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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Sean McConville (51', 72')
  • Billy Kee (54')
  • Tom Pope (3')
  • Michael Tonge (41')

Sean McConville brace inspires Accrington to comeback win over Port Vale

A Sean McConville double helped Accrington come from 2-0 down to beat Port Vale 3-2 and remain third in the Sky Bet League Two table.
Port Vale opened the scoring in the third minute when David Worrall played a ball in from the right and Tom Pope headed home his 15th goal of the campaign.
Vale doubled their lead after 41 minutes 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 on 51 minutes when Billy Kee flicked the ball back for McConville and the winger belted it into the net 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 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 for a superb save from a Tom Anderson header which Chapman touched onto the bar after 66 minutes.
McConville made them pay in the 72nd minute with a fierce strike after Kee once again set him up.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 44 +34 85
2 Bury 44 +26 77
3 Mansfield Town 44 +30 76
4 Milton Keynes Dons 44 +23 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 44 +22 73
6 Tranmere Rovers 44 +15 72
7 Exeter City 44 +10 66
8 Colchester United 44 +7 64
9 Carlisle United 44 +3 64
10 Stevenage 44 +1 64
11 Newport County 43 -3 64
12 Oldham Athletic 43 +13 62
13 Crewe Alexandra 44 +2 62
14 Swindon Town 44 +2 61
15 Northampton Town 44 -2 57
16 Cheltenham Town 44 -10 54
17 Grimsby Town 44 -12 53
18 Morecambe 44 -17 50
19 Crawley Town 44 -17 50
20 Port Vale 44 -15 48
21 Cambridge United 44 -25 46
22 Macclesfield Town 44 -27 40
23 Yeovil Town 44 -25 38
24 Notts County 44 -35 38