PREVIEW: Accrington Stanley

Looking at the home side

 place in the Sky Bet League 2 table, only outside of the automatic promotion places on goal difference to Portsmouth. Having won half of their games this season they come into this weekend’s fixture against the Exiles on the back of their first round F.A Cup win over York City. Stanley also have no problem finding the net with top scorer Josh Windass having netted eight times in the league so far this season, and added to his tally in the game against York last weekend. The home side are also incredibly disciplined, only picking up a single yellow card this campaign.thAccrington Stanley currently sit in 4

Getting There

By car: Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right. Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.


By train: The train will take around four and a half hours and involve two changes, firstly at Crewe and then at Preston. The station is approximately a twenty minute walk from the ground. Trains are every hour and for getting to the ground take the 8:04 or 9:03 from Newport which will arrive in Accrington at 12:42 or 13:42 respectively. For leaving Accrington there is a train that leaves at 17:23 arriving in Newport at 21:45 although should there be any delays in the match the next train is at 18:23 arriving at 22:40

Form Guide (league only)

21 pointsW W    L LWLW W W WAccrington Stanley –

   12 pointsDW WL LDLWDLNewport County –

Upcoming milestones

Matt Taylor and Medy Elito – 2 goals for 25 professional goals

Yan Klukowski – 2 goals for 60 professional goals

Nathan Ralph - 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances

Andrew Hughes – 2 appearances for 125 professional appearances

Scott Boden - 1 goal for 60 professional goals

Accrington Stanley’s record against County

Played 4 Won 0 Drawn 2 Lost 2 Goals For 5 Goals Against 10

Last meeting

 before the rest of the league played the following day.thNewport ran out 2-0 winners away at Accrington after a mistake by Stanley’s keeper Scott Davies gifted County the first goal and then Shaun Jeffers turned in an Ismail Yakubu cross from close range in the final minute to secure all three points for The Exiles. This moved them temporarily above Luton Town and into 6

Last Time Out

minute of added time to make the replay minute equaliser to force a replay at Rodney Parade on Tuesday night. After first half goals from a Lenell John-Lewis penalty and Scott Bennett, they conceded just before the hour mark and again in the 5thNewport squandered a two goal lead against non-league Brackley Town in the first round of the F.A Cup, conceding a 95

Around the league (all times Saturday 3pm unless stated)

Bristol Rovers v Carlisle United

Exeter City v Crawley Town

Hartlepool United v Leyton Orient (Sunday 12:15)

Luton Town v Barnet

Northampton Town v Mansfield Town

Oxford United v Cambridge United

Portsmouth v A.F.C Wimbledon (Sunday 14:30)

Yeovil Town v Stevenage

York City v Plymouth Argyle

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