League Two
StevenageStevenage2AccringtonAccrington Stanley1

Goals from Chris Whelpdale and Charlie Lee helped Stevenage leapfrog Accrington in the League Two table.

Whelpdale put the hosts ahead in the opening minute with a tap-in after Stanley's debutant keeper Jesse Joronen made a hash of a punched clearance.

Lee Molyneux equalised in the 19th minute, cutting in from the left and firing low into the bottom corner.

Lee scored the winner shortly after the break with a rising drive into the top corner from Chris Beardsley's lay-off.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We weren't fantastic. I don't think anyone will go away and say that was an exceptional performance.

"The crowd were quiet and the atmosphere was very subdued.

"I think we showed grit and determination, the back four was solid enough over the 90 minutes, we didn't give too many defensive errors.

"It's not easy to get that fluidity and that fluency and that organisation that you need to consistently win. To be where we are is a fair reflection of what we've done this season."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 5Ashton
  • 19Wells
  • 9Charles
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 12McAllister
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forJebbat 56'minutes
  • 11PettSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutes
  • 20BeardsleyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLancasterat 75'minutes
  • 22Lee

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 23Okimo
  • 24Lancaster
  • 32Conlon
  • 46Jebb
  • 49Adams
  • 50Clarke

Accrington

  • 30Joronen
  • 25Atkinson
  • 5Aldred
  • 21MolyneuxSubstituted forBarryat 85'minutes
  • 16Hunt
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 24Proctor
  • 6Winnard
  • 4Joyce
  • 19MaguireSubstituted forMcCartanat 64'minutes
  • 9GraySubstituted forCarverat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 14Carver
  • 15Mingoia
  • 23Barry
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
2,398

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

  3. Post update

    Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by David McAllister (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

    Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Dean Wells.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Anthony Barry replaces Lee Molyneux.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darius Charles (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

  14. Post update

    Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces James Gray.

  17. Post update

    Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Lancaster (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Cameron Lancaster replaces Chris Beardsley.

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