November 20, 2012
Beattie inspires Stanley victory
James Beattie`s first goal in three years set Accrington on their way to a comfortable 3-1 victory over Lancashire rivals Fleetwood.
Stanley took the lead after just nine minutes when Youl Mawene was judged to have committed a foul as Fleetwood defended a corner and Beattie scored for the first time in 54 matches from the spot.
The visitors doubled their advantage eight minutes later when Beattie beat Dean Howell and his shot squirmed under Town keeper Scott Davies before being nudged over the line by George Miller.
Barry Ferguson hit the post for Fleetwood from a free-kick before Stanley stretched their lead. Beattie left Fleetwood skipper Steve McNulty in his wake and although Scott Davies was able to save his effort the keeper but unable to deny Rommy Boco lurking at the back post.
Jamie McGuire grabbed one back for the home side, stabbing the ball home at the back post from a Barry Nicholson corner and Junior Brown's overhead kick, on the stroke of 90 minutes, could have set up a grandstand finish but Ian Dunbavin was equal to the challenge.
|Fleetwood Town||Accrington Stanley|
|1 Scott Davies||25 Ian Dunbavin|
|3 Dean Howell||2 Peter Murphy|
|28 Youl Mawene||6 Dean Winnard|
|12 Junior Brown||24 Lee Molyneux|
|5 Steve McNulty||3 Michael Liddle|
|35 Curtis Obeng||5 Aristote Nsiala|
|15 Conor McLaughlin||4 Luke Joyce|
|20 Damien Johnson||12 George Miller|
|18 Jamie McGuire||21 James Beattie|
|37 Barry Ferguson||33 Romuald Boco|
|26 David Ball||7 Craig Lindfield|
|16 Chris Maxwell||Andrew Dawber 22|
|13 Alan Goodall||Thomas Eckersley 18|
|11 Barry Nicholson||Danny Schofield 28|
|8 Jamie Milligan||Bohan Dixon 15|
|10 Lee Fowler||Charlie Bennett 8|
|32 Tom Barkhuizen||Padraig Amond 23|
|34 Rodrigo Branco||James Gray 17|
|Barry Nicholson for Damien Johnson (46)||James Gray for Lee Molyneux (63)|
|Rodrigo Branco for Curtis Obeng (63)||Padraig Amond for James Beattie (67)|
|Danny Schofield for Craig Lindfield (90)|
|Junior Brown (36)||Aristote Nsiala (56)|
|Romuald Boco (63)|
|· Squads: Fleetwood Town | Accrington Stanley|