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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 Swindon Town 34 +23 66
2 Crewe Alexandra 34 +22 64
3 Exeter City 34 +12 63
4 Plymouth Argyle 34 +17 62
5 Cheltenham Town 34 +23 60
6 Colchester United 35 +14 55
7 Northampton Town 35 +12 55
8 Port Vale 35 +6 55
9 Bradford City 35 +5 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 35 +1 46
11 Cambridge United 35 -6 45
12 Crawley Town 35 +1 44
13 Salford City 35 -1 44
14 Grimsby Town 34 -2 44
15 Walsall 35 -11 44
16 Newport County 33 -1 43
17 Scunthorpe United 34 -8 39
18 Leyton Orient 35 -9 39
19 Oldham Athletic 35 -15 38
20 Carlisle United 34 -17 36
21 Mansfield Town 35 -8 35
22 Morecambe 35 -24 31
23 Macclesfield Town 35 -10 30
24 Stevenage 35 -24 22