Accrington Stanley 2-Zero Yeovil City
Accrington Stanley clinched promotion to League One for the primary time of their historical past as striker Billy Kee’s double noticed them beat Yeovil City.
Kee, the highest scorer in League Two, headed in Sean McConville’s nook to open the scoring and he added a second with a rebound simply moments later.
John Coleman’s facet – now unbeaten in 14 matches – additionally prolonged their lead on the high of the desk to 4 factors.
Kee virtually had a hat-trick late on, however volleyed in to the side-netting.
A minimal of two wins from their remaining 4 video games would assure Stanley the League Two title after 12 consecutive seasons within the division.
Subsequent season’s third-tier soccer would be the highest degree Stanley have performed at since their reformation in 1968, having resigned from the English Soccer League for monetary causes in 1962.
After returning to league soccer in 2006, the Crown Floor membership misplaced League Two play-off semi-finals in 2011 and 2016 – each beneath Coleman – but they completed within the backside half of the desk in all their different seasons since returning.
Nonetheless Coleman, who returned for his second spell in cost in 2014, has now overseen arguably the best triumph within the Lancashire outfit’s historical past.
He has guided them to 16 wins of their previous 19 video games to leapfrog all their promotion rivals, with three Stanley gamers included within the PFA League Two Group of the Yr.
Jubilant followers invaded the pitch on the full-time whistle, after a sport the hosts managed and will have gained by extra, McConville having a lob that hit the bar halfway by means of the second half.
Guests Yeovil, who had been second-best amid the get together ambiance, stay 9 factors away from the relegation zone, with three matches to play.
Accrington boss John Coleman stated: “It has been a troublesome season. We misplaced certainly one of our apprentices Jordan Moseley, certainly one of our former administrators John Demaine died final week and we would not be the place we at the moment are with out him.
“And it is my late dad’s 91st birthday and also you want to assume he performed a component.
“You’ll be able to’t assist however get emotional however it’s all in regards to the gamers. They had been incredible towards Yeovil, it was 2-Zero however it might have been 16-Zero as we actually turned on the fashion within the second half.
“The followers have come out of their numbers and I’m delighted for them. The entire workforce and employees have labored so exhausting and we’ve got acquired our rewards. We’ll give it a great go in League One, it’s a large achievement. It is completely incredible.”