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Phil Edwards scored twice for Accrington

Accrington 7-4 Gillingham

Accrington Stanley   7 - 4   Gillingham

Phil Edwards scored two penalties as Accrington saw off Gillingham in a thrilling encounter.

Sean McConville gave the hosts the lead, the Gills hitting back with two neat finishes from Mark Bentley.

Andy Parkinson and Charlie Barnett put Stanley back in front before Cody McDonald's solo effort made it 3-3.

Edwards' penalties and Terry Gornell put the hosts in charge before Bentley was sent off between an Ade Akinfenwa penalty and a James Ryan strike.

It was pulsating stuff, with five goals in the first half and six in the second.

Accrington drew first blood when McConville slotted home Gornell's cross, but Gillingham hit back with two Bentley goals in three minutes, first flicking home a long throw and then rifling home a loose ball from 15 yards.

Even then the Gills' lead lasted only three minutes as Gornell played in Parkinson to blast home his first Football League goal for three years.

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Bentley missed chances to complete his hat-trick before Bennett sent the home side in 3-2 up at the break when his cross-shot found the roof of the net.

Gillingham, without a win on their travels in 17 months, were back level when McDonald raced half the length of the pitch to chip over keeper Ian Dunbavin, but they self destructed when they conceded two penalties in four minutes.

Bentley was ruled to have pushed Andy Procter in the box and Edwards sent keeper Lance Cronin the wrong way, and in the very next attack Gornell was tripped by Josh Gowling and Edwards made no mistake.

Gornell then beat the Gillingham offside trap to slot home his side's sixth, but the visitors gave themselves an outside chance when Dunbavin fouled McDonald and Akinfenwa sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot.

Tempers boiled over when Ryan was booked for a late tackle and in the ensuing melee Bentley was shown a second yellow card and Stanley assistant manager Jimmy Bell was sent from the dug out by referee Iain Williamson for getting involved.

But in injury time, Ryan finally settled the contest when he raced into the area and blasted the ball home.


Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:
"I'm devastated, I can't believe it. We've conceded one goal in four matches and then concede seven goals in one game. What's going on?

"We've got to sort it out, it's not acceptable. People come a long way to see us perform.

"Defensively we weren't good enough. Things have got to happen, things have got to change or we can forget about promotion because we're nowhere near it on that performance.

"We've got to learn quickly or it will be a tough season for us."


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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Accrington 7-4 Gillingham FT
(HT 3-2)
  • McConville 13
  • Parkinson 34
  • Bennett 43
  • Edwards (pen) 58
  • Edwards (pen) 62
  • Gornell 73
  • Ryan 90+1
  • Bentley 29
  • Bentley 31
  • McDonald 55
  • Akinfenwa (pen) 79

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin yellow card
  • 02 Bateson
  • 03 Winnard
  • 04 Hessey
  • 12 Edwards
  • 06 Procter
  • 07 Ryan yellow card
  • 08 Bennett
  • 11 McConville (Turner 82)
  • 15 Parkinson (Murphy 90+4)
  • 24 Gornell (Lindfield 90+4)

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak,
  • 13 Richardson,
  • 17 Murphy,
  • 14 Joyce,
  • 16 Turner,
  • 09 Lindfield,
  • 19 Boulding

Gillingham

  • 26 Cronin
  • 15 Lawrence
  • 16 Gowling (Sinclair 74)
  • 02 Fuller
  • 04 Weston (Oli 66)
  • 08 Bentley two yellow cards, red card
  • 12 Palmer
  • 17 Spiller
  • 28 Payne
  • 10 McDonald
  • 27 Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian,
  • 29 Sinclair,
  • 07 Maher,
  • 14 Rooney,
  • 19 Inkango,
  • 21 Oli,
  • 23 Payne
Ref: WilliamsonAtt: 1,933
ACCRINGTON
GILLINGHAM

