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The Crown Ground (ATT 1,525) 18th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Morecambe Morecambe

Accrington 5

L Molyneux (5, 90+3)
K Naismith (pen 11)
D Winnard (59)
T Aldred (65)

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Morecambe 1

P Amond (84)

Rampant Stanley batter Shrimps

Last Updated: 18/03/14 11:06pm

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Lee Molyneux: At the double

Lee Molyneux: At the double

A Lee Molyneux brace boosted Accrington's survival bid as they clinched a comfortable 5-1 derby victory at home to Morecambe.

James Beattie's side opened the scoring in the fifth minute when a pass over the top found James Gray. He drew out goalkeeper Barry Roche and set up Lee Molyneux who had the easy task of rolling the ball into the empty net.

It was two after 11 minutes when Kal Naismith slotted home a penalty following a push on Will Hatfield by Kevin Ellison inside the area.

Roche denied Gray the third from a long-range effort as Stanley bossed proceedings.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley had some stern words for his players at half-time and his side came out with more fire. Jack Redshaw charged clean through but keeper Marcus Bettinelli denied him with his legs.

However, it was Stanley who made the next chance count after 59 minutes when a Hatfield corner was headed against the crossbar by Peter Murphy and the ball bounced out with Dean Winnard stooping to convert from close range.

Number four soon followed when a Molyneux corner was headed home by defender Tom Aldred with 65 minutes on the clock.

Molyneux hit the bar with a long range effort before Morecambe grabbed a consolation goal when Padraig Amond bundled the ball home from a corner with six minutes remaining.

But Stanley had the final say when Molyneux stroked the ball past Roche from 15 yards out in injury time.

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1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 38 71
3 Wycombe Wanderers 38 71
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Luton Town 38 58
7 Newport County AFC 38 58
8 Plymouth Argyle 38 57
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Exeter City 38 54
11 Northampton Town 38 53
12 AFC Wimbledon 38 52
13 Portsmouth 38 49
14 Morecambe 38 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 38 49
16 Accrington Stanley 38 46
17 Mansfield Town 38 45
18 Cambridge United 38 44
19 Oxford United 38 43
20 Carlisle United 38 41
21 York City 38 38
22 Tranmere Rovers 38 37
23 Cheltenham Town 38 37
24 Hartlepool United 38 36