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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Billy Kee (63')

Billy Kee strike inspires leaders Accrington to victory over Colchester

Billy Kee's second-half strike helped Accrington win 1-0 at Colchester to chalk up a seventh straight victory and leave themselves on the brink of automatic promotion.
Kee netted from close range in the 63rd minute, after Colchester keeper Sam Walker could only parry Jordan Clark's cross into the striker's path, to seal another victory for the leaders.
Clark's audacious lob had flown over early on for Accrington, for whom Mark Hughes' fierce left-foot strike was pushed away at his near post by Walker.
Stanley skipper Seamus Conneely fired a shot inches past the post before half-time but Colchester started the second half well and Courtney Senior's 30-yard strike dropped just wide, while Drey Wright's deflected cross-shot bobbled inches past the far post.
Impressive U's keeper Walker made a smart save to foil Kayden Jackson, who had raced through on goal.
And after Kee had given Accrington the lead, Walker made good saves from point-blank range to foil both Jackson and Kee, as the visitors edged closer to promotion.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Cheltenham Town 31 +15 56
2 Cambridge United 33 +18 55
3 Forest Green Rovers 31 +11 54
4 Tranmere Rovers 31 +7 54
5 Morecambe 32 +1 52
6 Bolton Wanderers 32 +1 50
7 Salford City 31 +15 49
8 Newport County 31 +6 48
9 Exeter City 30 +14 47
10 Bradford City 30 +3 46
11 Harrogate Town 32 -1 45
12 Carlisle United 28 +7 43
13 Leyton Orient 31 +3 42
14 Crawley Town 30 +1 41
15 Walsall 31 -4 38
16 Stevenage 33 -4 38
17 Oldham Athletic 31 -7 38
18 Scunthorpe United 30 -7 38
19 Mansfield Town 31 -3 37
20 Colchester United 31 -10 36
21 Port Vale 32 -5 34
22 Southend United 32 -26 28
23 Barrow 30 -8 26
24 Grimsby Town 30 -27 24