Rotherham United...Since 1925

Accrington Stanley was formed in 1968 after the original Accrington Stanley had folded two years earlier. The club had a new ground built and was named the Crown ground, a ground they still use today. Currently the smallest ground in the league with a capacity of 5057 it is also known as The Fraser Eagle Stadium and previously known as the Interlink Express Stadium for sponsorship reasons. Accrington had to wait until 2006/2007 before the town had a football team competing in the league again. Stanley finished as champions of the National Conference in 2005/2006 and switched places with Oxford United, a team that was elected to replace Accrington Stanley in 1962. Accrington’s rise up the non-league ladder came when they had a huge cash injection with the sale of Bret Omerod to Blackpool. A fee of £50.000 with a clause in the sale stating Accrington would receive a quarter of any future sale. Blackpool later sold Omerod to Southampton for over one million pounds with Accrington receiving their quarter share. Players who have played for both teams include midfielder John Mullin and centre half Colin Murdock.

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Football League Trophy

Football League

Millers 1 Accrington Stanley 0

Don Valley
Saturday 08th August 2009
Coca-Cola League 2
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