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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kayden Jackson (9')
  • Billy Kee (32')
  • Omar Beckles (64')
  • Sammie Szmodics (81')

Kayden Jackson scores on Accrington debut in victory over Colchester

Kayden Jackson scored on his debut as Accrington celebrated a 3-1 Sky Bet League Two victory over Colchester.
Jackson opened the scoring on nine minutes when he raced onto a through ball from Liam Nolan and finished low into the bottom of the net past Sam Walker.
The Reds doubled their lead on 32 minutes after Colchester failed to clear their lines from a Sean McConville cross and the ball came out to Billy Kee, who rifled home.
Colchester had their chances with Ryan Jackson forcing an early save out of Aaron Chapman, Craig Slater scuffing a shot and Denny Johnstone's close-range strike blocked before half-time.
United boss John McGreal had used all three substitutions by the start of the second half and one of them, Sammie Szmodics, fired narrowly wide just after the restart.
However, it was three on 65 minutes when, from a McConville corner, Nolan headed on and defender Omar Beckles poked home at the far post.
Szmodics got a consolation for Colchester on 82 minutes, rifling the ball home at the far post from a deflected cross.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7