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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Billy Kee (27', 45'+2' PEN)

Billy Kee scores from the spot as high-flying Accrington beat Morecambe

Billy Kee scored the winning goal as title-chasing Accrington closed the gap to one point on leaders Luton with a 1-0 win over Morecambe.
Kee celebrated his 21st goal of the season, firing home from the penalty spot in injury time in the first half after Kayden Jackson had been felled by Morecambe defender Dean Winnard to send Stanley to a seventh successive home win.
It was a scrappy game, with Stanley dominating the first half. Scott Brown stung the fingers of Barry Roche while the goalkeeper's legs denied Jackson.
Gregg Wylde had Morecambe's first real chance on 28 minutes when he ran with the ball into a decent position but his strike was over the bar.
Stanley were awarded a penalty in the second minute of first-half added time, with Jackson's pace causing problems and Kee, who has been strong from the spot this season, made no mistake.
Morecambe created the better chances in the second half. Veteran striker Kevin Ellison curled an effort just wide while Brown's goal-bound effort for Stanley was blocked by Winnard.
Alex Kenyon thought he had drawn Morecambe level but his glancing header was inches over on the hour while Steven Old also saw his header cleared off the line and the rebound just off-target as the Shrimps remain in 21st spot.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7