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Half-time report: Accrington Stanley

1 March 2014

Kee on target for Brewers

Striker Billy Kee gave Albion a first-half lead as he notched his eleventh goal of the season against his former club Accrington Stanley.

The forward latched onto a Jimmy Phillips cross first-time as his 10 yard strike deflected past Marcus Bettinelli. 

Robbie Weir had Albion's first effort on target as his 25 yard half-volley whistled wide of Bettinelli's goal with three minutes on the clock.

Kee almost gave Albion the lead on five minutes when Damien McCrory's in-swinging free-kick found striker Kee unmarked inside the six yard box, the former Accrington Stanley forward saw his powerful header parried over the bar by Bettinelli.

Moments later the visitors had Bettineli again to thank as his quick reflex save from Jimmy Phillips' side foot volley kept Albion at bay.

After a frantic start the game settled, with both teams looking to control possession Jimmy Phillips had another opportunity to give the Brewers the lead, the winger cut inside from the left and curled a 20 yard strike wide of the post.

Striker Kee opened the scoring on 34 minutes, Phillips' low cross from the byline found Kee who struck the ball first-time from 10 yards.

The strike took a crucial deflection off defender Tom Aldred as goalkeeper Bettinelli watched the ball nestle in the opposite corner.

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