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REPORT | Luton 1 Stanley 2

10 March 2018

Billy Kee struck a dramatic injury time winner at Luton to send Accrington Stanley top of Sky Bet League Two.

Kee's winner, the second of two stunning strikes for Stanley, sparked memorable scenes in front of the travelling supporters as the Reds leapfrogged the Hatters into top spot.

Sean McConville had fired Stanley ahead on the stroke of half time following an to end to end opening period. The home side fought back strong in the second 45 and levelled it up on the hour, when Eliott Lee finished following a lightning counter attack.

With the clock ticking in added time, Kee picked the ball up outside the area and slammed the ball into the bottom corner, the perfect moment to score his 22nd goal of the season.

Manager John Coleman named an unchanged side for this first vs second clash at Kenilworth Road, both sets of supporters created an atmosphere worthy of the occasion.

It was the home side who flew out of the traps early-on, inside 60 seconds defender Dan Potts saw his bullet header hooked off the line by Mark Hughes, before Andrew Shinnie delivered an inch perfect ball across the face of goal, but neitherLuke Berry or Olly Lee could divert it into the net.

Accrington began to grow into the game and the opening goal arrived in the 44th minute, Kayden Jackson's neat lay-off found McConville in space on the edge of the area, the winger arrowing a superb side footed finish beyond Marek Stech.

The home side responded strongly and the pressure told on the hour as a Stanley corner broke down, the Hatters broke free with Lee rounding off a lightning counter attack, with a calm low finish beyond Aaron Chapman.

Both sides pushed forward in search of the late winner, and it went Stanley's way in the most dramatic of fashion, Kee hitting a low rocket from the edge of the area to send his side top of the league for the first time since reforming in 1968.


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