2017–18 Accrington Stanley F.C. season

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Accrington Stanley
2017–18 season
Chairman Peter Marsden
Manager John Coleman
Stadium Crown Ground
League Two 1st
FA Cup First round
(knocked out by Guiseley)
EFL Cup Second round
(knocked out by West Bromwich Albion)
EFL Trophy Second round
(knocked out by Lincoln City)
Top goalscorer League: Billy Kee (25 Goals)
All: Billy Kee (26 Goals)
Highest home attendance 4,753 against Lincoln City (League 2)
Lowest home attendance 587 against Middlesbrough U21s (EFL Trophy Group Stage)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2017–18 season was Accrington Stanley's twelfth consecutive season in League Two and their 49th year in existence. Along with competing in League Two, the club also participated in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 LW England Mekhi Leacock-McLeod Billericay Town Free [1]
1 July 2017 DM Northern Ireland Liam Nolan Southport Undisclosed [2]
1 July 2017 RW Portugal Érico Sousa Tranmere Rovers Free [3]
15 July 2017 CB England Ben Richards-Everton Dunfermline Athletic Free [4]
21 July 2017 CF England Kayden Jackson Barnsley Undisclosed [5]
4 August 2017 GK Denmark Simon Bloch Jørgensen Brønshøj Free [6]
5 January 2018 RB England Callum Johnson Middlesbrough Undisclosed [7]
11 January 2018 CF England Akeel Francis Rotherham United Free [8]
12 January 2018 LW England Danny Williams Dundee Free [9]
19 January 2018 GK England Jonny Maxted Guiseley Undisclosed [10]
31 January 2018 DM England Harvey Rodgers Fleetwood Town Undisclosed [11]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 LM Wales Arron Davies Free agent Released [12]
1 July 2017 CF England Terry Gornell Chorley Mutual consent [13][a]
1 July 2017 CM England Steven Hewitt Bangor City Released [12][b]
1 July 2017 CM England Paddy Lacey Free agent Released [12]
1 July 2017 SS Northern Ireland Shay McCartan Bradford City Undisclosed [16]
1 July 2017 GK England Elliot Parish Dundee Released [12][c]
1 July 2017 CF England Brayden Shaw Bangor City Free Transfer [18]
1 July 2017 LW England Luke Wall Bangor City Released [12][d]
1 July 2017 CF England Nathan Webb Free agent Released [12]
4 August 2017 RB England Matty Pearson Barnsley Undisclosed [19]
22 August 2017 CB England Omar Beckles Shrewsbury Town Undisclosed [20]
15 September 2017 GK Denmark Simon Bloch Jørgensen Whitehawk Free [21]
  1. ^ Terry Gornell joined Chorley following his departure.[14]
  2. ^ Steven Hewitt joined Bangor City following release.[15]
  3. ^ Elliot Parish joined Dundee following his release.[17]
  4. ^ Luke Wall joined Bangor City following his release.[18]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
3 July 2017 CF England Jonathan Edwards Hull City 3 January 2018 [22]
4 August 2017 CB England Tom Dallison Brighton & Hove Albion 18 October 2017 [23]
4 August 2017 RB England Tyler Hornby-Forbes Brghton & Hove Albion 15 November 2017 [23]
24 August 2017 CF England Mallik Wilks Leeds United 3 January 2018 [24]
29 August 2017 CB England Jordan Thorniley Sheffield Wednesday 3 January 2018 [25]
31 August 2017 RB England Callum Johnson Middlesbrough 4 January 2018 [26]
31 August 2017 CB England Farrend Rawson Derby County 3 January 2018 [27]
31 August 2017 GK Poland Max Stryjek Sunderland 18 January 2018 [28]
4 January 2018 CB Republic of Ireland Jimmy Dunne Burnley 30 May 2018 [29]
11 January 2018 CF Republic of the Congo Offrande Zanzala Derby County 30 May 2018 [30]
12 January 2018 CB England Charlie Rowan Watford 30 May 2018 [31]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
5 October 2017 CB England Ross Sykes Southport 24 November 2017 [32]

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

As of 8 June 2017, Accrington Stanley have announced five pre-season friendlies against Southport,[2] Preston North End,[33] Oldham Athletic,[34] Huddersfield Town[35] and Everton XI.[36]

  Win   Draw   Loss

League Two[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Accrington Stanley (C, P) 46 29 6 11 76 46 +30 93 Promotion to EFL League One
2 Luton Town (P) 46 25 13 8 94 46 +48 88
3 Wycombe Wanderers (P) 46 24 12 10 79 60 +19 84
4 Exeter City 46 24 8 14 64 54 +10 80 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
5 Notts County 46 21 14 11 71 48 +23 77
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to EFL League One.

