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Accrington Stanley FC

Accrington Stanley FC

Accrington Stanley Football Club was founded in 1968 following the demise of Accrington Stanley FC six year earlier. The Reds play in League Two after being promoted to the football league in 2002.

Stanley defender hails rearguard action in Plymouth win

Nicky Hunt felt Saturday's 1-0 victory was down to a collective effort by the Reds

Accrington Stanley 1 Plymouth 0: League 2 report

The Reds are given the hairdryer treatment by manager John Coleman before making it two wins from two since his return

John Coleman aims to kick-start another promotion challenge with Accrington Stanley

Returning boss urges the Reds' supporters to reproduce the atmosphere they created during his first spell in charge.

Accrington Stanley v Plymouth: League 2 preview

The Reds' new loan signing could start in goal in John Coleman's first home game since returning as manager.

Returning Accrington boss John Coleman hailed as Stanley's Jose Mourinho

Chairman Peter Marsden believes Coleman is the perfect man to bring back the feelgood factor amongst the Reds' faithful.

Man, 43, dies after back complaint

Mark Brady, 43, of Gloucester Avenue, Accrington was admitted to the Royal Blackburn Hospital on Friday, September 5 after a blood test revealed he had low levels of red blood cells.

Starlet meets his footballing heroes

The Accrington teen hit the headlines after wowing judges on the ITV talent competition with his acoustic version of Latch by Disclosure.

Dream debut for Stanley's new loan duo

John O'Sullivan and Sean Maguire scored during the Reds' stunning 5-4 win at Northampton, just a day after becoming John Coleman's first signings.

Northampton 4 Accrington Stanley 5: League 2 report

Reds romp to thrilling win in John Coleman's first game back in charge of Stanley.

John Coleman and Jimmy Bell set to return to Accrington Stanley helm

Management duo expected to begin second stint with the Reds after leading them to three promotions during their first spell.

Oxford United 3 Accrington Stanley 1: League 2 match report

Reds are masters of their own downfall as they give away three sloppy goals and have James Gray sent off in the first half.

James Gray salutes departed Accrington Stanley boss James Beattie

Reds' striker is pushing for a Northern Ireland cap after guidance given by Beattie.

Accrington Stanley 1 AFC Wimbledon 0: League 2 match report

James Gray's late winner ensured the Reds gave departed boss James Beattie a fitting farewell

Accrington Stanley v AFC Wimbledon: League 2 match preview

The Reds and the Dons lock horns again after being relegation rivals during the last two seasons.

Boss James Beattie lays down Marcus Carver challenge

James Gray and his new strike partner shone during Accrington Stanley's 3-2 win over Tranmere last Saturday.

Accrington Stanley deliver birthday gift for Beattie's boy

Saturday's 3-2 win over Tranmere was as welcome among the Stanley supporters as it was in the Beattie household.

Accrington Stanley 3 Tranmere 2: League 2 match report

The Reds staged a late fightback on Saturday to register their first win of the season.

James Beattie reckons new signing Andy Procter can provide missing ingredient for Accrington Stanley

Manager feels the Reds have been lacking a leader during their winless start to the season

Accrington Stanley v Tranmere: League 2 match preview

Former captain Andy Procter could feature against Rovers following the midfielder's return to the Reds this week

James Beattie questions Accrington Stanley's desire during Carlisle JPT exit

Reds' boss was disappointed with his side's second-half showing during midweek defeat

Accrington Stanley 1 Carlisle United 3: Johnstone's Paint Trophy match report

The Reds again let an early lead slip to go out of the competition, with a controversial Carlisle goal sealing their fate.

James Beattie rues Accrington Stanley's failure to build on Bury start

The Reds let an early slip to lose 2-1 at Bury and suffer their fourth defeat from five league games this season.

Bury 2 Accrington Stanley 1: League 2 match report

The Reds let early lead slip as Bury come from behind to send Stanley back to the bottom of League 2.

Bury v Accrington Stanley: League 2 match preview

The Reds make the short trip to Bury aiming to build on earning their first point of the season last weekend.

Accrington Stanley 2 Luton Town 2: League 2 match report

BOOTS bonus helps the Reds get up and running with their first point of the new season

Accrington Stanley v Luton Town: League 2 match preview

Captain Luke Joyce urges the Reds to stop the rot after starting the season with four straight defeats.

Accrington Stanley boss James Beattie takes blame for Shrewsbury setback

Manager accepts responsibility for dismal 4-0 defeat despite admitting his defenders had pondered in possession.

Stanley player's boots stolen in break-in at club's changing rooms

The team was playing away at Cheltenham Town on Saturday, August 16, and when they returned from the fixture, they discovered that the players’ home changing room at the Crown Ground had been broken into and items stolen, including boots.

Shrewsbury Town 4 Accrington Stanley 0: League 2 match report

The Reds gifted the hosts their first two goals before going in a man and three goals down at half-time.

Shrewsbury Town v Accrington Stanley: League 2 match preview

JAMES Beattie tells his Accrington players to shrug off Saturday's disappointment before they aim to get off the mark in Shropshire.


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