Accrington Stanley promoted to third tier for first time

Billy Kee (right)

Accrington’s Billy Kee (right) has scored 24 league goals this season

Accrington Stanley clinched promotion to League One for the first time in their history as striker Billy Kee’s brace saw them beat Yeovil Town.

Kee, the top scorer in League Two, headed in Sean McConville’s corner to open the scoring and he added a second with a rebound just moments later.

John Coleman’s side – now unbeaten in 14 matches – also extended their lead at the top of the table to four points.

Kee almost had a hat-trick late on, but volleyed in to the side-netting.

A minimum of two wins from their remaining four games would guarantee Stanley the League Two title.

More to follow.

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Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom James (Yeovil Town).

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marcus Barnes (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Omar Sowunmi.

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Shaun Donnellan.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Jared Bird (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jared Bird (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Barnes (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ryan Seager (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom James (Yeovil Town).

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jared Bird replaces Oscar Gobern.

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Wing (Yeovil Town).

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ryan Seager replaces Jordan Green.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jonny Maddison.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom James.

Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Rhys Browne.

Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jonny Maddison.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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