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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kayden Jackson (57')

Kayden Jackson's goal lifts Accrington into second place

Kayden Jackson celebrated his 13th goal of the season to lift Accrington Stanley into second spot with a 1-0 win over in-form Cambridge.
The managerless U's had won their last three games but came up against Stanley who now have six straight victories at the Wham Stadium.
Cambridge had the better first half chances. Liam O'Neil's header hit the crossbar in the seventh minute while Stanley keeper Aaron Chapman kept out Jevani Brown's strike.
A Billy Waters scrambled effort ended up in the arms of Chapman while Stanley's Sean McConville forced the first save out of David Forde on the stroke of half-time.
The U's top scorer Uche Ikpeazu should have broken the deadlock after the break as the striker only had Chapman to beat but the stopper denied him with his legs.
Stanley took the lead on 57 minutes when Jackson's persistence paid off. The highly-rated striker pressed defender George Taft, won the ball and turned and fired home.
Cambridge kept pressing with Waters the main danger while Brad Halliday poked an effort just wide.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7