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Crown Ground (ATT 2,473) 12th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Coote

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Morecambe Morecambe

Accrington 2

P Murphy (28)
P Amond (58)

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Stanley secure vital victory

Last Updated: 12/04/13 10:43pm

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Peter Murphy: Scored opener for Accrington

Peter Murphy: Scored opener for Accrington

Peter Murphy and Padraig Amond boosted Accrington's League Two survival chances with a 2-0 win over Morecambe on Friday.

Leam Richardson's men moved five points clear of the drop zone ahead of Saturday's games as they continued their strong form against the Shrimps, who are now without a win over Stanley in 12 league attempts.

Murphy, who scored a last-gasp equaliser at York on Saturday, opened the scoring after 28 minutes against the run of play.

Lee Molyneux's low 30-yard free kick was deflected into the net by the defender to wrong-foot goalkeeper Barry Roche.

Morecambe looked dangerous at times with Robbie Threlfall's in-swinging corner tipped over by home keeper Paul Rachubka.

But Stanley's defence held firm and the home side scored their second from a counter attack as the hour approached.

Rommy Boco ran from midfield and rounded Roche but his shot was blocked. The ball fell to Amond, who blasted home from 12 yards through Chris Doyle's legs to seal a crucial win.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14