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Crown Ground (ATT 1,946) 21st August 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Webb

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Port Vale Port Vale

Accrington 2

P Amond (pen 43)
J Gray (90+3)

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Stanley continue perfect start

Last Updated: 21/08/12 11:01pm

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Amond: Netted the opener

Amond: Netted the opener

A Padraig Amond penalty and James Gray's injury-time goal were enough for Accrington to secure a 2-0 home win over Port Vale.

Amond got off the mark for the campaign after nine goals last season by blasting his spot kick into the top right corner after 43 minutes.

The penalty - Stanley's first to be awarded since April 2011 - was given when Amond's strike partner Karl Sheppard was brought down by Vale goalkeeper Chris Neal, who was shown a yellow card.

The game had been even up until then, with Neal's opposite number Ian Dunbavin pulling off a superb save from a Louis Dodds snap shot in the sixth minute. Dodds fired just over the bar following a deflection midway through the half.

Stanley started to get on top with Luke Joyce coming close and they got their reward shortly before the interval.

It was back to the walls for Stanley after the break as Vale piled on the pressure. Sam Morsy almost levelled in the 56th minute, but a combination of Dunbavin and Joyce scrambled his close range effort away, while the Reds keeper punched Clayton McDonald's fierce strike to safety before Gray had the final word.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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1 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42