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Accrington Stanley's Aaron Pressley awarded Papa Johns Trophy Player of the Round

10 February 2023

Accrington Stanley's Aaron Pressley has been named as the Papa Johns Trophy Player of the Round for the Quarter-Finals.

John Coleman's side overcame Lincoln City on penalties to book their place in the Semi-Final of the competition.

The game at Sincil Bank finished 2-2 after 90 minutes as Stanley came from behind to see off the Imps, and Pressley grabbed both goals for Accrington on his EFL debut.

The 21-year-old, who joined the Sky Bet League One outfit on loan from Brentford in January, levelled for Accrington after Lincoln skipper Tom Hopper opened the scoring. In the second period, Pressley stepped up to slot home his spot-kick after Accrington were awarded a penalty with around 15 minutes remaining on the watch, before the Imps equalised late on.

And the forward delivered once again in the shootout, dispatching from 12 yards as Stanley progressed 3-1 on penalties.

Accrington host Bolton Wanderers in the Semi-Final, with Stanley now just one game away from Wembley.

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