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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Matthew Godden (61', 83')
  • Ben Kennedy (89')
  • Jordan Clarke (19')
  • Billy Kee (64' PEN)

Ben Kennedy leaves it late to earn Stevenage victory

A late Ben Kennedy strike saw Stevenage bounce back from the weekend drubbing at Luton and earn a dramatic 3-2 Sky Bet League Two win at home to Accrington.
Jordan Clark opened the scoring before Matthew Godden brought Boro back on level terms.
Billy Kee's penalty restored the visitors' advantage, but Godden bagged his second with a powerful header.
Kennedy's late effort then saw the hosts snatch all three points from John Coleman's side.
The away side started brightly and took the lead through Clark's expertly drilled shot from the right after good work from Liam Nolan - while Boro were restricted to half chances in the first period.
The hosts were level on the hour when Dale Gorman's neat through-ball found Godden, who slid the ball through Aaron Chapman's legs.
Stanley regained the lead two minutes later through Kee's penalty after Fraser Franks' clumsy challenge on Kayden Jackson.
Darren Sarll's side came again and equalised when Godden powerfully headed into the top corner after Joe Martin's inviting cross.
On 88 minutes, a swift counter-attack saw Danny Newton play in Kennedy whose left-footed strike sent the home fans into pandemonium.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Notts County 18 +14 37
2 Luton Town 18 +26 35
3 Accrington Stanley 18 +11 34
4 Exeter City 18 +6 33
5 Swindon Town 18 +7 32
6 Wycombe Wanderers 18 +9 30
7 Coventry City 18 +9 30
8 Mansfield Town 18 +3 28
9 Newport County 18 +5 27
10 Lincoln City 18 +4 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +4 26
12 Colchester United 18 +3 26
13 Stevenage 18 -4 25
14 Cambridge United 18 -7 25
15 Grimsby Town 18 -5 23
16 Cheltenham Town 18 -2 22
17 Yeovil Town 18 -10 19
18 Forest Green Rovers 18 -15 19
19 Port Vale 18 -6 18
20 Morecambe 18 -9 18
21 Crawley Town 18 -8 17
22 Crewe Alexandra 18 -13 17
23 Barnet 18 -7 14
24 Chesterfield 18 -15 13

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