<
>
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 32 +24 62
2 Bury 33 +24 60
3 Mansfield Town 33 +22 58
4 Milton Keynes Dons 33 +19 56
5 Forest Green Rovers 33 +18 54
6 Colchester United 33 +17 53
7 Carlisle United 33 +11 52
8 Exeter City 32 +11 51
9 Tranmere Rovers 33 +6 49
10 Stevenage 33 -4 48
11 Oldham Athletic 33 +10 46
12 Grimsby Town 33 -2 46
13 Crewe Alexandra 33 -3 46
14 Swindon Town 32 -3 46
15 Newport County 32 -7 46
16 Northampton Town 33 -4 39
17 Crawley Town 33 -10 38
18 Cheltenham Town 33 -11 38
19 Cambridge United 33 -23 36
20 Morecambe 33 -16 35
21 Port Vale 33 -13 33
22 Yeovil Town 33 -14 30
23 Macclesfield Town 33 -21 29
24 Notts County 33 -31 28