League Two
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Will Hatfield.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Piero Mingoia.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Marc Laird (Tranmere Rovers).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers).

  17. Booking

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

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. 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.

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