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Accrington defeat under scrutiny

Accrington Stanley

Accrington's 2-0 defeat by Bury on Saturday will be looked at by the Football Association amid allegations of unusual betting on the game.

Some bookmakers stopped taking bets on the League Two match on Friday after a high number of bets on Bury to win.

FA director of communications Adrian Bevington said: "We will look very closely at the information the bookmakers provide.

"We'll take any subsequent action with the Football League and the two clubs."

Accrington chief executive Rob Heys responded by saying the club would "co-operate fully" with any investigation.

""We will speak to the relevant bodies at the FA and we will co-operate fully with any investigation, should one take place," he said.

"If there is any evidence of any wrongdoing, the people involved will be severely dealt with."

Andy Bishop scored both goals as the visitors won Saturday's clash 2-0, and Stanley boss John Coleman refuted allegations that some of his players had been out on a stag party the night before the game.

After the loss, he said: "It's rubbish. There were rumours flying around about a stag do but it is not true.

"We gave our very best for 90 minutes."

Bury are thought to be seeking legal advice on the issue before making any comment.

see also
Accrington 0-2 Bury
03 May 08 |  League Two

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