Date: 14th August 2007 at 10:42pm
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ACCRINGTON Stanley have been knocked out of the Carling Cup at the first time of asking by Coca-Cola Championship outfit Leicester City at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.

An early James Wesolowski goal condemned John Coleman’s side to an early cup exit and left the Reds rueing missed chances, as Stanley twice strook the woodwork in the second half as Stanley dominated.

It was Bruno N’Gotty’s cross come shot which started the move to the City goal, which came after just four minutes. N’Gotty’s cross cannoned off Kenny Arthur’s post before falling to the feet of Matty Fryatt why gently set up the arriving Wesolowski, who slotted the ball in to the bottom corner.

Leicester’s travelling support must have been rubbing there hands together and thinking of how Stanley will be pushovers, but they were wrong. They were far from it.

Stanley’s returning Lee McEvilly almost took advantage of a poor clearance by a visibly shakey Paul Henderson. The keeper’s weak clearance was pounched on by McEvilly, but the ex-Rochdale and Wrexham man saw has shot saved on the Leicester goal line by the legs of the retreating Henderson.

Accrington were clearly the better of the two sides in the second half and had chances to cause a cup upset against Martin Allen’s Championship outfit.

Rommy Boco went close with a spectacular strike but it was tipped over the bar by a stretching belly up dive from Henderson.

Jay Harris was first to be rejected by the woodwork, his effort thundering off the top of Henderson’s crossbar and into the Stanley fans behind the goal. That came just three minutes after the break.

The 80th minute saw Stanley skipper Peter Cavanagh curl a fantastic free-kick around the static Leicester wall, only to see his it hit the post and bounce in the opposite direction of any Stanley players in the box.

You could call it bad luck, but Stanley definately deserved something out of the game.