Accrington Stanley 2-1 Farnborough Town

Last updated : 09 January 2005 By Accyjt

Accrington Stanley moved up to third place with a 2-1 win over struggling club Farnborough Town, Stanley faced the prospect of going third in the league if they were to win this game and they looked like they really wanted it.

Team huddle at Halifax
With the player's huddle at the start of the game the team moral looks to be at an all time high and like at Halifax it worked. With Lee McEvilly starting up front with Paul Mullin in a 4-4-2 formation Stanley always looked a threat with Rory Prendergast causing most of the trouble for the visitors who faced the prospect of dropping to 19th.
And it was Rory Prendergast who instigated the first goal on 11 minutes he was sent charging down the wing where he did very well to get a superb cross into the box where Lee McEvilly was there to meet it and put Stanley in the lead. With Stanley really only looking to change the score line the first half was all really one way until the 22nd minute when Gary Holloway pulled the visitors back into the game. The game could have been described as boring but that was not to stop the Stanley ultras from trying to brighten things up with their drum and chanting. In the second half all was the same with Rory Prendergast still looking very lively down the left side but the finishing was again not 100% for Stanley.
Rory Prendergast Accystan's Man Of the Match
With the wind playing a major part for the misplaced passing and shooting and the players finding it hard to read the ball path. This was until the 56th minute when Lee McEvilly just back from the bench found himself one on one with the goalkeeper and calmly slotted the ball into the bottom left hand side. Then Farnborough started to press the Stanley back four but they played well and held out till the final whistle. Another three points for Stanley that takes us to third in the league with Exeter and Halifax not playing today and none of the other top seven teams winning today.