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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 Swindon Town 36 +23 69
2 Crewe Alexandra 37 +24 69
3 Plymouth Argyle 37 +22 68
4 Cheltenham Town 36 +25 64
5 Exeter City 37 +10 65
6 Colchester United 37 +15 58
7 Northampton Town 37 +14 58
8 Port Vale 37 +6 57
9 Bradford City 37 +4 54
10 Forest Green Rovers 36 +3 49
11 Salford City 37 +3 50
12 Walsall 36 -9 47
13 Crawley Town 37 +4 48
14 Newport County 36 -7 46
15 Grimsby Town 37 -6 47
16 Cambridge United 37 -8 45
17 Leyton Orient 36 -8 42
18 Carlisle United 37 -17 42
19 Oldham Athletic 37 -13 41
20 Scunthorpe United 37 -12 40
21 Mansfield Town 36 -7 38
22 Morecambe 37 -25 32
23 Macclesfield Town 37 -15 25
24 Stevenage 36 -26 22