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Last Updated: Monday, 16 August, 2004, 16:42 GMT 17:42 UK
Morecambe 1-2 Accrington
Accrington survived a late fightback to pick up a win at Morecambe.

Stanley took the lead after just seven minutes with a drilled strike from Ian Craney from outside the area.

And Robbie Williams doubled the advantage after 33 minutes from close-range following a Stephen Jagielka cross from the right.

Morecambe continued to fight and pulled one back when Kieron Walmsley's cross was headed home by Jim Bentley but Accrington held for victory.

Morecambe: Sollitt, Walmsley, Bentley, Swan, Howard, Thompson, Blackburn, McFlynn (Stringfellow 69), Curtis, Twiss (Hunter 65), O'Connor (Carlton 45). Subs Not Used: Rogan, Gregoire.

Goals: Bentley 78.

Accrington Stanley: Kennedy, Cavanagh, Halford, Bimson, Williams, Jagielka, McEvilly (Howson 70), Brannan, Craney, James (Cook 81), Mullin. Subs Not Used: Howarth, Banim, Alcock.

Booked: James, Cook, Brannan.

Goals: Craney 8, Williams 35.

Att: 2,393.

Ref: R Pollock (Merseyside).

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