League Two
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Accrington Stanley 4-0 Chesterfield

Accrington Stanley climbed back into the League Two play-off places after a convincing win over Chesterfield that saw the visitors slip into the drop zone.

Goals from Mark Hughes, Sean McConville, an own-goal from debutant goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and a Billy Kee late strike sent Stanley into fourth place.

Accrington opened the scoring after 19 minutes when defender Hughes had time to take a touch and fire the ball into the roof of the net from six yards out from Kayden Jackson's dangerous cross.

Chesterfield debutant Josh Kay, on loan from Barnsley, saw his 20-yard strike sail just over but Stanley doubled the lead after 32 minutes.

Winger McConville got the ball on the edge of the area and his curling strike went in off the underside of the woodwork.

The third came two minutes after the re-start when Bournemouth loan goalkeeper Ramsdale allowed a seemingly harmless Jackson strike from the right to squirm into the net.

It needed a couple of superb saves from keeper Aaron Chapman to stop Kay and Zavon Hines but Ramsdale was at fault again as he could not hold onto a strike after 89 minutes and Kee had an easy tap in for his 15th goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 26JohnsonBooked at 81mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 90mins
  • 4DonacienSubstituted forDunneat 52'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 6Nolan
  • 8Brown
  • 11McConville
  • 29KeeSubstituted forSykesat 90'minutes
  • 10JacksonBooked at 66minsSubstituted forLeacock-McLeodat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dunne
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 15Sykes
  • 16Stryjek
  • 20Ogle
  • 41Hmami
  • 44Watson

Chesterfield

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 22Talbot
  • 20MaguireBooked at 9mins
  • 35Nelson
  • 3Binnom-WilliamsSubstituted forMcCourtat 45'minutes
  • 15RowleySubstituted forKellettat 70'minutes
  • 25Reed
  • 28Weir
  • 37KaySubstituted forGermanat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 41HinesBooked at 41mins
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 17Dimaio
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 24Kellett
  • 26McCourt
  • 29German
  • 30Parkin
  • 31Ofoegbu
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
1,655

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Chesterfield 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Chesterfield 0.

Booking

Ricardo German (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley).

(Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Attempt blocked. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Ross Sykes replaces Billy Kee.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 4, Chesterfield 0. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jak McCourt (Chesterfield).

Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Zavon Hines (Chesterfield).

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

Foul by Robbie Weir (Chesterfield).

Mekhi Leacock-McLeod (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Zavon Hines (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ricardo German replaces Josh Kay.

Attempt saved. Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Kay (Chesterfield).

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Zavon Hines.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod replaces Kayden Jackson.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Laurence Maguire.

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

Foul by Jak McCourt (Chesterfield).

Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Andy Kellett replaces Joe Rowley because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Accrington25134842301243
5Wycombe26127746351143
6Lincoln City26127735241143
7Mansfield26111053829943
8Exeter2513393532342
9Colchester2711883631541
10Swindon25132103834441
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Cheltenham2797113739-234
15Grimsby2797112636-1034
16Stevenage2696113639-333
17Crawley2696112531-633
18Port Vale2794142935-631
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Morecambe2677122636-1028
21Yeovil2676133647-1127
22Forest Green2665152647-2123
23Chesterfield2756162651-2521
24Barnet2655162639-1320
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