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Sky Bet League 2

Crown Ground (ATT 1,388) 12th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: P Tierney

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood

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Fleetwood 3

J Parkin (25, 62, 70)

Parkin treble sees off Stanley

Last Updated: 12/03/13 11:17pm

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Jon Parkin: Hat-trick hero

Jon Parkin: Hat-trick hero

Jon Parkin's hat-trick boosted Fleetwood's play-off chances as they beat Accrington 3-0 at Crown Ground.

The visitors took the lead in the 25th minute when Junior Brown's right-wing cross to the far post found the unmarked Parkin and he volleyed home.

Stanley could have equalised immediately after as James Beattie played in a superb cross but Francis Jeffers just could not connect from four yards out.

Fleetwood, who had gone five games without a win which had seen them drop out of the top seven, were denied a second in the first half when goalkeeper Paul Rachubka kept out David Ball's goalbound effort with his legs.

However the Cod Army doubled their lead after 62 minutes when burly striker Parkin was put clean through by Ball and, with only Rachubka to beat, stroked the ball home.

Number three came when Parkin flicked Shaun Beeley's cross into the back of the net at the near post after 70 minutes, while Jean-Michel Fontaine hit the crossbar in injury time.

Stanley's Rommy Boco and James Gray forced late saves out of Fleetwood 'keeper Scott Davies but the Reds have now not scored for three games.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27