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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 Lincoln City 42 +35 84
2 Bury 42 +26 74
3 Mansfield Town 42 +27 73
4 Milton Keynes Dons 42 +22 72
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 +16 71
6 Forest Green Rovers 42 +20 67
7 Exeter City 42 +12 65
8 Carlisle United 42 +3 61
9 Colchester United 42 +6 60
10 Swindon Town 42 +3 60
11 Stevenage 42 -2 60
12 Newport County 41 -5 60
13 Oldham Athletic 41 +12 58
14 Crewe Alexandra 42 -1 56
15 Northampton Town 42 -2 54
16 Cheltenham Town 42 -6 53
17 Grimsby Town 42 -12 50
18 Port Vale 42 -12 47
19 Morecambe 42 -17 47
20 Crawley Town 42 -19 46
21 Cambridge United 42 -24 45
22 Macclesfield Town 42 -25 39
23 Yeovil Town 42 -23 37
24 Notts County 42 -34 37