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Crown Ground (ATT 1,407) 27th January 2009 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Oliver

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Morecambe Morecambe

Ryan the hero for Stanley

Accrington overcome Lancashire rivals

Last Updated: 27/01/09 11:24pm

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Coleman: Vital win

Coleman: Vital win

Jimmy Ryan's winner gave Accrington only their second win in 10 league outings as they beat Lancashire rivals Morecambe 1-0.

The midfielder blasted a 25-yard strike into the bottom corner of the net in the 57th minute as he finally beat Shrimps keeper Barry Roche, who had been the star of the show until that point.

He kept out an early Paul Mullin shot and twice denied Ryan in the first half, pushing over his 25-yard strike and then keeping out his 20-yard free kick.

And the 26-year-old stopper also thwarted Andy Procter on the stroke of half-time as he seemed invincible.

However, Accrington got what they deserved when ex-Shrewsbury midfielder Ryan celebrated his sixth goal of the season with a fierce strike.

Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy used all three substitutes but his mid-table side offered little and rarely threatened Kenny Arthur's goal.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bury 9 20
2 Burton Albion 9 19
3 Wycombe Wanderers 9 18
4 Southend United 9 17
5 Morecambe 9 16
6 Shrewsbury Town 9 15
7 Cheltenham Town 9 15
8 Mansfield Town 9 15
9 Northampton Town 9 14
10 AFC Wimbledon 9 14
11 Portsmouth 9 14
12 Plymouth Argyle 9 13
13 Luton Town 9 12
14 Cambridge United 9 11
15 Stevenage 9 11
16 Newport County AFC 9 10
17 Accrington Stanley 9 10
18 Tranmere Rovers 9 9
19 York City 9 9
20 Exeter City 9 9
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 9 8
22 Oxford United 9 7
23 Hartlepool United 9 7
24 Carlisle United 9 3

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