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Roots Hall (ATT 4,673) 18th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Robinson

Southend Southend United vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

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K Sheppard (61)

Karl Sheppards Stanley to win

Last Updated: 18/08/12 8:08pm

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Sheppard: Match winner

Sheppard: Match winner

Accrington grabbed their first away win since January at Roots Hall on Saturday afternoon, beating Southend United 1-0.

On-loan Reading forward Karl Sheppard headed home the only goal of the game in the 61st minute.

And that proved to be the visitors' only effort of the entire 90 minutes on target.

Stanley were grateful for the fine form of goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin who pulled of a number of excellent saves.

The first of those came after nine minutes when he palmed out a powerful shot from Ryan Hall before the shot-stopper also did well to deny Michael Timlin and Mark Phillips in the second half.

Gavin Tomlin also had an effort scrambled off the line by Craig Lindfield and that meant Sheppard's looping header, which somehow evaded Blues goalkeeper Cameron Belford, was enough to ensure all three points for Stanley.

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Sky Bet League 2

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