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Accrington Stanley 3-2 Tranmere Rovers

Accrington Stanley climbed off the bottom of the League Two table as they fought back to beat Tranmere Rovers and earn their first win of the season.

James Gray put Stanley ahead from the spot after Janoi Donacien fouled Kai Naismith in the area.

Abdulai Bell-Baggie's double put Rovers ahead as he slotted home passes from Max Power and Eliot Richards.

But Gray equalised from close range and Naismith netted a winner on the rebound after a fierce Adam Buxton strike.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Lumley
  • 16HuntBooked at 4mins
  • 5Aldred
  • 25Atkinson
  • 2Buxton
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forHatfieldat 90+2'minutes
  • 24ProctorSubstituted forWindassat 76'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 11NaismithBooked at 84mins
  • 9Gray
  • 14Carver

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 6Winnard
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 44Bowerman

Tranmere

  • 26Brezovan
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Ihiekwe
  • 19Donacien
  • 25Hill
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 14Laird
  • 4Power
  • 12RoweSubstituted forKoumasat 78'minutes
  • 10RichardsSubstituted forKirbyat 78'minutes
  • 16StocktonBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 6Holness
  • 8Koumas
  • 9Odejayi
  • 15Kirby
  • 20Ramsbottom
  • 23Gill
  • 24Gumbs
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,151

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Tranmere Rovers 2.

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Will Hatfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Piero Mingoia.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Tranmere Rovers 2. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Carver.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Eliot Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jason Koumas replaces James Rowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Andrew Proctor.

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers).

Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

Eliot Richards (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Tranmere Rovers 2. Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Rowe.

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Booking

Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham642073414
2Morecambe6411105513
3Burton541073413
4Shrewsbury6321116511
5Wycombe632184411
6Bury632174311
7Northampton632164211
8Plymouth631284410
9Portsmouth531163310
10Mansfield630367-19
11York61508718
12Wimbledon6222111108
13Southend62225508
14Cambridge521210647
15Tranmere6213101007
16Dag & Red6213810-27
17Stevenage6213811-37
18Hartlepool620447-36
19Luton612347-35
20Newport511347-34
21Accrington6114713-64
22Carlisle6033614-83
23Oxford Utd602459-42
24Exeter602439-62
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