Southend 0-1 Accrington Stanley- Match Report
Report of match 18th August 2012
Southend 0-1 Accrington Stanley- Match Report.
Karl Sheppards Stanley to win
Accrington grabbed their first away win since January at Roots Hall this afternoon, beating Southend United 1-0.
On-loan Reading forward Karl Sheppard headed home the only goal of the game in the 61st minute.
And that proved to be the visitors' only effort of the entire 90 minutes on target.
Stanley were grateful for the fine form of goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin who pulled of a number of excellent saves.
The first of those came after nine minutes when he palmed out a powerful shot from Ryan Hall before the shot-stopper also did well to deny Michael Timlin and Mark Phillips in the second half.
Gavin Tomlin also had an effort scrambled off the line by Craig Lindfield and that meant Sheppard's looping header, which somehow evaded Blues goalkeeper Cameron Belford, was enough to ensure all three points for Stanley.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 18th August 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Roots Hall|
||0 - 1||Accrington S.
|18||Ryan Leonard (Harris 77)|
|20||Britt Assombalonga (Cresswell 72)|
|12||Kane Ferdinand (Spicer 73)|
|19||John Spicer (Ferdinand 73)|
|6||Ryan Cresswell (Assombalonga 72)|
|9||Neil Harris (Leonard 77)|
|14||Luke Clark (Barnett 53)|
|11||Aidan Chippendale (Winnard 50)|
|9||Karl Sheppard (Amond 77)|
|6||Dean Winnard (Chippendale 50)|
|23||Padraig Amond (Sheppard 77)|
|8||Charlie Barnett (Clark 53)|
|Southend Utd. cards shown|
|42 mins||Luke Prosser||Unsporting behaviour|
|Accrington S. cards shown|
|56 mins||Dean Winnard||Unsporting behaviour|
|83 mins||George Miller||Timewasting|