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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kayden Jackson (57')

Kayden Jackson's goal lifts Accrington into second place

Kayden Jackson celebrated his 13th goal of the season to lift Accrington Stanley into second spot with a 1-0 win over in-form Cambridge.
The managerless U's had won their last three games but came up against Stanley who now have six straight victories at the Wham Stadium.
Cambridge had the better first half chances. Liam O'Neil's header hit the crossbar in the seventh minute while Stanley keeper Aaron Chapman kept out Jevani Brown's strike.
A Billy Waters scrambled effort ended up in the arms of Chapman while Stanley's Sean McConville forced the first save out of David Forde on the stroke of half-time.
The U's top scorer Uche Ikpeazu should have broken the deadlock after the break as the striker only had Chapman to beat but the stopper denied him with his legs.
Stanley took the lead on 57 minutes when Jackson's persistence paid off. The highly-rated striker pressed defender George Taft, won the ball and turned and fired home.
Cambridge kept pressing with Waters the main danger while Brad Halliday poked an effort just wide.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 34 +23 66
2 Crewe Alexandra 34 +22 64
3 Exeter City 34 +12 63
4 Plymouth Argyle 34 +17 62
5 Cheltenham Town 34 +23 60
6 Colchester United 35 +14 55
7 Northampton Town 35 +12 55
8 Port Vale 35 +6 55
9 Bradford City 35 +5 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 35 +1 46
11 Cambridge United 35 -6 45
12 Crawley Town 35 +1 44
13 Salford City 35 -1 44
14 Grimsby Town 34 -2 44
15 Walsall 35 -11 44
16 Newport County 33 -1 43
17 Scunthorpe United 34 -8 39
18 Leyton Orient 35 -9 39
19 Oldham Athletic 35 -15 38
20 Carlisle United 34 -17 36
21 Mansfield Town 35 -8 35
22 Morecambe 35 -24 31
23 Macclesfield Town 35 -10 30
24 Stevenage 35 -24 22