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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Billy Kee (63')

Billy Kee strike inspires leaders Accrington to victory over Colchester

Billy Kee's second-half strike helped Accrington win 1-0 at Colchester to chalk up a seventh straight victory and leave themselves on the brink of automatic promotion.
Kee netted from close range in the 63rd minute, after Colchester keeper Sam Walker could only parry Jordan Clark's cross into the striker's path, to seal another victory for the leaders.
Clark's audacious lob had flown over early on for Accrington, for whom Mark Hughes' fierce left-foot strike was pushed away at his near post by Walker.
Stanley skipper Seamus Conneely fired a shot inches past the post before half-time but Colchester started the second half well and Courtney Senior's 30-yard strike dropped just wide, while Drey Wright's deflected cross-shot bobbled inches past the far post.
Impressive U's keeper Walker made a smart save to foil Kayden Jackson, who had raced through on goal.
And after Kee had given Accrington the lead, Walker made good saves from point-blank range to foil both Jackson and Kee, as the visitors edged closer to promotion.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 33 +26 65
2 Bury 34 +26 63
3 Mansfield Town 34 +23 61
4 Milton Keynes Dons 34 +21 59
5 Colchester United 34 +17 54
6 Forest Green Rovers 34 +17 54
7 Exeter City 33 +12 54
8 Carlisle United 34 +11 53
9 Tranmere Rovers 34 +7 52
10 Stevenage 34 -5 48
11 Grimsby Town 34 -2 47
12 Swindon Town 33 -3 47
13 Oldham Athletic 34 +8 46
14 Crewe Alexandra 34 -4 46
15 Newport County 33 -9 46
16 Northampton Town 34 -3 42
17 Cheltenham Town 34 -10 41
18 Crawley Town 34 -10 39
19 Cambridge United 34 -24 36
20 Morecambe 34 -18 35
21 Yeovil Town 34 -13 33
22 Port Vale 34 -14 33
23 Macclesfield Town 34 -21 30
24 Notts County 34 -32 28