Stanley Miles better after cup win

19 January 2010 10:34
The Gills failed to clear their lines as Stanley pressed and Miles, only recalled to the line-up due to suspensions, got the ball and cut inside to fire low into the net.[LNB]Stanley were wasteful thoughout in the first half. Bobby Grant rifled a shot wide in the first minute while his effort from six yards out minutes later took a deflection.[LNB]Striker Michael Symes also had a close-range shot saved by Gills goalkeeper Alan Julian while Sean McConville blasted inches wide.[LNB]They failed to take their chances, though, and were almost made to pay immediately after the break but Reds keeper Dean Bouzanis pulled off a point-blank save to keep out Mark Bentley's effort - the League One side's first strike on target.[LNB]The game was on a knife-edge but Accrington again forced the pace with Symes forcing a good save out of Julian and then Stanley substitute Billy Kee rifled over an open goal after the keeper had dropped a looping cross.[LNB]But Stanley got the goal they deserved when Kee knocked the ball down and Miles scored his solo effort to boost the Crown Ground club's finances by around £100,000 after they were almost wound up by the tax man in November.[LNB][LNB]

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