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Cheltenham Town 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Accrington moved into the automatic promotion places with victory at Cheltenham.

The home side should have taken the lead in the 11th minute when Joe Morrell played in Mo Eisa, but he blazed over the crossbar.

Accrington opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when Sean McConville's corner was headed into the net by an unmarked Billy Kee for his 16th goal of the season.

A free-kick from McConville was headed over by Kee, who found space in the box again in the 35th minute.

Cheltenham debutant Elijah Adebayo, on loan from Fulham, fired over during first-half stoppage-time.

Accrington doubled their advantage in the 63rd minute when a long clearance from goalkeeper Aaron Chapman was not dealt with and Kayden Jackson slid the ball past Scott Flinders.

Eisa and substitute Brian Graham both saw shots cannon back off the bar in the 81st minute during one goalmouth scramble.

Janoi Donacien cleared off the line to deny Harry Pell in time added on as Cheltenham failed to find a breakthrough.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 28MooreSubstituted forPellat 67'minutes
  • 2Grimes
  • 30Onariase
  • 11Winchester
  • 8Dawson
  • 6Atangana
  • 25Morrell
  • 17Sellars
  • 14AdebayoSubstituted forGrahamat 67'minutes
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 7Pell
  • 9Wright
  • 18Bower
  • 19Thomas
  • 21Graham
  • 22Lovett
  • 50Lloyd

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 26JohnsonBooked at 50minsSubstituted forDunneat 53'minutes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 6Nolan
  • 8BrownBooked at 73mins
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 61mins
  • 10JacksonSubstituted forZanzalaat 90+3'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 2Dunne
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 16Stryjek
  • 18Francis
  • 19Rowan
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
2,893

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Kayden Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Brian Graham replaces Elijah Adebayo.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Harry Pell replaces Taylor Moore.

Attempt missed. Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Accrington Stanley 2. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Manny Onariase.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Joe Morrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jimmy Dunne replaces Callum Johnson.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

Elijah Adebayo (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton27166562273554
2Notts County27149446281851
3Accrington26144844301446
4Wycombe27137749361346
5Exeter2614393632445
6Lincoln City27128737261144
7Mansfield27111153829944
8Coventry2713592819944
9Swindon26142103934544
10Newport2711973731642
11Colchester2811893734341
12Cambridge2710892531-638
13Carlisle27107103837137
14Crawley27106112731-436
15Stevenage2797113740-334
16Cheltenham2897123741-434
17Grimsby2897122738-1134
18Port Vale2895143036-632
19Morecambe2778122737-1029
20Crewe2792162942-1329
21Yeovil2777133748-1128
22Chesterfield2866162851-2324
23Forest Green2765162648-2223
24Barnet2755172641-1520
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