Possession

  • Accrington 51%
  • Gillingham 49%

Attempts on target

  • Accrington 8
  • Gillingham 5

Attempts off target

  • Accrington 4
  • Gillingham 4

Corners

  • Accrington 5
  • Gillingham 3

Fouls

  • Accrington 10
  • Gillingham 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:14 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+5:31 Foul by Danny Spiller on Peter Murphy, free kick awarded. Sean Hessey takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Ryan on Chris Palmer. Lance Cronin takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:11 Jack Payne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Sean Hessey.
  • 90:00+3:15 Substitution (Accrington Stanley) makes a substitution, with Craig Lindfield coming on for Terry Gornell.
  • 90:00+3:15 Substitution Andy Parkinson leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Murphy.
  • 90:00+3:07 James Ryan takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 90:00+2:48 The ball is sent over by Chris Turner.
  • 90:00+0:11 Assist on the goal came from Chris Turner.
  • 90:00+0:11 GOAL - James RyanAccrington Stanley 7 - 4 Gillingham James Ryan scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 7-4 Gillingham.
  • 88:25 Dennis Oli challenges James Ryan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Hessey takes the indirect free kick.
  • 87:37 Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Phil Edwards, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
  • 86:21 Sent off Mark Bentley shown a red card for second bookable offence.
  • 84:42 Booking James Ryan goes into the referee's book.
  • 82:57 Effort from inside the area by Terry Gornell misses to the right of the target.
  • Correction - 81:48 Substitution Chris Turner replaces Sean McConville.
  • Correction - 81:48 Jonathan Bateson concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Spiller.
  • 81:48 Lance Cronin takes the free kick.
  • 81:48 Substitution Sean McConville leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Turner.
  • 81:48 Foul by Jonathan Bateson on Danny Spiller, awarded.
  • 81:11 Terry Gornell is caught offside. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
  • 80:40 Dennis Oli crosses the ball, Ian Dunbavin makes a save.
  • 79:49 The offside flag is raised against Andy Parkinson. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 78:36 GOAL - Adebayo AkinfenwaAccrington Stanley 6 - 4 Gillingham Penalty taken right-footed by Adebayo Akinfenwa and scored. Accrington Stanley 6-4 Gillingham.
  • 78:00 Booking Ian Dunbavin is shown a yellow card.
  • 77:45 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Cody McDonald by Ian Dunbavin.
  • 75:00 The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark Bentley. Dennis Oli crosses the ball, Shot from close range by Danny Spiller clears the bar.
  • 74:03 Jack Payne fouled by James Ryan, the ref awards a free kick. Lance Cronin takes the free kick. Corner taken by Chris Palmer, clearance by James Ryan.
  • Correction - 73:40 Substitution Tony Sinclair joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh Gowling.
  • 73:40 Substitution (Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Tony Sinclair coming on for Josh Gowling.
  • 72:19 Assist by Charlie Barnett.
  • 72:19 GOAL - Terry GornellAccrington Stanley 6 - 3 Gillingham Terry Gornell grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 6-3 Gillingham.
  • 71:51 Corner taken by Sean McConville from the right by-line, clearance by Matthew Lawrence.
  • 65:34 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Palmer, James Ryan manages to make a clearance.
  • 65:34 Substitution (Gillingham) makes a substitution, with Dennis Oli coming on for Curtis Weston.
  • 65:34 Phil Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Adebayo Akinfenwa.
  • 65:09 Shot on goal by James Ryan from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 62:17 Corner taken by Chris Palmer.
  • 61:24 GOAL - Phil EdwardsAccrington Stanley 5 - 3 Gillingham Power penalty scored by Phil Edwards. Accrington Stanley 5-3 Gillingham.
  • 60:01 Penalty awarded for a foul by Josh Gowling on Terry Gornell.
  • 59:14 Chris Palmer sends in a cross.
  • 57:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Edwards by Cody McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
  • 57:03 GOAL - Phil EdwardsAccrington Stanley 4 - 3 Gillingham Penalty taken right-footed by Phil Edwards and scored. Accrington Stanley 4-3 Gillingham.
  • 56:23 Booking Mark Bentley shown a yellow card.
  • 55:41 Corner taken right-footed by Sean McConville from the right by-line, Andrew Procter fouled by Mark Bentley, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 55:23 Andy Parkinson takes a shot. Lance Cronin makes a save.
  • 54:15 GOAL - Cody McDonaldAccrington Stanley 3 - 3 Gillingham Cody McDonald finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 3-3 Gillingham.
  • 52:55 Effort from the edge of the area by Jack Payne goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 52:10 Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line played to the near post, Terry Gornell manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:03 A cross is delivered by Chris Palmer, clearance made by Phil Edwards.
  • 48:43 Cody McDonald takes a shot. Save made by Ian Dunbavin.
  • 47:39 Phil Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Spiller. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Palmer.
