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Accrington Stanley 3-2 Port Vale

Sean McConville's double helped Accrington come from 2-0 down to beat Port Vale and stay third in League Two.

Vale opened the scoring early on when Tom Pope headed home his 15th goal of the campaign from David Worrall's ball in from the right.

The visitors doubled their lead before the break when Michael Tonge's free-kick from the edge of the area went through a sea of bodies and into the bottom corner of Aaron Chapman's goal.

Stanley got a goal back early in the second half when Billy Kee flicked the ball back for McConville and the winger struck from 10 yards.

Kee scored a controversial equaliser three minutes later from within the six-yard box after Kayden Jackson's initial strike was blocked.

Vale felt Kee had handled the ball over the line, but it was given and the striker celebrated his sixth goal in six games.

Vale should have been in front, but Chapman touched a Tom Anderson header onto the bar.

And McConville made them pay soon after with a fierce strike,s et up once again by Kee.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 26JohnsonBooked at 78mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 8Brown
  • 6Nolan
  • 11McConville
  • 10JacksonBooked at 60mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 2Dunne
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 16Maxted
  • 18Francis
  • 19Rowan

Port Vale

  • 23Boot
  • 34HannantSubstituted forMontañoat 87'minutes
  • 4AndersonSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 79'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 8Pugh
  • 10WorrallBooked at 77mins
  • 6KayBooked at 66mins
  • 32Tonge
  • 21Gibbons
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forWilsonat 61'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 3Jules
  • 5Davis
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 11Montaño
  • 14Barnett
  • 28Wilson
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,743

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Port Vale 2.

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

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale).

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley).

Michael Tonge (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

James Gibbons (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño replaces Luke Hannant.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by James Gibbons.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by James Gibbons.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Tom Anderson.

Attempt missed. Donovan Wilson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

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

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

David Worrall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Port Vale 2. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Kee.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Tom Anderson (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Sean McConville.

Booking

Antony Kay (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton28176563273657
2Notts County28149547301751
3Accrington27154847321549
4Wycombe28147752381449
5Exeter2715393833548
6Coventry28145931201147
7Mansfield281211541311047
8Lincoln City28129738271145
9Newport2812973932745
10Swindon27142114037344
11Colchester2911993835342
12Carlisle28108103837138
13Cambridge28108102736-938
14Crawley28106122833-536
15Stevenage2898113740-335
16Grimsby2998122839-1135
17Cheltenham2997133944-534
18Port Vale2995153239-732
19Morecambe2878132738-1129
20Crewe2892173145-1429
21Yeovil2877143850-1228
22Chesterfield2976163052-2227
23Forest Green2875163150-1926
24Barnet2856172742-1521
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