Stanley edge thriller

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Accrington are through to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Northern Section semi-finals after Bobby Grant's late goal secured a 3-2 win over Bury.

Stanley went ahead within 50 seconds when a John Miles corner was headed home by striker Michael Symes at the near post and they doubled their lead after 40 minutes when Grant squared for Symes to tap home from two yards.

But almost immediately Bury replied when, after a goalmouth scramble in the home area, the ball came out to Danny Racchi on the edge of the box and he curled it into the bottom of the net. And Alan Knill's men levelled three minutes after the restart when Stephen Dawson set up Michael Jones 18 yards out and he blasted the ball home.

With penalties looming, Grant scored four minutes later as he got the ball from Jimmy Ryan's cross and rifled home the decider.

Carlisle came from a goal down to record a 3-1 victory over Chesterfield, who lost Gregor Robertson to a suspected broken leg.

Carlisle were punished in first-half stoppage time when Tom Taiwo fouled Scott Boden and the linesman flagged for a penalty which substitute Darren Currie dispatched low into the bottom-right corner.

Ian Breckin's header hit the bar before Carlisle levelled in the 62nd minute. Taiwo was again involved, crossing from the left for Matt Robson to score at the back post with a downward header.

And the visitors were ahead seven minutes later when Peter Murphy headed in a corner. Carlisle settled it in the 78th minute when Robson played in Adam Clayton who finished from 15 yards.

Leeds advanced following their 3-1 victory over Grimsby at Elland Road.

And Bradford made it through after defeating Port Vale 5-4 on penalties as their game was tied 2-2 at full time.

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Tom Taiwo
Danny Racchi
Peter Murphy
Ian Breckin
Darren Currie
Adam Clayton
Scott Boden
Port Vale
Bradford City
Gregor Robertson
Peter Murphy
Jimmy Ryan
John Miles
Carlisle United
Darren Currie
League Two
Michael Jones
Leeds United
Michael Symes
Stephen Dawson

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