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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Billy Kee (26', 28')

Billy Kee fires Accrington into League One

Accrington clinched promotion into Sky Bet League One for the first time in their history with a 2-0 win over Yeovil.
The Reds played in the third tier between 1958-60 when the league was restructured but have never won promotion into League One.
A Billy Kee double against Yeovil secured a historic win for John Coleman's side after a stunning second half of the season which has seen them go on a 14-game unbeaten run - winning 12 of them.
Yeovil started the stronger at a packed Wham Stadium with Stanley keeper Aaron Chapman denying Rhys Browne.
But two goals in two minutes from Kee secured the three points which took them over the line.
The striker headed home Sean McConville's corner from close range to put Stanley ahead after 26 minutes.
And two minutes later Kee was in the right place at the right time after Jordan Clark's initial shot had been pushed out by Jon Maddison.
It was Kee's 25th goal of a memorable season, after he was voted SkyBet League Two Player of the Year at the EFL Awards on Sunday night.
Stanley could have increased their lead after the break as 15-goal striker Kayden Jackson saw his strike cleared off the line, McConville hit the bar with a stunning chip and Kee was denied a hat-trick by a number of strong saves from Maddison.
Yeovil still need a point to guarantee League Two football next season.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7