Billy is Kee to Stan­ley’s suc­cess

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Les Scott

A FIRST-HALF header from Billy Kee gave Ac­cring­ton their first win in ten league games against a Crewe side who were ar­chi­tects of their own down­fall.

This win puts a lit­tle day­light be­tween Stan­ley and the rel­e­ga­tion places and man­ager John Cole­man be­lieves it will be a spring­board to bet­ter things.

“I am de­lighted with both the re­sult and per­for­mance, I think we de­served the win,” said the de­lighted Stan­ley boss.

“Crewe started well but we weath­ered their pres­sure and grew into the game.

“I felt Scott Brown and Seamus Con­neely did a great job for us in mid­field. We needed a re­sult and hope­fully now we can kick on from here.”

Cole­man re­vealed he will be sign­ing de­fender Har­vey Rogers and striker Jonathan Edwards on loan from Pre­mier League Hull City.

“Both play­ers will strengthen us, in de­fence and up top. I think Stan­ley fans will be ex­cited when they see what th­ese two play­ers will bring to the team.”

Crewe missed a great op­por­tu­nity to take an early lead when Oliver Tur­ton’s ball from the right found Chris Dag­nall unmarked with the goal at his mercy, only for the former Ley­ton Ori­ent striker to kick thin air.

Not to be out­done, a minute later Ac­cring­ton fluffed their lines. Seamus McCar­tan round­ing Alex’ ‘keeper Ben Gar­ratt only to fire into the side net­ting.

With Brown and Con­neely in­creas­ingly con­trol­ling mid­field, Ac­cring­ton be­gan to ex­ert them­selves. Kee and Mark Hughes prov­ing a hand­ful for Crewe at set pieces.

Crewe failed to heed the warn­ing. Just be­fore the break Kee’s header from Sean McConville’s right-wing squirmed un­der the body of Gar­ratt.

The sec­ond half was less open and fluid though both sides cre­ated op­por­tu­ni­ties.

John O’Sul­li­van headed wide for Stan­ley but it was Crewe who missed the best chance of the sec­ond pe­riod. Aaron Chap­man saved sub­sti­tute Cal­lum Ain­ley’s sting­ing shot only for Ge­orge Cooper to fire into the side net­ting.

“Af­ter last week’s show­ing against Carlisle, this was dis­ap­point­ing. We sim­ply have to show more com­po­sure in front of goal and be lethal,” said Crewe boss Steve Davis.

“We cre­ated the best chances of the game but didn’t take them.

“I am look­ing to bring in two play­ers in the win­dow and may well have to un­load Steve Hol­lands to fi­nance those deals.”


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