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Stevenage 3-2 Accrington Stanley

A late Ben Kennedy strike saw Stevenage bounce back from the weekend drubbing at Luton and earn a dramatic 3-2 League Two win at home to Accrington.

Jordan Clark opened the scoring before Matthew Godden brought Boro back on level terms.

Billy Kee's penalty restored the visitors' advantage, but Godden bagged his second with a powerful header.

Kennedy's late effort then saw the hosts snatch all three points from John Coleman's side.

The away side started brightly and took the lead through Clark's expertly drilled shot from the right after good work from Liam Nolan - while Boro were restricted to half chances in the first period.

The hosts were level on the hour when Dale Gorman's neat through-ball found Godden, who slid the ball through Aaron Chapman's legs.

Stanley regained the lead two minutes later through Kee's penalty after Fraser Franks' clumsy challenge on Kayden Jackson.

Darren Sarll's side came again and equalised when Godden powerfully headed into the top corner after Joe Martin's inviting cross.

On 89 minutes, a swift counter-attack saw Danny Newton play in Kennedy whose left-footed strike sent the home fans into pandemonium.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 20VancootenSubstituted forKingat 90+5'minutes
  • 5Franks
  • 3Martin
  • 10KennedySubstituted forWhelpdaleat 90+1'minutes
  • 2SmithBooked at 71mins
  • 17Gorman
  • 11Pett
  • 9WoottonSubstituted forNewtonat 59'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 4King
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 19Newton
  • 22Toner
  • 30McKee

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 12ThornileySubstituted forWilksat 90+1'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 6Nolan
  • 7Clark
  • 10JacksonBooked at 56mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 13Wolland
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 19Wilks
  • 26Johnson
  • 27Rawson
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
1,788

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away21
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Accrington Stanley 2.

Attempt saved. Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jack King replaces Terence Vancooten because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Terence Vancooten.

Foul by Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mallik Wilks replaces Jordan Thorniley.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Whelpdale replaces Ben Kennedy.

Matt Godden (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Accrington Stanley 2. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Newton following a fast break.

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

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dale Gorman (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Accrington Stanley 2. Matt Godden (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Martin.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Matt Godden (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Terence Vancooten.

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

Booking

Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1493234122230
2Notts County149232415929
3Exeter149232216629
4Wycombe147522821726
5Accrington148242418626
6Newport147342214824
7Stevenage147342322124
8Coventry14725148623
9Lincoln City146531613323
10Swindon147162018222
11Grimsby146351921-221
12Mansfield145542019120
13Cambridge146261415-120
14Colchester145362020018
15Carlisle145361920-118
16Cheltenham145271920-117
17Crewe145271520-517
18Yeovil144372028-815
19Crawley144281216-414
20Barnet143471719-213
21Morecambe143471220-813
22Port Vale143291520-511
23Forest Green142391231-199
24Chesterfield1422101227-158
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