The FA Cup - Second Round
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Accrington Stanley 3-1 Cheltenham Town

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FA Cup: Accrington Stanley 3-1 Cheltenham Town highlights

Offrande Zanzala made the difference as Accrington secured a place in the FA Cup third round with victory over League Two Cheltenham.

It needed Zanzala's introduction after the break to make an impact for the League One Reds after a dull opening 45 minutes of football.

Within four minutes of coming on, the Congolese striker headed home Sean McConville's cross into the area from close range for his sixth goal of the season.

Zanzala continued to be a threat for the home side and he won a penalty when he was brought down by a challenge from Jordon Forster, which Billy Kee, on his 28th birthday, smashed into the net.

However, Cheltenham hit back with 17 minutes remaining when Chris Clements found substitute Alex Addai to fire home after beating his marker.

That set up a tense finale for Stanley manager John Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell in their 1,000th match as a management team, but Jordan Clark ensured their place in the next round.

The winger played a neat one-two with Kee before taking the ball around Scott Flinders to fire into the empty net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Ripley
  • 2Johnson
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 7Clark
  • 26Barlaser
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forZanzalaat 45'minutes
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forMingoiaat 87'minutes
  • 14FinleySubstituted forBrownat 87'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 15Sykes
  • 22Mingoia
  • 23Scott
  • 25Platt

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 23ForsterBooked at 66mins
  • 4TozerBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 11Broom
  • 6Atangana
  • 7Thomas
  • 26Clements
  • 20MaddoxSubstituted forAddaiat 60'minutes
  • 32VarneySubstituted forBarnettat 58'minutes
  • 27Field

Substitutes

  • 15Boyle
  • 16Addai
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Jones
  • 28Mooney
  • 29Barnett
  • 30Alcock
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,066

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Cheltenham Town 1.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Piero Mingoia replaces Sean McConville.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Sam Finley.

Hand ball by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Offrande Zanzala.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Cheltenham Town 1. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Kee.

Hand ball by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Cheltenham Town 1. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacob Maddox.

Delay in match Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Cheltenham Town 0. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

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

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

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Jacob Maddox.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Luke Varney.

Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

goal

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