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Sky Bet League 2

Crown Ground (ATT 1,216) 23rd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A D'Urso

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenham

Accrington 2

J Beattie (40, 64)

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Cheltenham 2

M Pack (pen 32, 70)

Stanley and Robins share spoils

Last Updated: 23/02/13 6:28pm

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Marlon Pack: Rescued a share of the spoils

Marlon Pack: Rescued a share of the spoils

James Beattie and Marlon Pack scored two goals apiece as Accrington and Cheltenham drew 2-2 at the Store First Stadium.

Relegation-threatened Stanley battled hard against promotion-chasing Cheltenham but could not get the win they craved to ease some of the pressure at the bottom.

The Robins went ahead against the run of play. Stanley striker James Gray had twice been denied by Robins 'keeper Scott Brown while he headed another decent effort over.

And on their first real attack after 32 minutes, referee Andy D'Urso awarded the visitors a disputed penalty after what he saw as a trip by defender Mark Hughes on Jason Taylor, Pack making no mistake from the spot.

However it did not rock Stanley and a Lawrie Wilson corner was headed home by Beattie five minutes before the break.

It was more of the same after the restart as former Middlesbrough striker Gray continued to cause the Cheltenham defence problems.

Rommy Boco fired an effort just wide before Hughes had a header cleared off the line but the ball came out to Beattie 15 yards out and he absolutely belted home on 64 minutes.

However, six minutes later a free-kick by Darren Carter from the left wing was only half cleared and the ball looped up for Pack to head home and make it 2-2.

Stanley still looked the more likely to grab it at the end but the Robins defence threw their bodies in front of everything to go away with a point.

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Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39