 67'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 7Clark
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 74minsSubstituted forPritchardat 77'minutes
  • 8Finley
  • 19Bishop
  • 9ZanzalaSubstituted forCharlesat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 6Sherif
  • 10Pritchard
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 30Bursik
  • 32Charles
  • 34Alese

Ipswich

  • 1Holy
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 4Chambers
  • 22NsialaBooked at 19minsSubstituted forRoweat 45'minutes
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 45mins
  • 8Skuse
  • 23DozzellSubstituted forDobraat 45'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 29Garbutt
  • 11NolanBooked at 59mins
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forGeorgiouat 66'minutes
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 2Donacien
  • 12Norris
  • 17Rowe
  • 36Dobra
  • 38Georgiou
  • 44Huws
  • 48Keane
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,567

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Foul by Anthony Georgiou (Ipswich Town).

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

Foul by Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town).

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

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Danny Rowe (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Colby Bishop.

Anthony Georgiou (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Danny Rowe (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jordan Clark.

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Anthony Georgiou (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kayden Jackson with a headed pass.

Dismissal

Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dismissal

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joe Pritchard replaces Sean McConville.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Dion Charles replaces Offrande Zanzala.

Booking

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

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

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

Booking

Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Armando Dobra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley).

Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Ajibola Alese replaces Jerome Opoku.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich128312171427
2Wycombe137512213926
3Peterborough1373330161424
4Fleetwood127232415923
5Oxford Utd1464429181122
6Coventry135621615121
7Bristol Rovers136341514121
8Blackpool135531715220
9Doncaster125431513219
10Sunderland125431615119
11Rotherham125341912718
12Lincoln City145271719-217
13Shrewsbury124531013-317
14Rochdale134451722-516
15Burton114341513215
16Gillingham133551816214
17Accrington133551721-414
18Portsmouth113441212013
19Tranmere133461722-513
20MK Dons134181219-713
21Wimbledon143381924-512
22Southend1312101433-195
23Bolton11047328-25-8
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