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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 Swindon Town 18 +9 33
2 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 31
3 Bradford City 16 +9 30
4 Crewe Alexandra 17 +5 30
5 Exeter City 18 +3 30
6 Cheltenham Town 16 +13 29
7 Northampton Town 18 +7 28
8 Port Vale 18 +1 28
9 Newport County 16 +4 27
10 Colchester United 17 +6 26
11 Plymouth Argyle 17 +5 26
12 Salford City 18 -5 24
13 Cambridge United 18 +4 23
14 Mansfield Town 18 +1 21
15 Macclesfield Town 17 -3 21
16 Crawley Town 18 -5 21
17 Leyton Orient 18 -6 20
18 Grimsby Town 15 0 19
19 Scunthorpe United 18 -2 18
20 Carlisle United 18 -12 18
21 Walsall 18 -12 18
22 Oldham Athletic 17 -8 16
23 Morecambe 18 -14 14
24 Stevenage 17 -9 13