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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39