Result summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 29 6 11 76 46  +30 93 17 3 3 42 19  +23 12 3 8 34 27  +7

Last updated: 5 May 2018.
Source: Statto.com

Results by matchday[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Matchday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A H A A H H A H A A H H A A H A H H A A H A H H A H A H H A H A H H A H A H A H H A A H A
Result W L W D W W L W D W W L W L W W D D W L L L L W W W W L W W W W D W W W W W W W D W W L W L
Position 3 9 6 1 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 6 4 5 3 2 2 3 3 3 5 7 9 7 4 3 3 5 5 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Last updated: 5 May 2018.
Source: Statto.com

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[37][38]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

EFL Cup[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

On 16 June 2017, Accrington Stanley were drawn at home to Preston North End in the first round.[40] Stanley were home again for the second round, facing Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.[41]

EFL Trophy[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

On 28 July 2017, Stanley announced their group stage schedule.[42]

Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Blackpool (Q) 3 2 0 1 0 7 3 +4 7 Round 2
2 L2 Accrington Stanley (Q) 3 2 0 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3 L1 Wigan Athletic (E) 3 1 1 0 1 5 6 −1 5
4 ACA Middlesbrough U21s (E) 3 0 0 0 3 4 11 −7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 7 November 2017. Source: EFL.com
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Player Stats[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
As of match played 21:00, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Sortable table
No. Pos. Nat. Name League 2 FA Cup EFL Cup EFL Trophy Total
Apps Apps Apps Apps Apps
1 GK England Aaron Chapman 44 (1) 2 1 2 49 (1)
2 DF Republic of Ireland Jimmy Dunne 18 (2) 0 0 0 18 (2)
3 DF England Mark Hughes 46 2 2 1 51
4 DF Saint Lucia Janoi Donacien 45 2 1 1 (2) 49 (2)
5 DF England Ben Richards-Everton 19 (3) 2 2 3 26 (3)
6 MF Northern Ireland Liam Nolan 27 (2) 1 2 2 (1) 32 (3)
7 MF England Jordan Clark 43 1 2 1 (1) 47 (1)
8 MF England Scott Brown 28 (7) 1 (1) 2 4 35 (8)
9 FW Republic of the Congo Offrande Zanzala 0 (5) 0 0 0 0 (5)
10 FW England Kayden Jackson 44 2 2 0 (1) 48 (1)
11 MF England Sean McConville 43 2 2 1 48
12 MF England Danny Williams 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1)
13 GK England Nathan Wolland 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF England Mekhi Leacock-McLeod 0 (9) 0 (1) 0 (1) 3 3 (11)
15 DF England Ross Sykes 0 (2) 0 0 2 (1) 2 (3)
16 GK England Jonny Maxted 1 0 0 0 1
17 MF Portugal Érico Sousa 0 (6) 1 0 3 4 (6)
18 FW England Akeel Francis 0 0 0 0 0
19 DF England Charlie Rowan 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF Australia Reagan Ogle 0 (3) 0 0 2 (1) 2 (4)
21 DF England Zehn Mohammed 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF England Callum Johnson 29 (2) 1 (1) 0 2 32 (3)
28 MF Republic of Ireland Séamus Conneely 33 1 0 (2) 0 34 (2)
29 FW Northern Ireland Billy Kee 46 2 0 (2) 2 50 (2)
32 DF England Harvey Rodgers 4 (1) 0 0 0 4 (1)
33 GK England Toby Savin 0 0 0 0 0
41 MF England Josh Hmami 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1)
42 MF England Joel Mills 0 0 0 0 0
43 MF England Tom Reilly 0 0 0 0 0
44 MF England Niall Watson 0 (2) 0 0 0 (1) 0 (3)
Players who left the club in August/January transfer window or on loan
2 DF England Tyler Hornby-Forbes 2 (4) 0 1 3 6 (4)
9 FW England Jonathan Edwards 1 (1) 0 2 2 (1) 5 (2)
12 MF England Omar Beckles 2 0 0 0 2
12 DF England Jordan Thorniley 14 2 0 1 17
16 GK Denmark Simon Bloch Jørgensen 0 0 1 0 1
16 GK Poland Max Stryjek 1 0 0 2 3
18 DF England Tom Dallison 2 0 2 2 6
19 FW England Mallik Wilks 3 (15) 0 (1) 0 4 7 (16)
27 DF England Farrend Rawson 12 0 0 1 (1) 13 (1)

Goalscorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

As of match played 21:00, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
Rank Pos. No. Player League 2 FA Cup EFL Cup EFL Trophy Total
1 FW 29 Northern Ireland Billy Kee 25 0 1 0 26
2 FW 10 England Kayden Jackson 16 0 0 0 16
3 MF 11 England Sean McConville 12 1 0 0 13
4 MF 7 England Jordan Clark 8 0 1 0 9
5 FW 19 England Mallik Wilks 3 0 0 2 5
6 DF 3 England Mark Hughes 4 0 0 0 4
7 MF 17 Portugal Erico Sousa 0 0 0 3 3
8 DF 5 England Ben Richards-Everton 1 0 1 0 2
MF 8 England Scott Brown 1 0 0 1 2
DF 26 England Callum Johnson 2 0 0 0 2
MF 28 Republic of Ireland Séamus Conneely 2 0 0 0 2
12 MF 6 Northern Ireland Liam Nolan 0 0 0 1 1
MF 9 Republic of the Congo Offrande Zanzala 1 0 0 0 1
FW 9 England Jonathan Edwards 0 0 0 1 1
MF 14 England Mekhi Leacock-McLeod 0 0 0 1 1
DF 12 England Omar Beckles 1 0 0 0 1
DF 18 England Tom Dallison 0 0 1 0 1
# Own Goals 2 0 0 1 3
Total 76 1 4 10 91

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of match played 21:00, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
No. Pos. Name League 2 FA Cup EFL Cup EFL Trophy Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
11 MF Sean McConville 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
3 DF Mark Hughes 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
10 FW Kayden Jackson 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
4 DF Janoi Donacien 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
26 DF Callum Johnson 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
8 MF Scott Brown 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
28 MF Séamus Conneely 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
12 DF Jordan Thorniley 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
29 FW Billy Kee 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2 DF Jimmy Dunne 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
7 MF Jordan Clark 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
19 FW Mallik Wilks 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
5 DF Ben Richards-Everton 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
27 DF Farrend Rawson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1 GK Aaron Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 DF Tyler Hornby-Forbes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 MF Érico Sousa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
18 DF Tom Dallison 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 MF Mekhi Leacock-McLeod 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stanley sign McLeod". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Nolan is first signing". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Sousa signs up". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Defender joins Reds". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Striker Jackson signs up". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Stanley sign Danish keeper". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Accrington sign midfielder from Middlesbrough". BBC. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  8. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign Akeel Francis". BBC. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign Danny Williams". BBC. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Stanley sign Maxted". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Relief for Rodgers". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f "Retained list". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Gornell leaves Stanley". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Magpies Get Gornell". Chorley Official Site. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "Hewitt signs for Bangor". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "Shay signs for Bradford". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Dundee: goalkeeper Elliot Parish joins club from Accrington Stanley". BBC. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  18. ^ a b "Shaw signs for Bangor". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "Pearson joins Barnsley". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  20. ^ "Beckles joins Shrewsbury". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  21. ^ http://www.oxfordcityfc.co.uk/teams/1289/match-centre/0-3836144
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  23. ^ a b "Stanley loan Brighton duo". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  24. ^ "Wilks joins Stanley". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  25. ^ "Thorniley joins on loan". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017. 
  26. ^ "Reds loan Johnson". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  27. ^ "Stanley loan Sunderland keeper". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  28. ^ "Rawson signs on loan". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  29. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign defender on loan from Burnley". BBC. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  30. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign Derby striker". BBC. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  31. ^ "Accrington Stanley sign Charlie Rowan". BBC. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018. 
  32. ^ "Southport loan Sykes". Acrrington Stanley Official Site. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  33. ^ "Preston friendly". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  34. ^ "Oldham friendly". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  35. ^ "Top flight Terriers visit". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  36. ^ "Everton XI come to Wham". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  37. ^ "17/18 fixtures". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  38. ^ "Fixture List". Accrington Stanley Official Site. June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  39. ^ "Player safety paramount: Webb". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017. 
  40. ^ "Preston in cup". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  41. ^ "Stanley draw West Brom". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  42. ^ "Checkatrade Trophy dates". Accrington Stanley Official Site. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.