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Match preview: Accrington Stanley v Fleetwood Town

2 September 2019

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Fleetwood Town will travel to the Wham Stadium on Tuesday night to face Lancashire rivals Accrington Stanley in the Leasing.Com Trophy, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off.

Fixture: Accrington Stanley v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Leasing.com Trophy (Northern Group B)

Date: Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Kick-Off: 7:45pm

Venue: The Wham Stadium, Livingstone Road, Accrington, BB5 5BX

Match officials: Darren Handley (Referee), Mark Cunliffe & Ian Dudley (Assistants), Billy Smallwood (Fourth Official)

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Fleetwood make the short trip to the Wham Stadium after a 2-0 defeat away at newly-promoted side Lincoln City, looking to bounce back with a second victory over their Lancashire rivals within the space of ten days.

The two sides met on Saturday 24th August, where Joey Barton’s side picked up all three points thanks to goals from Paddy Madden and Ched Evans. With the rivalry within the two coaching camps, and due to their locations, it will be as competitive as ever come kick-off on Tuesday.

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ACCRINGTON STANLEY

Accrington head into the fixture on a positive note after a narrow 2-1 victory over MK Dons on home soil. Colby Bishop and Mark Hughes scored for Stanley, cancelling out Kieran Agard’s 18th-minute strike.

That was Accrington’s first win of the season in all competitions, and they’ll be looking to keep momentum ahead of their next league match against Bristol Rovers.

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LAST TIME THE TWO SIDES MET

The last time Fleetwood and Accrington Stanley met was at Highbury Stadium on Saturday 24th August, where Town came away 2-0 winners.

Strikers Paddy Madden and Ched Evans scored the only goals of the match, keeping Town’s unbeaten home record in tacked.

You can watch the full highlights HERE.

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ONE TO WATCH: COLBY BISHOP

The one to watch for Accrington on Saturday is young forward Colby Bishop, after he netted in his side’s 2-1 win over MK Dons.

The 22-year-old signed his first professional contract whilst at Notts County in November 2014 and made his debut for The Magpies a month later, in a 1-0 loss to Milton Keynes Dons at Meadow Lane.

After a short spell at Boston United, he headed to Leamington, and this is where he hit his best run of form so far in his career. Even though he had to split his playing time with a job in school as a teacher, he managed to score 33 goals in 53 games, which got the attention of Accrington.

Since arriving at Stanley in July, he has scored in four of the six games he has played for the club.

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TICKET INFORMATION

Adults - £5

Seniors (60+) - £5

Under 18s - £2

Under 12s - £1

Coach travel is available for supporters, with the price for Onward Card holders being £5, and then £10 for all other supporters. Coaches will be leaving Highbury Stadium at 5:30pm.

For any questions on the fixture, please contact the ticket office on (01253) 775080, or head down to the club shop at Highbury Stadium.

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BETTING ODDS

For Fleetwood to beat their Lancashire rivals for the second time in ten days, the odds are 11/8. The odds on it being all level come full-time are 11/5.

Joey Barton's side won by two goals last time, and for the Cod Army to win 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 the odds are currently 8/1.

Fancy Ashley Hunter to score first in a 2-0 away win - Check out these odds out, 60/1

For more odds on SkyBet, click HERE. Please remember to bet and gamble responsibly.

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With the video season passes available for both U.K. and overseas fans, it's just a straight £10 for you to watch the game live, whilst listening to full match commentary.

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Match Reports

Report: Defeat in opening EFL Trophy fixture at Accrington

3 September 2019

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Ten man Fleetwood Town battled hard but lost out 2-1 in a fiery encounter in the Leasing.com Trophy at Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.

An intense first half saw Wes Burns stretchered off after a shocking challenge by Lamine Kaba Sherif, before Harrison Biggins saw red for a challenge on Sean McConville.

Goals in the second half from Wilson Carvalho and McConville were enough to see past Paddy Madden’s injury-time penalty, giving the hosts their first three points in Group B of the North Section.

The Cod Army got the first proper chance of the game in the tenth minute, after the recalled Ched Evans met the returning Ash Hunter’s dangerous cross, managing to force rookie goalkeeper Toby Savin into making a brilliant save to keep the ball out of the net.

There was a long stoppage in play after Burns picked up an injury due to a challenge from Sherif, with the Welshman eventually leaving the field of play via a stretcher. Josh Morris was the man to replace the injured winger.

Sherif was shown a yellow card, two minutes later, for another dangerous tackle – this time on Kyle Dempsey. Tempers were high after two dangerous tackles from the Accrington Stanley midfielder and unfortunately it was Fleetwood Town who suffered the consequences.

Biggins was sent off by referee Darren Handley after a strong tackle on McConville, leaving Joey Barton’s side with ten men. A crazy start to the first fixture in the Leasing.com Trophy this season.

Almost straight after the sending off, Alex Cairns was called into action – making a strong save to deny McConville the chance to put the hosts into the lead.

Although a man down, Fleetwood began to grow into the game having large spells of possession – keeping the ball well against a well drilled Stanley side.

The first half ended all square, and after an intense first 25 minutes the game settled down and Fleetwood were able to focus on the football.

Accrington came into the second half the stronger side, not surprisingly due to the extra man, and a low cross into the box almost caused Fleetwood problems – but a brilliant block from Peter Clarke prevented any danger.

Accrington drew first blood and got the first goal of the game after Carvalho found space on the edge of the box before striking an effort at goal which took a deflection off of Jordan Rossiter and ended up in the back of the net.

Fleetwood did not seem phased by the goal and pushed on to try and force more problems for Accrington Stanley’s defence and almost gained an equaliser from doing so. Danny Andrew’s low cross found Evans who hit it goal wards and forced a good save from Savin to keep the score the same.

Andrew and Hunter began to cause more and more problems down the left wing for the Stanley defenders, creating more chances with their dangerous deliveries but unfortunately none of the chances were converted.

The hosts doubled their lead through their captain, McConville, who latched onto the end of a through ball into the box and placed it pass Cairns.

A slow end to the game as Accrington tried to keep the ball from Fleetwood’s ten men to see the game out, but Fleetwood Town almost grabbed a goal when substitute Harvey Saunders latched onto a long ball over the top, but Ross Sykes was able to eventually clear.

Fleetwood were able to grab a consolation goal in added time, after Sykes’ handball led to a spot kick for Madden. The Irishman stepped up and slotted it past Savin, sending him the wrong way.

Andrew had a chance with the last kick of the ball, but his shot flew over the crossbar following a scramble from a corner.

Accrington Stanley XI: Savin (GK), Hughes, Edwards, Sykes, Sherif (Finley 29’), Pritchard (Charles 70’), McConville, Maguire, Barclay (Johnson 86’), Bishop, Carvalho.

Subs not used: Evtimov (GK), Francis-Angol, Rodgers, Bolton.

Fleetwood Town XI: Cairns (GK), Coyle, Andrew, Clarke, Eastham, Burns (Morris 20’), Dempsey, Evans (Saunders 73’), Rossiter, Hunter (Madden 70’), Biggins.

Subs not used: Gilks, Coutts, Sheron, Hill.

Attendance: 923 (89)

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