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Chris Holroyd is ruled offside. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.
Andrew Owens joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sean McConville. Free kick awarded for a foul by David Bridges on Terry Gornell. James Ryan has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Phil Edwards is booked. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Edwards by Chris Holroyd. Direct free kick taken by Luke Joyce.
Ben May is brought on as a substitute for John Mousinho. Effort on goal by Andy Parkinson from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Yemi Odubade challenges Sean Hessey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Roberts receives a yellow card.
Mark Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell. Direct free kick taken by Phil Edwards.
Luke Foster goes off and David Bridges comes on. Yemi Odubade replaces Chris Beardsley.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Terry Gornell. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
Effort on goal by Lawrie Wilson from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Andy Parkinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ray Putterill.
Corner from right by-line taken by Jay O'shea. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Hessey by Chris Beardsley. Direct free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Save made by Ian Dunbavin.
Sean McConville gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-0 Stevenage.Sean McConville booked for unsporting behaviour. Assist on the goal came from James Ryan.
Foul by Chris Holroyd on Sean Hessey, free kick awarded. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.
Michael Bostwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Edwards. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.
Sean Hessey receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jay O'shea, clearance made by Phil Edwards.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay O'shea, Header from deep inside the area by Mark Roberts goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ray Putterill by Michael Bostwick. Free kick taken by Phil Edwards.
The offside flag is raised against Terry Gornell. Free kick taken by Chris Day.
John Mousinho challenges Sean McConville unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Edwards.
Phil Edwards fouled by Chris Holroyd, the ref awards a free kick. Phil Edwards takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Jay O'shea from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Procter by Lawrie Wilson. Sean Hessey takes the free kick.
Terry Gornell takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
Darius Charles is booked. Darius Charles challenges James Ryan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from James Ryan from the free kick, brilliant save by Chris Day.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick by Andrew Procter. John Mousinho restarts play with the free kick.
John Mousinho takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.
Foul by James Ryan on Michael Bostwick, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.
Chris Beardsley is caught offside. Free kick taken by Sean Hessey.
Short corner worked by Jay O'shea.
James Ryan challenges Chris Beardsley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson by Sean Hessey. Strike on goal comes in from Michael Bostwick from the free kick.
Chris Beardsley sends in a cross.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Holroyd. Free kick taken by Luke Joyce.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley by Dean Winnard. Free kick taken by John Mousinho.
Terry Gornell has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Phil Edwards, fantastic save by Chris Day.
Kevin Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley. John Mousinho restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.
Centre by Sean McConville, Ray Putterill takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
The ball is sent over by Sean McConville, Ray Putterill takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
Foul by Darius Charles on Andrew Procter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Phil Edwards.
Inswinging corner taken by Sean McConville.
The referee gets the game underway.
The half-time whistle blows.
The second half has started.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Edwards back for Stanley
Accrington boss John Coleman will be boosted by the return of Phil Edwards for the visit of Stevenage.
The 25-year-old defender missed the 1-1 draw with Southend last weekend through suspension after being booked for the fifth time this season, and was replaced by Pete Murphy.
However, while Edwards will return to the squad, Murphy will sit out the first game of a three-match ban following his straight red card received for a late tackle on Shrimpers midfielder Anthony Grant.
Chris Turner sits out the second game of his three-match suspension, but Kevin Long has extended his loan deal from neighbours Burnley by a further month and is likely to continue in defence.
Coleman again has no injury worries to contend with as his side go in search of their first win in seven league games.
Stevenage boss Graham Westley will be boosted by the return of leading goalscorer Chris Holroyd.
Holroyd, on-loan from Brighton, missed the impressive FA Cup first-round replay win over MK Dons after Seagulls boss Gus Poyet refused him permission to play.
Chris Beardsley returned to the starting line-up in his place against the Dons after recovering from the shoulder injury that has disrupted his season.
Westley will have to decide whether he is fit enough to partner Holroyd in attack or whether Charlie Griffin or Ben May get the nod.
Ronnie Henry missed out against the Dons due to illness but he could make a recovery in time to take his usual slot at right-back. If he fails to recover, Lawrie Wilson is likely to continue at full-back with David Bridges and Stacy Long continuing in midfield.
Lee Boylan (calf) and Darren Murphy (ankle) are long-term absentees.
Stanley end winless won
Sean McConville fired home his sixth goal of the season to give Accrington their first win in seven league games as they beat Stevenage 1-0.
In a dour first half of few chances, Stanley's Ray Putterill had a strike pushed out by goalkeeper Chris Day and the midfielder couldn't fire home the rebound.
But Stevenage also tested Reds keeper Ian Dunbavin when Lawrie Wilson went on a run from the half way line on 35 minutes and finished with a firm shot which the stopper parried away.
Jay O'Shea looped the ball over the crossbar on the stroke of half-time for the visitors before the game got increasingly niggly after the break with most of the players involved in a melee in the Reds penalty area with Stanley defender Sean Hessey booked.
Borough's Chris Holroyd then had a goal disallowed for a foul in the build-up on 65 minutes but, two minutes later, Stanley's Jimmy Ryan played in a superb ball from the right and McConville flicked the ball into the far corner of the net from eight yards out.
Home substitute Andy Parkinson could have made it safe six minutes from time with a fierce drive which was just wide but the Reds held on to move clear of the bottom two.
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