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Crewe Alexandra 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee and Jordan Clark were on the mark as Accrington moved up to third in League Two with a 2-0 win at Crewe, who finished the game with 10 men.

Stanley made it count early on at Gresty Road, with Kayden Jackson taken down inside the box by Crewe skipper Michael Raynes, leaving Kee to blast home from the spot in the third minute.

John Coleman's side doubled their lead when some incisive play put Jackson in on the right and when Richards beat out the striker's angled drive, Clark polished off the rebound with a flying header from close range eight minutes after the opener.

After a heartening round of applause broke out on the 15th minute in memory of tragic Stanley academy youngster Jordan Moseley, who passed away this week, Accrington came came under pressure.

Jordan Bowery dragged an effort past the far post, while Tom Lowery and Chris Porter went close for the Railwaymen.

But Stanley were dangerous on the break throughout and after the break Kee flashed a shot across the face of goal.

Raynes' dismissal eight minutes before the final whistle came after the defender picked up a second booking for holding Mallik Wilkes, which enabled Stanley to comfortably see it out for their ninth win of the campaign.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Richards
  • 2Ng
  • 6RaynesBooked at 83mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 3BakayogoSubstituted forPickeringat 61'minutes
  • 14AinleySubstituted forDaleat 73'minutes
  • 16LoweryBooked at 86mins
  • 28GrantSubstituted forWalkerat 60'minutes
  • 11Cooper
  • 10Bowery
  • 7Porter

Substitutes

  • 1Garratt
  • 4Walker
  • 9Dagnall
  • 18Pickering
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 27Stubbs

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 12Thorniley
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 77mins
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forJohnsonat 87'minutes
  • 6Nolan
  • 7Clark
  • 10JacksonSubstituted forWilksat 75'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 16Stryjek
  • 17Sousa
  • 19Wilks
  • 26Johnson
  • 27Rawson
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,849

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Callum Johnson replaces Sean McConville.

Booking

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Thorniley.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Michael Raynes (Crewe Alexandra) for a bad foul.

Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley).

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mallik Wilks replaces Kayden Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Callum Ainley.

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

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Pickering replaces Zoumana Bakayogo.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Brad Walker replaces Conor Grant.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Conor Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1594234122231
2Notts County159332516930
3Accrington159242618829
4Exeter159242217529
5Wycombe157532822626
6Newport157442315825
7Swindon158162118325
8Coventry15735148624
9Stevenage157352424024
10Lincoln City156541614223
11Cambridge157261616023
12Grimsby156451921-222
13Mansfield155642120121
14Cheltenham156272020020
15Colchester155462020019
16Carlisle155462021-119
17Crewe155281522-717
18Yeovil154472129-816
19Crawley154381216-415
20Barnet153571820-214
21Port Vale154291620-414
22Morecambe153571220-814
23Forest Green153391432-1812
24Chesterfield1522111329-168
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