April 12, 2013
Stanley secure vital victory
Peter Murphy and Padraig Amond boosted Accrington's npower League Two survival chances with a 2-0 victory over local rivals Morecambe.
Leam Richardson's men moved five points clear of the drop zone ahead of Saturday's games as they continued their strong form against the Shrimps, who are now without a win over Stanley in 12 league attempts.
Murphy, who scored a last-gasp equaliser at York on Saturday, opened the scoring after 28 minutes against the run of play.
Lee Molyneux's low 30-yard free kick was deflected into the net by the defender to wrong-foot goalkeeper Barry Roche.
Morecambe looked dangerous at times with Robbie Threlfall's in-swinging corner tipped over by home keeper Paul Rachubka.
But Stanley's defence held firm and the home side scored their second from a counter attack as the hour approached.
Rommy Boco ran from midfield and rounded Roche but his shot was blocked. The ball fell to Amond, who blasted home from 12 yards through Chris Doyle's legs to seal a crucial win.
|1 Paul Rachubka||1 Barry Roche|
|34 Lawrence Wilson||15 Chris McCready|
|2 Peter Murphy||6 Will Haining|
|6 Dean Winnard||3 Robbie Threlfall|
|24 Lee Molyneux||8 Andrew Wright|
|26 Tom Aldred||18 Gary McDonald|
|4 Luke Joyce||11 Kevin Ellison|
|27 Anime Linganzi||16 Stuart Drummond|
|10 Will Hatfield||17 Andrew Fleming|
|33 Romuald Boco||27 Jack Redshaw|
|23 Padraig Amond||14 Jordan Burrow|
|25 Ian Dunbavin||Andres Arestidou 25|
|16 Nicky Hunt||Chris Doyle 23|
|3 Michael Liddle||Aaron McGowan 21|
|12 George Miller||Joe Mwasile 20|
|21 James Beattie||Joe McGee 19|
|7 Craig Lindfield||Chris Holroyd 26|
|17 James Gray||Ryan Williams 10|
|Craig Lindfield for Will Hatfield (76)||Chris Doyle for Will Haining (31)|
|James Beattie for Padraig Amond (86)||Chris Holroyd for Jordan Burrow (69)|
|Michael Liddle for Lee Molyneux (88)||Ryan Williams for Gary McDonald (70)|
|· Squads: Accrington Stanley | Morecambe|