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Stevenage 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee
Billy Kee's penalty rescued a point for Accrington.

Billy Kee's late penalty denied Stevenage a fourth straight win as they were held at home to Accrington.

The home side went ahead in the first minute when Armand Gnanduillet bundled home with his knee after Jason Mooney parried Chris Whelpdale's effort.

Stanley were pressed back, but improved in the second half, with Kee and Matty Crooks close to an equaliser.

It eventually came when Whelpdale handled in the box, and Kee's spot-kick beat Chris Day to rescue a point.

Stevenage assistant manager Kevin Watson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The performance warranted a win today, we just need to be a little more ruthless by getting that second or third goal.

"We are six unbeaten and have a nice little run going, so we are going the right way. But it was disappointing not to win today.

"We are now talking about where we are going to go above us. We are the in-form team in the league now and everyone is training really hard to continue that, so hopefully we can win our next game."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 4McCombe
  • 6Hughes
  • 23Okimo
  • 3Cox
  • 15Tonge
  • 11Pett
  • 28McFadzeanSubstituted forGormanat 69'minutes
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 7Whelpdale

Substitutes

  • 17Gordon
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 22Lee
  • 27Johnson
  • 29Crowe
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Gorman

Accrington

  • 33Mooney
  • 2Pearson
  • 5DaviesBooked at 81mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 15Wright
  • 7Mingoia
  • 14Crooks
  • 8WindassSubstituted forMcCartanat 76'minutes
  • 34HallidayBooked at 53minsSubstituted forGornellat 63'minutes
  • 29Kee
  • 11McConville

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 4Barry
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Wakefield
  • 17McCartan
  • 22Buxton
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,818

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

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

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Jamie McCombe (Stevenage).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley).

Mark Hughes (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley).

Lee Cox (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Jamie McCombe (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

Booking

Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley).

Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Josh Windass.

Attempt saved. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dale Gorman replaces Callum McFadzean.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Callum McFadzean (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Brad Halliday.

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Stevenage).

Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Northampton22134538281043
3Oxford Utd22118333191441
4Portsmouth221010239192040
5Carlisle2210754237537
6Accrington20106435231236
7Bristol Rovers2211383224836
8Mansfield2297630201034
9Wycombe219752822634
10Leyton Orient228953429533
11Cambridge228683333030
12Exeter218673030030
13Luton228593834429
14Wimbledon227872930-129
15Notts County228593338-529
16Crawley2284103038-828
17Morecambe2183103839-127
18Stevenage226883038-826
19Barnet2274113239-725
20Newport2248102635-920
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2236132545-2015
23Yeovil2227132237-1513
24Dag & Red2227132140-1913
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