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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Billy Kee (17')
  • Sean McConville (43', 57')

Sean McConville stars as Accrington ease to victory

A Sean McConville double secured Accrington their fourth league win of the Sky Bet League Two season with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Carlisle.
The Cumbrians wasted a great chance to go ahead after seven minutes when Richie Bennett's cross skimmed across the goal-line but nobody could tap it home and, after that, Stanley dominated.
McConville was denied by the crossbar in the 14th minute as he let fly from 25 yards, but Billy Kee made the next effort count.
Carlisle goalkeeper Jack Bonham cleared a ball which was headed back to Kee by Mark Hughes and the striker slotted home his fifth goal of the season from the edge of the area.
McConville made it two from a curling 20-yard free-kick after 43 minutes following a foul on Kayden Jackson by Tom Miller.
It should have been three when Jackson was sent clean through five minutes after the restart but Bonham pulled off a brave save to deny the forward at his feet.
McConville, though, made no mistake after 57 minutes when he weaved his way into the area and curled the ball home.
Aaron Chapman denied Carlisle substitutes Shaun Miller and Jason Kennedy while Stanley sub Mallik Wilks was thwarted by Bonham. The Cumbrians keeper then did well to stop McConville celebrating a hat-trick.

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English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 14 +17 32
2 Exeter City 14 +12 28
3 Milton Keynes Dons 14 +9 27
4 Newport County 14 -3 27
5 Colchester United 14 +14 25
6 Tranmere Rovers 14 +5 24
7 Bury 14 +8 22
8 Crawley Town 14 +3 22
9 Forest Green Rovers 14 +7 21
10 Stevenage 14 +2 21
11 Carlisle United 14 -3 19
12 Swindon Town 14 -1 18
13 Mansfield Town 12 +7 17
14 Yeovil Town 13 +5 17
15 Oldham Athletic 13 +3 17
16 Port Vale 14 -5 17
17 Crewe Alexandra 13 0 15
18 Morecambe 14 -12 13
19 Northampton Town 14 -9 12
20 Grimsby Town 13 -9 12
21 Notts County 13 -14 12
22 Cheltenham Town 13 -9 10
23 Cambridge United 14 -15 9
24 Macclesfield Town 14 -12 7

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