  • 46:30 Josh Gowling handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Sean McConville crosses the ball, Phil Edwards takes a shot. Lance Cronin makes a save.
  • 45:59 The ball is delivered by Andrew Procter, Chris Palmer fouled by Sean McConville, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
  • 45:29 Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Hessey. Sean Hessey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:07 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:33 Foul by Terry Gornell on Josh Gowling, free kick awarded. Josh Gowling takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:00+0:29 The offside flag is raised against Sean McConville. Lance Cronin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 44:58 Sean McConville takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Danny Spiller makes a clearance.
  • 44:39 James Ryan takes a shot. Save by Lance Cronin.
  • 44:01 Unfair challenge on Dean Winnard by Curtis Weston results in a free kick. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 42:21 The assist for the goal came from Sean McConville.
  • 42:21 GOAL - Charlie BarnettAccrington Stanley 3 - 2 Gillingham Charlie Barnett scores from his cross. Accrington Stanley 3-2 Gillingham.
  • 41:22 Sean McConville takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Matthew Lawrence makes a clearance.
  • 40:28 Effort on goal by Jonathan Bateson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 38:53 Headed effort from inside the box by Mark Bentley misses to the right of the target.
  • 37:34 The referee blows for offside against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.
  • 35:05 Mark Bentley takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.
  • 33:49 Assist by Terry Gornell.
  • 33:49 GOAL - Andy ParkinsonAccrington Stanley 2 - 2 Gillingham Andy Parkinson fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 2-2 Gillingham.
  • 30:30 Assist by Cody McDonald.
  • 30:30 GOAL - Mark BentleyAccrington Stanley 1 - 2 Gillingham Goal scored by Mark Bentley from the edge of the area high into the middle of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-2 Gillingham.
  • 29:59 Terry Gornell is caught offside. Lance Cronin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:47 Assist by Jack Payne.
  • 28:47 GOAL - Mark BentleyAccrington Stanley 1 - 1 Gillingham Mark Bentley scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Accrington Stanley 1-1 Gillingham.
  • 25:59 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean McConville from the right by-line, save by Lance Cronin.
  • 25:53 James Ryan produces a cross, Matthew Lawrence makes a clearance.
  • 23:08 The ball is delivered by Jonathan Bateson, clearance made by Matthew Lawrence.
  • 21:30 The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark Bentley. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
  • 21:06 Chris Palmer sends in a cross, save made by Ian Dunbavin.
  • 17:22 The official flags Terry Gornell offside. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
  • 16:41 Jonathan Bateson fouled by Cody McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:36 The official flags Sean McConville offside. Free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
  • 14:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean McConville on Barry Fuller. Barry Fuller takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:25 Assist on the goal came from Terry Gornell.
  • 12:25 GOAL - Sean McConvilleAccrington Stanley 1 - 0 Gillingham Sean McConville finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-0 Gillingham.
  • 12:25 Terry Gornell sends in a cross,
  • 9:52 Cody McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Edwards. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
  • 8:43 Andy Parkinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Lance Cronin.
  • 8:31 Sean Hessey produces a cross, clearance made by Barry Fuller.
  • 7:27 The offside flag is raised against Cody McDonald. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.
  • 6:39 Andy Parkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Curtis Weston.
  • 6:06 The ball is swung over by Sean McConville, Matthew Lawrence makes a clearance.
  • 4:46 Jack Payne concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Barnett. Phil Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:32 Mark Bentley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Barnett. Sean Hessey takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:55 Unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa by Charlie Barnett results in a free kick. Danny Spiller shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 0:20 The referee blows for offside against Terry Gornell. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Lawrence.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Oct 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Port Vale 10 10 22
2 Chesterfield 10 9 19
3 Rotherham 10 7 19
4 Shrewsbury 10 7 18
5 Bury 10 3 16
6 Accrington 10 7 15
7 Wycombe 10 5 15
8 Torquay 10 4 15
9 Oxford Utd 10 5 14
10 Burton Albion 10 3 14
11 Southend 10 1 14
12 Cheltenham 10 -4 14
13 Stevenage 10 2 13
14 Crewe 10 8 12
15 Aldershot 10 -1 12
16 Macclesfield 10 -4 12
17 Stockport 10 -4 11
18 Gillingham 10 -3 10
19 Northampton 10 -5 10
20 Morecambe 10 -8 10
21 Barnet 10 -10 9
22 Lincoln City 10 -7 8
23 Bradford 10 -9 8
24 Hereford 10 -16 5


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