Sean shines for
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO STANLEY........................... 3 CARLISLE UNITED ......... 0 JACQUE TALBOT
SEAN McConville produced two superb goals following Billy Kee’s opener, as Stanley moved registered a 3-0 victory over Carlisle United on Saturday.
Maintaining their record of scoring more than one goal in every league game this season, the Reds stole the show, with Kee’s confident finish from close range and two moments of magic by man of the match McConville, who scored with a sublime free-kick and a brilliant individual effort.
An elated John Coleman said after the game: “Today was a big test for us.
“Carlisle are a fantastic side; in this division, they would be everyone’s favourites to be top seven.
“They have recruited well over the last couple of years, as they have got the finance and support to do it.
“So we knew it would be a tough game but we know that if we play to our strengths we can hurt teams.”
The torrential rain before kick-off and during play favoured Stanley’s style of play and that shone through.
In the opening moments, Jordan Clark nipped the ball through to Kayden Jackson, but the forward’s resulting cross went safely into the keeper’s arms.
The first real chance of the match went to the visitors.
Richie Bennett went past both Mark Hughes and Farrend Rawson, inside seven minutes, before opting to cross but no one was there to meet the ball, as it trickled across goal with Nicky Adams arriving on the scene too late to take advantage.
Clark then attempted a speculative effort from distance, taking the ball down, and shuffling to his left, he blasted a shot over the bar.
Then, McConville sparked into life and unleashed a devastating curling shot from 35 yards, which clipped the top of the bar, in front of the away supporters, who watched with hearts in mouths.
The Reds were ahead in the 17th minute. A Mark Hughes header from the halfway line somehow found its way to Kee, who could not believe his luck. With just the keeper to beat, he tucked the ball in the bottom right to give Stanley the advantage.
Jackson looked through just before the interval
Sean McConville scored a brace of goals