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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kayden Jackson (42')

Kayden Jackson strike sees Stanley sink Crewe

Kayden Jackson scored the winning goal as Accrington stayed in second spot with a 1-0 victory over struggling Crewe.
The Alex, who dropped to 22nd place, were unlucky not to snatch a point but poor finishing cost them as Stanley recorded their eighth win in nine games.
Accrington created the better early chances with Jackson firing narrowly wide after eight minutes with goalkeeper Ben Garratt beaten, and both Liam Nolan and Jordan Clark denied.
Crewe grew into the game and Jordan Bowery had their first real chance in the 36th minute but his low strike was straight at keeper Aaron Chapman, while skipper Paul Green fired into the side-netting.
Stanley opened the scoring after 42 minutes when Jackson scored his 12th goal of the season, firing home from the right from Clark's pass.
Crewe started the second half well with Charlie Kirk's strike saved by Chapman and they should have levelled in the 62nd minute when winger Kirk raced onto a loose ball and smashed it goal-wards with Mark Hughes clearing the effort off the line.
Bowery also had a great chance to level after 72 minutes but, unmarked, he rifled his effort wide.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 27 +22 55
2 Bury 29 +22 52
3 Mansfield Town 28 +19 51
4 Carlisle United 29 +12 48
5 Milton Keynes Dons 27 +20 47
6 Colchester United 29 +11 46
7 Forest Green Rovers 27 +13 44
8 Exeter City 28 +9 44
9 Stevenage 29 -1 44
10 Tranmere Rovers 28 +7 42
11 Swindon Town 29 -5 40
12 Oldham Athletic 28 +6 39
13 Newport County 27 -7 39
14 Crewe Alexandra 29 -5 38
15 Grimsby Town 28 -6 34
16 Northampton Town 28 -1 33
17 Crawley Town 29 -8 33
18 Port Vale 28 -9 32
19 Cambridge United 29 -21 32
20 Yeovil Town 27 -2 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 -11 29
22 Morecambe 29 -17 28
23 Macclesfield Town 29 -18 27
24 Notts County 29 -30 21